DENNIS "DENNY" RACINE - ESSEX - Dennis "Denny" Racine died suddenly of natural causes on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home in Essex Junction. Born on Aug. 21, 1953, in Saint Albans, he grew up in Richford, graduating from Richford High School in 1971. He was the first of his family to attend college, receiving an Associate's Degree in Business from Champlain College in 1973. He went on to work for Howard Bank, Bank North, Chittenden Bank and, most recently, People's United Bank where he was the Director of Business Card Services. Dennis loved sports and played basketball and soccer in high school. As an adult he enjoyed golf, volleyball, watching auto racing at Thunder Road and Red Sox baseball. Dennis was an active member of Essex Alliance Church where he served on many boards and committees using his financial talents. He also served faithfully in many areas of ministry including, Divorce Care, Single Again, Care Partners, and Men's Ministry Teams. To know him was to be cared for by him. After committing his life to Jesus Christ, his heart's desire was to lead others to know Him. Dennis gave generously of himself in service to his Lord and to others. Dennis leaves behind his best friend and "sweetheart," Cathie Andreyko and her children, Eric, Nicole, Ashley, and Brianna. Her children thought of him as a father. They all loved him dearly and he will be sadly missed. He was predeceased by his parents, Noella Vincent and Alexander Racine; and brother, Paul Racine. He is survived by his brothers, Marcel Racine and wife, Louise, of Williston, James Racine and wife, Claudette, of Saint Albans, Patrick Racine of Montgomery; sister-in-law, Monica Racine of Essex; uncle, Leland Vincent of Richford; many nieces and nephews; his buddy, "Jake" (the cat); and many, many dear friends. A memorial service will be held in his memory and celebration of his life at Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Road, on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. A private family burial will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dennis' honor can be made to the Essex Alliance Building Fund, Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Road, Essex Junction, VT, 05452; or to the Williston Community Food Shelf, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 115, Williston, VT, 05495. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting

Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 21, 2013