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David T. Dean


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David T. Dean Obituary


David T. Dean, 84, of Madison, CT passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, November 14th 2013, after a brief illness. He was born in Taunton, MA on April 30, 1929 to Arline and Sheldon Dean. He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Graham. He served as Pvt. First Class in the Army during the Korean war, stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland where he was married to his wife, Carolyn, of 62 years. David settled his family in the shoreline area, spending the last 50 years in Madison. He taught woodworking at Branford High School for 37 years. He was honored as "Outstanding teacher of the year" by the CT Industrial Arts Association in 1981. He was an active member of the Madison First Congregational Church, as well as the Madison Lions club, serving as president in 1969. His passions included traveling the country by RV, wintering in Florida, gathering with friends, never turning down an invitation for a game of Joker. He enjoyed working in his home shop producing woodworking projects for friends and relatives. He will be sorely missed by his wife Carolyn, children Linda Kralik and her husband Val, Royce Dean and his wife Robin, and Judith Dean, 2 beloved granddaughters Juliana Kralik and Katherine Kralik. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Monday Nov. 18th at 11am in the First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Ln., Madison, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Madison Lions Club Foundation PO Box 99, Madison, CT 06443.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 16, 2013
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