family member died unexpectedly on Friday
Dennis Chapman, brother-in-law of William Petit,
passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 8:50 am | Updated:
3:33 pm, Mon Mar 18, 2013.
Chapman’s wife, Johanna Chapman is the sister of
William Petit, and he was the uncle of Hayley and Michaela. Chapman was involved with the Petit
Family Foundation Michaela’s Garden Project, which collected seeds from
Michaela’s four-o-clock’s and sold the seeds as a fundraiser for the family
“He made a wide circle of friends with farmers and
garden clubs throughout the state and at the Connecticut Science Center,” Chapman’s obituary
reads . “A strong, quiet and gentle soul,
Dennis approached everything in life whole-heartedly.”
Chapman was born and raised in Blue Springs Nebraska and served in the Navy.
Chapman met his wife in Pennsylvania
and the two moved to Connecticut to start their family. Chapman has two children, Abby and
Andrew. Chapman worked for the Connecticut Lottery until his retirement in
2007. Check the obituary section later this
afternoon for information and service hours.