1951 – 2016

LEWISTON — The days got longer and the nights became endless when on Wednesday, July 27, our Heavenly Father came to Dennis’ house and said it was time to come home. Although we knew he wasn’t ready, he closed his eyes and took his journey to Heaven.

Born on Dec. 21, 1951, the son of Rosario and Laurianne (Berube) Roderick, Dennis lived his life in the Lewiston area, receiving his education in Lewiston schools. Dennis worked for the city of Lewiston and later for the city of Auburn until his retirement.

Seventeen years ago, Dennis met and later married the love of his life, Carlene Leblond. Even though he didn’t have children of his own, he accepted and loved Carlene’s children as though they were his own.

He never hesitated to help family or friends when asked and he always had a witty response to any situation. He spent a huge part of his adult life fighting Type 2 diabetes. He would have lost the battle several years ago had he not teamed up with his wife to fight this head-on. Together, they gave diabetes a run for its money.

Dennis had many passions. The first and foremost was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to camp, do crafts and craft fairs with his wife, take long drives discovering Maine with his wife, spending time with his four dogs, cookouts, helping his brother-in-law set up, clean up and flip burgers at the annual pig roast, and traveling many places across the United States.

Dennis is survived by his best friend, soul mate and love of his life, Carlene; his four stepsons, Rick Leblond and wife, Karen, Steve Leblond and wife, Crystal, John Leblond, and Nicholas Leblond and wife, Tracy; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his brother, Mark, and his wife, Linda; and sister, Maryanne; as well as his nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law.

Dennis was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Paul, Michael and Patrick; and his maternal grandparents. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

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