Denny was born May 16‚ 1941‚ in Marlboro‚ Massachusetts. After graduating from high school‚ he joined the Air Force and enjoyed traveling the world. He kept in touch with many of the folks he met and served with. After his tour of duty‚ he attended the University of Massachusetts‚ where he met Sue‚ his wife of 40 years. At UMass‚ he was active in APO‚ a service fraternity. After UMass‚ Denny joined Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company in Hartford as a computer programmer. He and Sue married and moved to Coventry and raised their family.
He is survived to honor his memory by his wife‚ Sue‚ and their children‚ Matthew and Jennifer Myshrall and their son‚ Griffin; Timothy and Betsy Myshrall and their daughter‚ Lindsey; Jeffrey and Rebecca Myshrall and their daughter‚ Laura; and Anna and Christopher Allard.
Denny became active in the Coventry community. He assisted with his children’s sports teams. He and his sons enjoyed Boy Scout activities. He continued being the charter representative and an adult leader with one of his adult sons. He was a communicant of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coventry and was involved in many ministries and committees. After retiring from Aetna‚ he was a part-time clerk at a post office in a neighboring town. He enjoyed serving another community.
Denny was a member of North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years. He served as firefighter‚ emergency medical technician‚ EMT instructor‚ and treasurer. He was NCVFD’s ‘Firefighter of the Year’ for 1987-1988. Denny died in the line of duty on February 26‚ 2009‚ as a result of complications from an injury that occurred while he was responding to a medical call.
A memorial scholarship was created by the Town Council in recognition of his service and sacrifice to Coventry. It is appropriate that this scholarship continues his contribution to the community by assisting a local student to further his or her education.