Dennis Thomas Legendre age 53, of Live Oak, Florida passed away Thursday morning, July 28, 2011 at his home after a lengthly illness. He was born in Boston, MA and joined the Navy after high school where he served for 14 years. Dennis left the Navy in Kingsland, GA and he and his family moved to Live Oak in 1994. He quickly became a fixture at Telford Springs watching over the children there. He was called "the Governor" and was known to pull many a child in trouble out of the water, feed them if they were hungry and discipline them when needed. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Crystal (Long) Legendre of Live Oak, FL; three children, Grace Ferrelli and her husband Tim of Ocala, Florida; Dennis Legendre Jr and his wife Samantha of Live Oak, Fla.; Keya Legendre of Live Oak, Florida; four brothers, Leo Legendre and his wife Joan, Holliston, MA; David Legendre and his wife Brenda, Port Richey, Fla.; Stephen Legendre and his wife Robin, Attleboro, MA; Raymond Legendre and his wife Yvonne, Franklin, MA; one sister, Claire Greene, Wilmington, NC; many beloved nieces and nephews and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Edmond and Marie(Proulx) Legendre, Franklin, MA as well as his brother Robert Legendre, MA. A Memorial Visitation will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Daniels Funeral Home.