Dennis Bruce Shennard

Dennis Bruce Shennard, 70, of Kingston, NJ passed away on June 26, 2021 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, NJ and was a lifelong resident Kingston, NJ. Dennis joined the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company #1 in 1969 and during his years of active membership he served as a line office, executive office, 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 6-9pm at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday, July 1, 2021 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.