Dennis Slater Obituary, Cause Of Death – For a number of years, he worked for Botticello Construction Co. as a member of the company’s construction crew and as an operator. He formerly held positions with Tolland Automotive in East Hartford and J&H Slater Construction Co. in South Windsor, both of which he held for a significant amount of time. Before he retired after 29 years of service,
he was a dedicated member of the Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Department. Even after he retired, he continued to be a dedicated member of the department, showing up to major incidents to assist in any way he could and participating in many of the fundraisers that the department sponsored. Dennis worked his way up through the ranks of the fire department and wore many different hats throughout his time there.
For a number of years, he served as the chief engineer for the department. In addition to those roles, he was the chairman of the board of directors, the chairman of the parade, the chairman of Ladies Night, and served on a number of truck committees. The Slater family, led by Dennis, has been providing operational support to the Wapping Fair doodlebug pull for many years. Their support extends beyond the fair itself. His unfathomable amounts of time spent volunteering are unparalleled. He will be sorely missed by everyone.
In addition to his wife and his father, Dennis is survived by his daughters Rochelle Slater and her partner Aaron Helmer of Casa Grande, Arizona;, Paige Slater and her husband Eugene Donaldson of Broad Brook, and Melody Slater and her partner Adam Steiger of Maricopa, Arizona; his five grandchildren, Dalton Slater, Gavin and Kinsley Donaldson, and Mia and Sadie Helmer; his brother Howard E. Slater and his wife Rebecca of South Windsor and their