Dennis W Archibald

  • Died: May 18, 2020
  • Location: Danbury, Connecticut

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dennis William Archibald, 68, a resident of Saint John Paul II Center in Danbury, CT (former resident of Rockland, MA and West Haven, CT), passed peacefully into eternal glory on May 18 ,2020.

He is survived by a sister, Joanne Archibald of Danbury, CT; brother, Bruce Archibald of Brockton, MA; nephew, Daniel Spring of Naugatuck, CT; niece, Heather Spring of Antioch, TN and several cousins in the Boston and New England area.
Dennis was born in Brockton, MA, the son of William S. Archibald and Dorothy M. (Freni) Archibald. At the age of 9, he moved to West Haven, CT with his family, to follow his father's railroad career in New Haven, CT.

Dennis attended schools in West Haven and graduated from West Haven High School in 1970. He played flute in the West Haven Blue Devils Marching Band and enjoyed playing accordion at home and in concerts. The Boy Scout organization was very important to Dennis and he spent many years earning badges and attending activities at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford, CT. Dennis was confirmed at First Congregational Church in West Haven and went on to become a regular usher at services there. He worked at El Torito in West Haven, CT, doing food preparation, for several years.
In 1977 Dennis moved to Rockland, MA where he was active as an usher at the Congregational Church, enjoyed bowling activities and worked at Stop and Shop until he retired, due to health issues. Dennis was an avid sports fan and could quote statistics for Red Sox, Patriot, Celtic and Bruins players. He enjoyed working outdoors in the yard, whether it be raking leaves or shoveling snow. He always enjoyed a good card game and loved playing board games and watching sporting events. One of the highlights of his last years of life was to visit Gillette Stadium and meet some of the New England Patriots players in person.

In 2017 Dennis moved from Webster Park Rehabilitation Center in Rockland, MA to the Saint John Paul II Center in Danbury, CT to be closer to his sister and her children.

Dennis always had a love for music (especially country music) and would create his own short songs on the spot whenever celebrating birthdays and other occasions with his family. He loved to sing and had a great memory for lyrics. His sweet and caring spirit will be missed by his family.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dennis' memory can be made to Heifer International, an organization which provides livestock, agricultural training and food to countries around the world in hopes of ending hunger and poverty.

Condolence & Memory Journal


On behalf of All his Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus from the First Congregational Church in Rockland Massachusetts I would like to extend our deepest condolences. Rest in Peace Dennis

Posted by Anita Depauw - Rockland, MA - Family Friend   May 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Joanne. Sending love to you and your family and prayers for peace,

Posted by Su and Jay Murdock - New Fairfield, CT - Friend   May 23, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. It is a beautiful obituary.

Posted by Ferne Capellaro - Danbury, CT - Friend   May 23, 2020

Joanne you are in my thoughts. Love to you and your family as you find peace in Dennis' passing.

Posted by Susan Mckenzie - New Fairfield, CT - Friend   May 23, 2020

R.I.P, dear cousin, you are now an angel in heaven , xoxo

Posted by Helen Cirillo - Revere, MA - Family   May 23, 2020

Judith and Francis Toth

Posted by Judy Toth - NF, CT - Friend   May 21, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your sweet brother Joanne, He would light up anyones day with his contagious smile. May he rest in peace xo Hugs to you and the family xo

Posted by NANCY Jacques - Hillsborough, NH - Friend   May 21, 2020

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