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Dennis John Snow, 77, of Rowley, MA passed away peacefully on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA, just 7 houses down the road from his childhood home. Dennis was born on November 8, 1946, in Salem, MA to the late Helen B Szalkocoski and Everett F Snow. He was predeceased by his son, Tyler J Snow, his daughter, Cassidy M Snow, and his sister, Carol Morse.
Dennis was the youngest of four children and always trying to keep up with his older siblings and friends. He enjoyed swimming and fishing in the local watering hole and obtained the nickname “Divin’ Den” throughout his Danvers High School football years. He went on to enlist in the Navy where he completed a short stint on the USS Constitution, or as he would refer to it as, “Old Ironsides.”
Dennis quickly transitioned into adulthood, as he welcomed his first-born daughter, Heather, into the world. Dennis was always articulate with his words and crunching numbers while maintaining his checkbook, and it is no surprise he completed 35 successful years working for the Internal Revenue Service. Through his employment, he gained many friends. He participated in golf leagues at Merrimack Golf Course in Methuen, MA, and made lasting memories with the gang. It was also through work where he met the love of his life, Linda, while away at a training class in Dallas, TX. He instantly knew the beautiful lady across the room was going to be his wife, and it did not take long for him to convince her to pack up and move across the country to start a loving life together.
Dennis married Linda on October 7th, 1990, and spent the next year building their beautiful house in Rowley, MA, which he took great pride in until his final days. Dennis enjoyed hanging his seasonal flags, keeping up with his flower beds and vegetable garden, and decorating his beloved property with antique trinkets he would find at local estate sales that he loved to frequent. In 1994, his daughter, Mackenzie, was born and in 1998, his daughter, Morgan, was born. As Dennis re-entered fatherhood, he found a passion in coaching. Not only did he cheer loudly with support on the sidelines but teaching his daughters and their friends the sports of soccer, basketball, softball, football, hockey, and golf, brought him tremendous joy. Dennis was a proud father of all three daughters and their successes.
Dennis had a love for food that he expressed easily through his home cooking and desire for a night out. This went hand in hand with his fun charisma for life and epic barn parties, celebrating graduations, Friendsgiving, Christmas, and of course the Kentucky Derby. His memories with family and friends are what brought a smile to his face every day.
Dennis was extremely grateful for all his medical care and the staff that supported him throughout his trying years. It is evident that his strength, will to fight, and perseverance are honorable characteristics that are representative of the nickname for himself, “Danvers High Man”. And at that he certainly was.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Snow, his daughters, Mackenzie Snow, Morgan Snow and Heather Goodwin (Ryan Goodwin), his grandson, Liam Goodwin, his sister, June St. Hilaire, his brother, James Snow, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours on Sunday, November 26, 2023, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Saint Mary Parish, 202 Main Street, Rowley. To light a memorial candle or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood or donation to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude's.
~ Arrangements entrusted to F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home ~