Dennis William Cashman, 74, formerly of Bethany, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Michael Cashman and Assunta DaVino Cashman. He received a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and a doctorate from Yale University. Dr. Cashman, a medievalist, taught history at Quinnipiac College, later Quinnipiac University, for over twenty years, retiring as a tenured professor. He was proud of his Irish heritage and visited Ireland several times. He also traveled extensively through Canada and Europe and especially loved Greece. He was an animal lover and was particularly fond of cats. Cooking was a favorite hobby. He will be missed by close friends Mary Anne and Stephen Schulz, Dawn Leary, John McNamara, Elizabeth McNamara, Gwen Weltman, and Paul Moore of Dublin, Ireland, all of whom would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Lester Hibbert of Visiting Angels Woodbridge who provided exceptional care, devotion and friendship to Dr. Cashman. Thank you also to the staff at Atria Larsen Place and Hamden Health Care for their kindness and attentiveness. Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Friday July 8, 2016 at 10:30am at Carrington Cemetery, Rainbow Road, Bethany, CT. Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home of Hamden has been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be sent to the American Cancer Society of CT, 1075 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708 or to Animal Haven, 89 Mill Rd., North Haven, CT 06473.

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