Georgette Mary Dennis, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the age of 82. Georgette was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 6, 1939, to George and Ella Morrissey. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband James Dennis, and her sisters, Kathleen Cusumano and Carol Lampasone. She is survived by her sister, Ella Lokitis (Adam), her sons Steven Dennis (Tammy) and Michael Dennis (Jennifer), and her daughter Patricia Wypler (William), as well as seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Georgette grew up in Brooklyn. At just under 5 feet tall, she was feisty and spirited – very much a “tomboy” in her early years. She married the love of her life, Jim, on May 14, 1960. Georgette and Jim had three children – Steven, Michael, and Patricia. In 1975, Jim’s job transfer with United Airlines brought them to Aurora, Colorado, where Georgette lived the remainder of her life.
Georgette held various jobs throughout her career, starting as a clerk at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and then at Fuller Brush Company in New York. In Colorado, she worked at JC Penney’s, and then at United Airlines, where she worked on the setup of computer equipment for United’s reservation system. Georgette retired in 2001.
For a woman of predominately Irish decent, she was ironically known for her incredible Italian cooking. No one who crossed her doorstep ever left hungry – she relished in cooking for a crowd and sending care packages home with every guest.
Georgette was very active in church activities, her women’s group, enjoyed playing bingo, and loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately called her “GG.” In her spare time, she would crochet beautiful blankets for family and friends, and many that she donated to her church and local nursing homes.
Georgette was adored by everyone who met her. She had an ability to connect with people and they remembered her – she had so many friends and acquaintances everywhere she went. It was unusual if she went into a restaurant or shop in her neighborhood and they didn’t know her by name. She will be missed by so many.