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Monday, July 21, 2014

Reminder: Dinner is in Ansonia today for retired AHS athletic director

Fundraiser to benefit retired Ansonia High School athletic director



ANSONIA >> Valley residents will come together Monday for a ziti dinner to benefit Derby resident Dennis Gleason, retired Ansonia High School athletic director and educator.
Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in mid-May and is currently in Griffin Hospital in Derby.

The event will be held at The Original Antonio’s Restaurant, 314 Main St. Tickets are $25 at the door and there will be a raffle.
There will be two seatings, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.

A close friend of the family, city resident Denise Keller, is helping to organize the event. She said Tuesday she would do anything for the Gleasons.
“Dorothy and Dennis Gleason helped me (as a teenager),” Keller said. “They’re always there for other people,” she said. “They do anything they can for others.”
Keller is godmother to the Gleasons’ son, Ryan. “I want to pay back to them,” she said.
She said the idea to hold a fundraiser came from the Ansonia High School football coaching staff.
Keller urged people who know the couple to send cards to their home at 15 Mason St, Derby, CT. 06418.
For more information, call Keller, 203-231-0941 or Marcia, 203-732-8663.

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