WFSB & WFSB history

Denise D’Ascenzo Photo Album 1

Denise’s daughter Kathryn told me last night she was grateful for the fun times and laughs her mother and I shared. My TV wife and sister had a zany sense of humor and loved movies like “Dumb and Dumber” and “Revenge of the Nerds.” I’m posting these pictures of some of the silly times Denise and enjoyed. In a business where we reported awful news on a daily basis, these lighter moments were a hallmark of our 27 year friendship. I’ll post some more pics as come across them.

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  1. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to her when I was in high school teaching me never to give up and to go out and achieve all my goals. She will be deeply missed.

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  2. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a wonderful person . I grew up watching the two of you on tv and it will never be the same

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  3. Denise was a very classy lady, soft spoken, caring ( always telling Roger to put his hat on in the winter), she will be missed. I still can’t believe she is gone, she was part of our family and in our living room very night. So sorry to her husband and daughter and her WFSB family, sending prayers to all. The news will never be the same, we will miss you very much.

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  4. So sorry for the loss of this beautiful lady . Feel like we lost a good friend too. Stay strong Channel 3. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends πŸ™πŸ» #ctwillneverbethesame RIP Denise ❀️

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  5. it’s just not going to be the same without Denise. we all loved her. thoughts and prayers to her husband and daughter and all her WFSB family.

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  6. My heart is so broken over this loss…she was one of the most beautiful genuine woman to ever enter our homes. I can’t imagine what her family and channel 3 family are going through. My heart felt condolences to everyone. May she always shine on all of you and all of us β€οΈπŸ™πŸ˜’

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  7. I have posted several comments regarding the passing of Denise! I would like to say that all these memories are so beautiful! This world is going to be missing a beautiful dedicated amazing woman who was loved by her family & her Channel 3 family ! She loved life immensely!
    Sending prayers for you,Kara and your children & the entire staff of Channel 3 ! This is a tragic time for both of them!
    Again I’m going to mention about how Mike commented about Denise being a angel!
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  8. Thanks for sharing the fun times. It must be so hard to go to work expecting to see a familiar face only to realize , never again. Ct. mourns the loss of a GENUINE LOVING WOMAN above and beyond her professional persona. A void not soon to be filled……….RIP Denise

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  9. I loved watching the both of you I only watch wfsb news since I can remember, and yes you two were silly together, that’s what I loved about channel 3 news is that you guys make working together fun, and laughable. I remember when she came to channel 3 with dick Clark, Hilton the meteorologist, among others that came and left..as well as the ones that retired.. She will be missed, rest in paradise Denise you will always be remembered..

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  10. Thanks for sharing these photos. I loved seeing Denise tell jokes and laugh on air. I can still hear her laugh now. Sending prayers of comfort for her family and friends at this time.

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  11. Thanks for sharing, must have been fun working with her. You two were great together. Will miss seeing her on the news. Been in Ct all my life.

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  12. What a tremendous loss. Her voice always soothing no matter the depth of the story. Highest level of professionalism demonstrated each and every evening. Because we spend a lot of time with our co-workers we do develop relationships and friendships that last forever. Thank you for sharing a piece of your history with Denise by your side. Your true friendship and respect for each other shined when you were on air together. Sorry for the loss of a wife, mother, friend and co worker. A shock to us all. My condolences to her family, co-workers and the viewers of WFSB. Heaven has another Angel. Gone too soon. God bless.

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  13. What beautiful memories of a beautiful woman. This state will feel her loss for a long time ahead. I grew up watching you and her every night. This state has lost a wonderful wife, mother,and friend. Keeping all of you and her family in my prayers.
    Mary

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  14. My sincere condolences to Denise’s Family. Both Off air and on. I have been watching Channel 3 News since I was around 5 years old. I felt like everyone on air was part of my family. We shared the joy of marriages and Births. If I remember correctly, Gayle King and Denise were both behind trying to set Dennis up on a date publicly. He was so embarrassed. I was thrilled when he Married Kara! They make a great couple. And Denise thought so too. You could tell. I feel like I have lost a sister. Rest in Peace Denise with the angels. I feel it fitting to such an amazing soul that she passed in her sleep and never had to suffer. She deserved to go in peace. Love from all of us on earth to our newest guardian angel.

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  15. I was so Shocked and deeply saddened to here that she Went Home To Heaven. She was such a very Beautiful n Soft Spoken Caring News Anchor. I grew up watching her in our house. My Heartfelt Thoughts and Prayers are with her Family and everyone at CBS.❀❀

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  16. This is sad Denise touched so many people lives on screen and off screen her channel 3 cast is beyond heartbroken her family lost a sweet soul i didn’t know her but i feel deep sadness

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  17. Denise was welcomed in my home for many years. How lucky you are to have known her as a personal friend. I feel your pain and your loss. My sincere condolences to you and the rest of the channel 3 family and especially her family and friends.

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  18. I ‘m living in Florida now , lived in Newington for over 50 years, know Denise very well, your right a very beautiful lady and will be missed, I also feel badly for Denis. My sympathies to both families.

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  19. I remember meeting Denise at the tv station while she was in college in Syracuse, NY. Even as a 20 year old college student, Denise was friendly and outgoing to her tv fans. I know she is in heaven singing with the angels.

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  20. I’ve tried to see how I could send a personal message to you and Kera I know all of Ct is in shock as I am and saddened,I was at my baby sisters house having a cousins get together which we are all in our 50s now and grew up in Hartford Ct and Will miss your family member Denise very very much…..continue to be strong and thank you for all the memories

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  21. Our living room is empty but i know she rests now in another room filled with light and love. The kind she brought to everyone. A truly great loss. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜β€

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  22. Dennis, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a blessing to all who brought you both into our homes every day. She will be missed. I pray you and her husband and daughter will find comfort in your memories.

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