Dennis Joseph Wilkins

dennis wilkins

January 8, 1946 ~ January 25, 2022

Born in: New York, NY
Resided in: Miller Place, NY


Beloved Husband of Rachel for over 54 years.
Loving Father of Dennis C. (Donna) Wilkins, Eric Wilkins & Michelle Leigh Wilkins.
Adored Grandfather of Erica (Edward) Huang, Leigh-Ann (Richard) Schultz & Henry Wilkins.


Visitation: January 31, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Mass: January 31, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church
75 New York Avenue


St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, Long Island

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Dennis Joseph Wilkins 's name.

Long Island Cares

10 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY

Hope House Ministries

1 High St. P.O. Box 358
Port Jefferson, NY

Memories Timeline


  1. God Bless the Wilkins family with comfort and peace. Dennis was beloved and part of our family. Dennis always treated us as family and we consider him family also. Evelyn and I send our condolences and love to all of you. May the peace of God Almighty shine on you as we hope for the coming of Jesus Christ, Lord of Lords and King of Kings! Love, Val & Evelyn

  2. candleOur deepest condolences for the Wilkins family words are hard to express the sorrow we feel for the loss of our dearest friend who was like a brother to us. He will be sorely missed. We thank God that He has promised us a life that is eternal with no more sorrow, sickness or death and someday we will all be together again.

  3. candleI pray for the Wilkins family and extended family that God comforts their hearts like only He can. He gives us the Hope of Christ’s Return as the true comfort. May all our hearts be filled with great memories of Dennis. He was always fun to be around and made me smile. I’m glad I was able to get to know Dennis even if it was just for a little while….he will be missed.

  4. We are so sorry Rachel, Dennis, Eric, Michelle and family about the passing of Dennis. Dennis was a constant in my life — My parents’ greatest friend and one we could always count on to look for them. I am praying that you find peace and comfort knowing that you will see him again.

  5. candleGod Bless the Wilkins Family with comfort and peace. Dennis was
    A wonderful man who was so much fun to be around and always
    Made us laugh…He will be missed greatly!
    Love and Prayers

  6. candleWhere do I start to say just how much I will miss my dear old friend. I still can’t believe that you are gone. You and Joe left us way to soon. We shared so many memories with our families. The love we all have for you is unmentionable. You were the best thing Joe got from the M.T.A. I’m glad I was able to have dinner with you, Rachel and Eric. You are now with your good friend and I know he’s happy to see you. Hopefully they’re aren’t any bosses up there where you two can get into trouble. Love and miss you, until we all meet again ❤️

  7. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying that God gives you strength & peace during this time.

  8. candleAy Rachel,your beloved has gone to be with the saints, gone to be with God. Mandando un abrazo fuerte y fortaleza, fe para su familia y wishing you all a time to heal.

  9. Our deepest sympathy and love and prayers go out to you all. Dennis was and always will be a strong and loving presence in our lives. He was the best of the best, so many memories include him, our family. Rachel you are the glue that holds us all together and we are here for you and the family anytime and always.

    Sending all our love,
    Guy, Tracy & family

  10. My prayers and love are with the Wilkins family during this difficult time. Dennis was like an uncle to me where I have many memories to cling to (beach, picnic events with Chicago playing in background, helping me through difficult times of my own along with my father, etc.) I will always cherish the dear place he holds in my heart and smile every time I think of him.

  11. Dear Rachel 💕
    Our sincere condolences to you and family. God’s word will never fail. Isaiah 55:11
    We want to share this Bible passage, certainly will come true.
    Acts 24:15 “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous”
    Will be with Dennis in the resurrection.
    Sending our love to you and family.

  12. Rachel Eric Dennis Michelle & Family
    Will miss him dearly & remember the fun time we shared Especially our adventures in Culebra together
    💙🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💙 RIP Dennis

  13. candleI will always love and remember my God father and Uncle Dennis. My heart breaks for my aunt Rachel and cousins. Sending lots of love and prayers. 🙏🏼

    • My dearest friend Dennis, it was an honor to serve as your best man at yours and Rachel’s wedding and as your Son Dennis’s’ godfather. Though I mourn with your Family and Friends, I take solace in that our Spiritual journey will exist throughout Eternity.🙏🏽

  14. So *deeply* sorry Wilkins family and friends to learn of Dennis Sr.’s passing. May he rest in eternal peace. May all who knew and loved him be healed…

  15. Marie Spina: My deepest sympathy for Rachel & family. The Lord is with you at this sad time.
    He will give you strength & courage.
    God Bless you & your family.

  16. candleI just want to send my condolences. Im So Sorry for your loss! I will never forget the Incredible Fun times we shared together here in Florida and over on Our Family’s Island, “Culebra”. It was truly an honor to spend time at such an amazing place with Dennis and family! Knowing I was there because of our heritage makes me treasure the memories that much more! May he Rest In Peace! My Love & Prayers go out to the Entire “WILKINS” Family!! From: Cousin Johnny V3, Christina & the Kids!

  17. candlePeople always tell me “I can’t believe you are still close to your childhood friends”. I learned the importance of friendship from my parents who grew up with Dennis and Rachel. I never thought of the Wilkins as my parents’ friends. They are family. Dennis was always laughing and love telling the stories about his days as a bus driver in the city. The adults would crack on Dennis that he is trying to distract us from our cards at the poker table. I will miss Dennis and I’m sending all our love and prayers to Rachel and the whole family. Sleep well Uncle.

    Dan Dominguez

  18. My sincere condolences. Dennis, my brother in law, godfather and landlord at one time. He was a great husband to my sister and will be missed dearly by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. What great memories I have as a child, from him taking us out to the park to ride our big wheels, going horse back riding, and fishing. He was like a second father to me.
    Rest In Peace Pete & Lisa

  19. We are so sorry and saddened to hear that Dennis had passed away. He was such a wonderful, fun and loving man. He will be greatly missed.
    Elaine Gnessin and Larry Wurzel

  20. Hello Mrs. Wilkins, Im one of the Nurse staff at Dialysis and Im so very sorry to hear this sad news. Please accept my deepest condolences. Even though I’ve only known him a short time Mr. Wilkins is one of the nicest person i met. I will definitely miss him. Wishing you and your family peace, comfort, courage and lots of love during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  21. Rachel and family so sorry for your loss. Dennis will be your guardian angel looking down on all of you. Love and condolences from Linda and Rick Schultz

  22. candleMy deepest condolences to Rachel and family. My heart
    saddens for his loss. I will always have fond memories of Dennis. May the Lord embrace Dennis in His loving arms. My love and prayers for Dennis jr, Eric, Michelle and all his beautiful grandchildren❤️🙏🏻

  23. candleThinking of you Eric and your family and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your Dad and his life.
    We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Fred and Peggy

  24. You will be missed , Such a wonderful man, My father Wayne Ferrier loved him and thought of both Rachel and Dennis especially coming to SD snd learning the midwest and the cowboy way . Gods blessing with Love and comfort to the family Love Cousin Janet Ferrier

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