Socialite Tonya Redding Dennis and husband JC

This past Memorial weekend, a Greenwich, Connecticut mansion was the tony setting for a farewell party for Fairfield County socialite, Tonya Redding Dennis and her husband JC Dennis.

The soirée consisted of approximately 60 of the Dennis' closest friends and family members from Fairfield and Hartford Counties in Connecticut, and New York City.

After living in one too many snow storms, the Dennis' decided it was time to say goodbye to the cold New England winters and move to the south, where Ms. Dennis is originally from.

The event, which was hosted by fellow Fairfield County socialites and dear friends, Marilyn Ford, Brenda Culpepper and Shirley Smith, was held at a Backcountry Greenwich estate, which was befitting for the quintessential socialite and her husband.


(Seated) JC and Tonya Dennis

Standing, hostesses (l-r) Brenda Culpepper, Shirley Smith and Marilyn Ford

Attending the event was one of the Dennis' closest friends for the last 30 years Charles "Shep" Shepherd who said, "A farewell to JC and Tonya is never a farewell because the community of family, friends, brothers and sisters they have are always there."

"It is because they are so unique and they help bind us all together even more," Shep continued. "So it's just a matter of miles and months until we get back together to see them and to celebrate."

The couple, who have been married for over 29 years and have one child, 27-year-old Stratford Dennis, said although they have only been in Fairfield County for less than 5 years, it always felt like home.

Long time friend of the Dennis', Brenda Culpepper said, "Tonya created the concept of 'sistah friend.'"

For the Greenwich Diva this is not farewell to the Dennis', it is just "see you soon, in different locations."


Tonya and JC Dennis

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