Dennis John Sheehan
1936 - 2020
{ "" }
Share Dennis's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Dennis John Sheehan of Plantation, FL. passed away peacefully at his home on November 13, 2020. Dennis was born on December 26, 1936 in New York City. Dennis graduated from Cairo High School in upstate New York in 1954. While attending Cairo High School, he excelled at basketball and track. In 1956, Dennis joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Dix. On January 15, 1957, Dennis married his high school sweetheart, Marian Zerega. After being honorably discharged in 1958, Dennis and Marian resided in New York City until the fall of 1959, when they moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL. In February of 1960, Dennis joined the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department. During his career, Dennis held the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief and Deputy Fire Chief. Dennis retired in February of 1987 as the Deputy Chief of Fire Operations. After retiring, Dennis and Marian traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada in their motorhome and enjoyed spending time at their mountain cabin in western North Carolina. Dennis's greatest joy however, was spending time with his family, especially with his six grandchildren. He attended countless sporting events, school programs, plays and dance recitals and enjoyed them all. Dennis was predeceased in death by his beloved mother Alice Gloss Sheehan, his son Robert Joseph Sheehan and his grandson Christopher Raymond Sheehan. Dennis is survived by his loving wife Marian Sheehan, son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Colleen Sheehan, son and daughter-in-law Jim and Connie Sheehan, daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Carmine Giuffrida, grandchildren Keri Jorcin, Craig Sheehan (Carolyn), Ryan Sheehan (Sarah), Giuseppe Giuffrida, Carmine Giuffrida and great grandchildren Logan Jorcin, Teagan Jorcin, Easton Sheehan and soon to arrive Cade Sheehan. There are no services planned at this time. On line condolences can be shared at Arrangements entrusted to Edwards Cremation & Funeral Services, Wilton Manors

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Nov. 18, 2020.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Edwards Cremation and Funeral Services - WILTON MANORS
Not sure what to say?
5 entries
November 26, 2020
My condolences. There are not many words at a time like this, but we can pour out our hearts to God, whom is a refuge for us. When anxieties overwhelmed us, God can comforted and soothed us.
November 20, 2020
Love you Dad. I will miss the sound of your voice. Thanks for everything...
Dennis M. Sheehan
November 19, 2020
Condolences to the Sheehan family. Jim is my oldest and dearest friend. Growing up I spent many days and nights at the Sheehan house where I was always welcomed by Jim's folks. Dennis was always larger than life to me. I will be praying for Marian and the rest of the Sheehan family.
Bob & Elsie Gibson
November 18, 2020
Dennis, my good friend, we will meet again someday in Our Lord's Kingdom. Thank you for everything. I would not have been able to do it without your tireless gifts. Your generous soul has been called home, rest well my friend. Love Alicia
Alicia Shappe
November 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to the Sheehan family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ginny & Dottie
Dorothy D Rincon
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences