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Dena A. Van Voorhis

SHARON — Dena A. Van Voorhis was born on Sept. 9, 1956, in New York City and died on July 10, 2022. As a child prodigy on the piano, she was the youngest student to ever be enrolled and attended one of the great music schools in New York City, where she grew up.

She also had a passion for horses as well as every other four-legged creature, This led her to working for trainers at all three New York State thoroughbred race tracks, and then worked in Ocala, Florida for a bit breaking the two year olds.

A few years later, Dena was busy raising her boys. They settled in Red Oaks Mills, New York, and she worked in the Arlington school district until her retirement several years ago. Dena is survived by her sons, Bill Pfeister and his wife Gabby, Roddy Van Voorhis and his fiance, Oriana, along with several grandchildren and life long friends, Alice Marrin and family, Amanda Miscencik and family, and so many others.

Dena lived in Sharon, Connecticut with her fiance Ross Fleury, where they shared a home with their dog Bella. Her love of her children, grandchildren, friends, and family, were her biggest passion.

Dogs, cats, and all other four leggers came next. They had planned to sell their home and go on a long adventure.

Please send any donations to The Little Guild, 285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT, 06796. 860-672 6346. It is her favorite shelter.

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