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Denis Edward Ambrose, Jr., 37

 
Denis Edward Ambrose, Jr., 37, died of cancer on April 10, 2020.
Denis was born on March 25, 1983 to Denis Ambrose, Sr. and Marianne Hughes Ambrose. He grew up in Milford, Massachusetts with younger brother, Matthew Ambrose, and younger sister, Theresa Ambrose Richiedei.
    Denis enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid Boy Scout, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from Milford High School, Denis attended Roger Williams University where he discovered his passion for Latin and classical literature. He received an M.A. in politics at the University of Dallas and studied for a year at Saint John’s Seminary. Denis went on to become a teacher of Latin at several Boston-area high schools, culminating with Boston Latin Academy in 2018-2019.
    In addition to his parents and siblings, he is survived by his brother-in-law Brian Richiedei, sister-in-law Jillian Wilson Ambrose, and beloved nieces, Vivian and Margaret Ambrose. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mary “Betty” Ambrose, as well as numerous cousins, uncles, and aunts who have been a blessing throughout his life, which ended too soon.
    Funeral services will be held at Saint Joan of Arc Church, Orleans, MA after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

    In honor of Denis’ memory, the family plans to establish a scholarship in his name. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider making a contribution through www.gofundme.com/f/remebering-denis-ambrose

Guestbook

Dear Denis and Marianne, I am so sorry for the loss of Denis. I have faith he is not lost. He is with God his Father and at peace in the heavenly realm. I hope it brings you comfort to know he is not in any more pain.
Susan Wood


R.I.P. to a great teacher, a great man. You will be missed
Keith King


I was lucky to have him as a teacher at Mystic Valley - what a great man. Rest In Peace.
Andre DiFilippo


Rest in paradise to a great man and teacher. I was fortunate enough to have him 2 years in a row and learn a lot from him. His love for Latin was unmatched and sometimes i find myself reminiscing on the days in his class. My condolences to his family, friends and anyone else he might’ve influenced. God had a plan for his life and I hope he was able to fulfill it.
David Barthelemy


Dear Ambrose family, Please accept my condolences. Denis was a kind-hearted teacher, colleague, and friend. My life is better for having known him. multas per gentes et multa per aequora vectus advenio has miseras, frater, ad inferias, ut te postremo donarem munere mortis et mutam nequiquam alloquerer cinerem. quandoquidem fortuna mihi tete abstulit ipsum. heu miser indigne frater adempte mihi, nunc tamen interea haec, prisco quae more parentum tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias, accipe fraterno multum manantia fletu, atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.
Richard Freed


Mr. Ambrose, thank you for your years of teaching and sharing your life with us students. He was truly a wonderful presence in our school, very kind-hearted and always laughing. I was lucky to have him as a Latin teacher. Rest In Peace.
Danielle Bettano


Was happy to have Mr. Ambrose as my Latin teacher. He was and is a great man. Condolences to the family. Please take care.
Joseph Whitlow


Thank you so much for your wonderful lessons and class memories. You were an amazing teacher and an even greater human being that I was so grateful to get to know. May you Rest In Peace and be free from suffering and full of happiness.
Vanessa LoChirco


A great man and a great teacher. I had the pleasure of knowing him during his time here on earth. He will be very much missed. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
Colleen T


Rest in Peace Mr. Ambrose. One of the nicest teachers ever. I remember last year, you'd always miss school because you were sick and we never knew why. Thanks for always being so patient with all your students and being one of the best Latin teachers ever. I'm going to miss all the jokes you made, and how you were always smiling and greeting us at the door. This doesn't feel real at all. You've only been my teacher for one year, but you taught me and the rest of your students so much. Thank you for everything. You will forever be missed
one of your students


Mr. Ambrose was an amazing teacher. He connected Latin to Roman history in a way that hadn’t been shown before and really made me pay attention. I’m so grateful to have had him at BLA. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice person. Rest In Peace Mr. Ambrose.
Maddy Ablett


I had Mr Ambrose as a Latin teacher at BLA. He was the best Latin teacher I’ve had and I know many others can say that as well. I am so lucky to have had such a caring and helpful teacher who was always there for his students. I sent my deepest condolences to his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In the Sweetest Peace to a teacher I will never forget.
Student of Mr. Ambrose


I had Mr Ambrose as a Latin teacher at BLA. He was the best Latin teacher I’ve had and I know many others can say that as well. I am so lucky to have had such a caring and helpful teacher who was always there for his students. I sent my deepest condolences to his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In the Sweetest Peace to a teacher I will never forget.
Student of Mr. Ambrose


Thank you Mr. Ambrose for the number of years of teaching us before we left for college. I am so utterly grateful to have your presence in my life as a student at MVRCS. I will always remember how much dedication and passion you’ve had for the Latin language and history
Emily L


Mr. Ambrose was a wonderful teacher, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from him at MVRCS. Rest in peace with our Lord Heavenly Father, and my deepest condolences to the Ambrose Family.
Sarah D.


