Obituary: Dennis Arthur Fowler Sr.


BETHANY — Dennis Arthur Fowler Sr., of Bethany, passed away on May 21, 2020.

Dennis was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Newport, N.H., a son of the late George Ellsworth Fowler and Catherine (Smiar) Fowler, and had lived in Bethany for most of his life. He was an avid NASCAR fan and a patriot. Dennis was always ready to lend a helping hand.

He leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Carol (Simpson) Fowler; his beloved son, Dennis and wife, Kerri, and three beautiful granddaughters, Sara, Lauren and Erin; his brothers, George Fowler and wife, Sharyn, and Bradley Fowler and wife, Kathy; numerous nieces and nephews; and in-laws; and his best friends, Joe Mauro, Roger Stevens, Carlos Ortiz, Stuart Peck and Tom Hicks.

Special thanks to the nurses of Harold Leever Smilow and Hospice for their special care of Dennis.

All services will be private, and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

To honor Dennis’s memory, contributions may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 765 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524; or to Watertown Hospice, 680 Main St., Watertown, CT 06795.

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