top of page

Recent Posts


Dennis Bruce Shennard, 70

A Veteran Firefighter

(1951 - 2021)

Dennis Bruce Shennard

Dennis Bruce Shennard, 70, of Kingston, died on June 26 in the line of duty due to cardiac arrest during a live burn at the fire academy while training with fellow Kingston firefighters.

He was born in Trenton and was a lifelong resident Kingston. Dennis joined the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company #1 in 1969. During his years of active membership he served as a line officer, executive officer, and was currently serving as a trustee.

Predeceased by his parents Kenneth William and Elizabeth Marie (Bentley) Shennard; he is survived by his wife, of 52 years, Patti Kay (Bleacher) Shennard; son and daughter-in-law Dennis Bruce and Louise Shennard II; grandchildren Mickey M. and Joe Shennard; brother and sister-in-law Howard (Pete) Breese and his wife Kathy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 6 to 9 pm at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday, July 1 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Rocky Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company #1, PO Box 222, Kingston, NJ 08528.


bottom of page