D’AMICO, MARION L. Marion L. D’Amico, 96, formerly of 628 Congdon Street West, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Wadsworth Glenn with her family by her side after a long and courageous battle with COPD. She was born on February 14, 1918, in Middletown. She was the daughter of the late Maria (Marino) D’Amico and Amedeo D’Amico. She was an active member of St. Sebastian Church and the St. Theresa Guild. She graduated from St. John’s Parochial School and was a graduate of Middletown High School, Class of 1935. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Frances (DeLeonardo) and Marie “Dede” LaBella; her brother Salvatore, her brothers-in-law Michael DeLeonard, Carmelo “Gino” LaBella and sister-in-law Josephine (Sbona) D’Amico. She is survived by her brother Paul and his wife Ruth D’Amico of Cromwell and six nieces, Maria D’Amico Eiler, Don, Annette (DeLeonardo) Shea, Jim, Francine (DeLeonardo) Augeri, Joe (deceased), Lucia LaBella, Kathryn (D’Amico) Rogers, Gina (LaBella) Molde, Brian, and her nephew, Sebastian (Elizabeth) LaBella. She also leaves 11 great-nieces and -nephews and a great-great-niece and -nephew, as well as her Aunt Connie (Marino) Vitale and goddaughter Francesca (Frani) Vitale. In 1978 she retired from Litton Industries as an Engineering Secretary and Legal Secretary. She was an avid fan of the UCONN Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, loyal New England Patriots fan, and watching both the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. She always enjoyed a day at the casino with her friends at least once a month. She belonged to a bowling league for many years, always striving for a higher average. Marion’s passion for travel took her to many destinations around the world. Relatives and friends may call at D’Angelo Funeral Home, 22 S. Main St., on Friday, March 21 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian Church. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Sebastian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Renovation Fund of St. Sebastian Church, 155 Washington Street, Middletown. Her family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the entire staff at Wadsworth Glenn for their kind and compassionate care given to Marion, especially to Ashley, Stephanie, Lori, Zenaida, and Linda, Marion’s APRN. She loved to laugh and joke and you all helped to keep her spirits high.