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Obituary: Terence Dempsey, 1955-2021

"Saint Dempsey" was an artist and artisan loved by many Burlingtonians

Published August 25, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.
Updated August 25, 2021 at 5:01 p.m.

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On Saturday, August 21, 2021, Terence Dempsey passed away at the age of 66. He was loved and admired by many in Burlington, Vt., where he had lived for the past 26 years.

Known to many as “Dempsey” or even “Saint Dempsey,” Terry was known as a storyteller and a singer of songs. He was a true artisan, musician, sculptor and historian, and he loved making storyboards and films.

He is survived by his sons Harlan and Virgil; brothers Allen, Tracy and David; and sisters Kathy, Vicky, Laurie and Beth; as well as his close friends and Burlington family, Ishmael Ahmed and Grace Ahmed and their family.

A memorial walk through the streets of Burlington to honor him will be planned for early October. Contact for date and time.

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