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Darlyne "Dolly" Gentile Obituary
GENTILE, DARLYNE " DOLLY " Darlyne "Dolly" Gentile, Lifetime Branford Resident and Owner of Tee G's Miniature Golf. Darlyne Mae (Austin) Gentile departed this life on February 9. 2013. Known as "Dolly" to most, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Anthony Gentile, with whom she shared more than 40 years of marriage. She was born in Unadilla Forks, NY on May 17, 1931 as one of six children of Warren and Elizabeth (Morse) Austin. A lifelong resident of Branford, Dolly grew up on Hopson Avenue. A lifetime communicant of St. Mary Church, she was a graduate of Branford High School class of 1949. Together, Dolly and John raised five children. She is survived by three sons, John and Denise (King) Gentile of Guilford, David and Sharon (Murphy) Gentile of Scotch Plains, NJ and Donald and Jonathan (Nichols) Gentile of Branford and two daughters, Marlene Gentile Baker of Guilford and Terri-Dawn (Craig) Levesh of Branford; six grandchildren: Jonathan Baker of Stamford, Sheridan Baker of Guilford, Jarrett and Taylor Levesh of Branford, and Michael and Lane Gentile of Scotch Plains, NJ. Darlyne is survived by five siblings, Jean Austin of Branford, Joan (Augustine) Perrotti of Branford, Virginia (George) Wahl of Florida, William (Alice) Austin of Branford and Donald (Beverly) Austin of Branford and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. For decades, Darlyne and her husband John owned and operated two Branford-based businesses, A Shoreline Pest Control and Tee G's Miniature Golf where she was affectionately known as 'Mrs. G.' and arranged hundreds of birthday parties for children. Darlyne had a lifelong interest in volunteering in Branford, especially with youth as a Girl Scout leader, Red Cross swimming instructor working for the Branford Recreation Department, and as Asst. Director of Waterfront at Camp Murray. She was a long-time, dedicated volunteer for Sarah's Cupboard well into her later years and as a poll worker. She enjoyed the company of many friends, especially in the Robert N. Giaimo House where she resided, and loved to travel, most recently to Ireland where she celebrated her 80th birthday. She was well-loved and will be greatly missed by many throughout the Shoreline communities. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, February 15 at W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 at St. Mary Church, 731 Main Street in Branford. Internment will follow at Branford Center Cemetery, weather permitting. Online condolences are available www.wsclancy.com.

Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 13, 2013
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