hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

April 4, 2013

Joseph W. "Bill" Dennis, 88

Bradford — Joseph W. “Bill” Dennis, 88, of Bradford, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill.

He was born in Worcester, Nov. 17, 1924, son of the late Joseph W. and Gladys R. (Knapp) Dennis.

Bill owned and operated the family store, Potvin Furniture Store, and later was employed as a salesman for Paine Furniture, Boston.

His survivors include his wife of 32 years, Theresa R. (Amodio) Dennis of Bradford, his children, William Dennis, DMD and his wife Lois of College Park, PA, Patricia Tomlinson of AZ, Diane Nelson of Ft. Myers, Fla., Geraldine A. Viens and her husband Richard A. Viens, Jr., of Bradford, seven grandchildren, Holly, Nancy, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Richard III, Dawn and Amy. Mr. Dennis was the father-in-law of the late Dr. Jeffrey Nielson who died in 2012.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday morning, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church, S. Main St., Bradford. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford. Contributions in his memory may be made to Sacred Hearts Church Food Pantry, 48 S. Chestnut St., Bradford, MA, 01835. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit