East Lyme - Theodore "Ted" Charles Denesha, 70, formerly of Flanders Road, Niantic, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Liberty Apple Rehabilitation Center in Colchester. "He has slipped the surly bonds of the earth and touched the face of God."
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He was born in New Bedford, Mass., on Dec. 31, 1943, son of the late Richard and Alice (Balboni) Denesha. Ted served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s and continued to serve in the Connecticut National Guard until retirement. Mr. Denesha was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He also worked for Pratt & Whitney and Millstone Power Station. Mr. Denesha was a member of the Niantic Volunteer Fire Department, the VFW, and was a past president of the Niantic Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Award, the Lions highest honor.
Ted is survived by his daughter, Tammy Denesha of New Britian; three brothers, Richard Denesha of Cupertino, Calif., Ernest Denesha of Bristol, and Robert Denesha of Norwich; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held a later date.
Donations may be made in his memory to Friends of Fisher House Connecticut, PO Box 575, Bristol, CT 06010, This organization helps the families of veterans who are receiving services at a VA Hospital.
To share a condolence with the family please visit, www.cummings-gagnefh.com.
Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home
82 Cliff Street Norwich, CT 06360
Published in The Day on May 19, 2014