AMHERST and NORWICH, Conn. – Richard B. Dennis, 59, died Dec. 8, 2009, at his home in Amherst after a brief illness. He was born in Norwich, Conn., Oct. 6, 1950, the son of John C. Dennis Sr. and Margaret A. (Gagnon) Dennis. He graduated from Morehall High School, Putnam, Conn., and attended art school in Maryland. Richard enjoyed his time at his cabin in Amherst, where he moved in 2007 after the death of his mother. He is survived by a brother, John C. Dennis Jr. of Norwich, Conn. He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Gregory Dennis and Brian Dennis. Private arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.