I had Mr Ambrose as a Latin teacher at BLA. He was the best Latin teacher I’ve had and I know many others can say that as well. I am so lucky to have had such a caring and helpful teacher who was always there for his students. I sent my deepest condolences to his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In the Sweetest Peace to a teacher I will never forget.
Student of Mr. Ambrose


My greatest condolences, mr. Ambrose was an incredibly kindhearted teacher
Student


To Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose, I was a student for your son at MV. I remembered he told me that he didn't want to talk to students after they graduated, but I guess he made me the exception. The last time I saw him in person was at a pro-wrestling show, he gave me his email before he left and its been history ever since. We would always talk about silly stuff and how school was for each of us and help me out with a few things. He was always so easy to talk to. The last time I saw him was in the hospital, Face-timing him. Even with the elephant in the room, he still found a way to put a smile on my face and I finally got closure between me and him. I wish I could have been there more for him those final days. But he said everything's okay. He told me that he's going to see everyone again. I know God is taking care of him and I'm just glad his pain is finally over. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose for raising such a nice man and giving me a true friend for the past two years.
Jeffrey Mei


I was lucky enough to have Mr. Ambrose as a teacher last year. He always fought for his students and gave us more than one chance to better our grades. He was hands down one of the best teachers I’ve had at BLA, always making us laugh and actually keeping us engaged in the class. Everyday he’d stand outside of the classroom and greet us as we walked in. Mr. Ambrose was truly a great man, and someone I’ll never forget. I send my deepest condolences to his family during these hard times.
Shea Mikalauskis


Deepest condolences to your family on your loss. I only met Mr Ambrose once on parent-teacher conference night, but he left a wonderful impression as a kind, caring, and enthusiastic teacher. My daughter so appreciated his class and we were all deeply saddened by this news. He leaves a powerful legacy through his students. May his memory be a blessing.
Ann Walsh


Dear Marianne, Denis, Matthew, Theresa, Thinking of you and sending caring sympathy on the heartbreaking loss of Denis. May you feel God’s peace and comfort during these and all the difficult days ahead.
Mary Piwko


Dear Ambrose Family, Sending my deepest condolences to the Ambrose Family. I am grateful to have taught with Dennis this school year. He was very passionate, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about his vocation and it showed. I admired not just his abilities but his good natured disposition. He had a unforgettable style that resonated with me. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend. I can imagine how difficult this time is for your family. God bless!
Kathleen Castro


Mr. Ambrose was one heck of a teacher and a great man. My deepest condolences to the Ambrose family. He made a difference in so many of his students lives and will surely be missed by many.
Nicole Umaña


Dear family of Mr. Ambrose, My deepest condolences to you. My heart aches hearing of Mr. Ambrose's passing. He was truly a light during my time at Mystic Valley, and I would not have wanted my final year learning Latin to have been with anyone else. From our times having inside jokes with our class while reading Ovid to going to the Museum of Fine Arts with the Latin Club on the Ides of March, Mr. Ambrose embodied wisdom, compassion, and humility no matter what he did. His excellence extended to his desire to help others, and I will never forget how he accompanied our Key Club to our District Educational Conference in Springfield for a weekend. I am so grateful to have had Mr. Ambrose as both a teacher and a club advisor. May he rest in peace.
Visnavy Vickneswaran


Dear Ambrose Family, Denis and I played a lot growing up, since we lived so close. I remember going to you house and being terrible on the pogo stick....I remember him running for class President, looking at the camera and guaranteeing results. Later on I enjoyed his social media posts about the Red Sox.... He was always such a nice and respectful guy. May he Rest In Peace. Kevin O’Neil
Kevin O’Neil


I had Mr Ambrose as a Latin teacher at BLA. He was the best Latin teacher I’ve had and I know many others can say that as well. I am so lucky to have had such a caring and helpful teacher who was always there for his students. I sent my deepest condolences to his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In the Sweetest Peace to a teacher I will never forget.
Student of Mr. Ambrose


We had great conversations in the copy room. He was a such a nice guy.
Kara


I had Mr Ambrose as a Latin teacher at BLA. He was the best Latin teacher I’ve had and I know many others can say that as well. I am so lucky to have had such a caring and helpful teacher who was always there for his students. I sent my deepest condolences to his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In the Sweetest Peace to a teacher I will never forget.
Student of Mr. Ambrose


I had Mr Ambrose as a Latin teacher at BLA. He was the best Latin teacher I’ve had and I know many others can say that as well. I am so lucky to have had such a caring and helpful teacher who was always there for his students. I sent my deepest condolences to his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In the Sweetest Peace to a teacher I will never forget.
Student of Mr. Ambrose


I had Mr Ambrose as a Latin teacher at BLA. He was the best Latin teacher I’ve had and I know many others can say that as well. I am so lucky to have had such a caring and helpful teacher who was always there for his students. I sent my deepest condolences to his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In the Sweetest Peace to a teacher I will never forget.
Student of Mr. Ambrose


Marianne & Dennis - There are no words....I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Denis was a great person by the things you would tell us, Marianne, but to see how amazing he was from the words written by his students is truly remarkable. He got his traits from you both and how proud will you always be to know you had the privilege of having him in your life....Condolences & Love
Anne Connell


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