In Memoriam


Dennis Vignola
Tuesday, August 7, 2007

VIGNOLA, Dennis, 54, of Mechanicsville, passed away August 7, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Serena; two sons, Dennis A. and Michael J.; one brother, Raymond Vignola and his wife, Merry; four brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law and loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Rd. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Church of the Redeemer. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park.

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From:     John Jacoby 
Sent:      Wednesday, August 08, 2007 12:50 PM
Subject: Obituary Advisory, Dennis Vignola

I have some sad news to report.  Dennis Vignola died last night.  There's a lesson in this for all of us. A few years after leaving the PA, Dennis started experiencing neurological problems that greatly affected his ability to function in the workplace.  His condition steadily got worse and affected all aspects of his life.  Dennis was blessed to have his wife Serena, who stayed by his side, took care of him and fought the medical establishment to find him help. 

After months (perhaps years) of visiting doctors and hospitals, it was determined that Dennis had long undiagnosed Lyme Disease that affected his brain and was largely irreversible.  I will choose to remember Dennis as the intelligent, thoughtful and genuinely funny person that he was when we worked together at the PA.  He was a good friend and I will miss him.

Dennis is survived by his wife Serena and his twin boys Dennis and Michael.  If you are so moved, I know Serena would appreciate a card and any remembrance of Dennis you would care to share.

I know Dennis worked with many in the PA starting in HR, TB&T, WT, Aviation.  Please pass this on to others that would want to know.

Webmaster's Note: I will retain a copy of John Jacoby's e-mail, please contact me if you want the home address of Serena, I did not print it above because I did not want her home address posted on a public website. 



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