Lena Dennis, 97, wife of the late Lawrence Dennis, died October 11, 2016, in Bangor. She was born April 26, 1919, in Island Falls, the daughter of Rubin and Ida (Rappaport) Shur.
Surviving are sons, Ron and his wife, Rose, Mark and his wife, Kim, and Hayden; six grandchildren, Shaina, Mariah, Josh and his wife, Marie, Joseph, Shawn and his wife, Erica, and Aaron; two great-grandchildren, Zach and Alex; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Lawrence, Lena was predeceased by her daughter, Michele Dennis.
Her family and family business, Dennis Paper and Foodservice Company, were the most important things in her life. She was a member of the Congregation Beth Israel and active in the Jewish community.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Jewish Funeral Chapel, 118 Center Street, Bangor. Interment will be in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, following the services Thursday. Those who wish to remember Lena in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Beth Israel Synagogue, 144 York Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.