Henry William Dowling
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DOWLING, Henry William Henry William Dowling, 77, of East Hartford, very loving husband, father, and grandfather, died Saturday, (May 13, 2006) at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Middletown the son of the late Henry William Dowling Sr. and Mary (Bennett) Dowling and lived in East Hartford 43 years and was formerly of Rocky Hill where he was a dairy farmer and a member of the Rocky Hill Vol. Fire Dept. Co. #2. He later retired from the Mepp Tool Co. in Glastonbury. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Marjorie (Miller) Dowling; three daughters, Mary Lou Dowling of Vernon, Kathleen Strietelmeier and her husband, Michael of Enfield, and Norah Furlong and her husband, William of Columbia; four grandsons, Michael and his wife, Jessica Strietelmeier, Matthew Strietelmeier, and Ben and Sam Furlong; a sister, Mary Klukas of New Britain; a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Jeanne and Bill Ciotto of Wethersfield; loving nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Joan and Edward Pacholski of Rocky Hill. He was predeceased by his sister, Helen and his twin sister, Henrietta; also a brother, John; and a son, John. There will be A Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. at St. Christopher's Church, 580 Brewer St., East Hartford. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Calling hours are TODAY, May 16, 4-8 p.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Everyone is asked to go directly to church on Wednesday.

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Published in Hartford Courant from May 15 to May 16, 2006.
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May 29, 2006
Marge, Mary, Kathy and Norah:
I am so sorry to hear that Henry has left this life. He was a wonderful man and I will remember him always. May God grant you peace and serenity.
Love, Sandy Paholski
Sandy Paholski
May 20, 2006
Aunt Margie, Mary, Kathy, Norah;
Our deepest sympathy's are with you during the trying time - our fondest memories will be with us always. Including Uncle Henry making us (Pacholski kids)eat all our veggies - how I hated beets! And those fond memories of hiding in your house when the card games were ending so we could stay over night but that usually ended up being days!!

Our love to you all.

Gail Vernali and Family
Gail Vernali
May 16, 2006
With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty.
Rose Hill Funeral Homes Inc.
May 16, 2006
Please accept our condolence in the loss of your loved one. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Gene & Anne Morin
Anne Morin
May 16, 2006
Mrs. Dowling, Mary, Kathy and Norah,
My deepest sympathies go out to you for the loss of your Husband and Dad. He was a wonderful man. May you take comfort in knowing he is at peace. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
Jeannie (Morin) Picano
Jeannie (Morin) Picano
May 16, 2006
Dear Dowling Family,
Remember it all. May there come a quiet time when your wonderful memories will bring you peace. The world was definitely a better place because of Henry. My thoughts, prayers, & sympathies are with you. Love,Donna Paholski-DiMotta
Donna DiMotta
May 16, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have so many great memories of living across the street from him. He always had a kind word, a smile, and took such an active interest in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the days and weeks ahead.
Maryann Fialdini
May 16, 2006
Mary, my deepest sympathies are with you and your family. Losing a parent is so difficult. I hope you take comfort in your happy memories of your dad. God Bless You.
Ginny Paglialunga
May 16, 2006
Dear Norah and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this terrible time of loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
With Love,
Janis and Tara
Janis Schlagenhauf
May 16, 2006
Rick and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Dowling was a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of him growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.
Michelle & Rick Courchaine
May 16, 2006
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Henry. He was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed.

Nelson & Grace Lussier
East Hartford
May 15, 2006
To the Dowling and Ciotto Families:
Since my daughter, Jessica, entered your warm and loving family, I have had the honor and privilege of knowing Henry. How I enjoyed our many conversations from which I always came away with some of his wisdom, wit, and knowledge. It was so very evident to me how much he loved his family and how proud he was of each member. And when he spoke to Marge, or she to him, one could see the love for her in his eyes.

I will miss this humble, yet kind and loving man. May he live in your hearts, as he will in mine, forever.
With love,
Martha Littlefield
May 15, 2006
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Maureen Crimmins
May 15, 2006
Mary & Family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. I lost my dad last year and know what a difficult time this is. Hold tight to all the happy memories.
Maureen McCormick
May 15, 2006
Dear Mary and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your dad will always be with you in your heart. Cherish your memories.
Darlene Redman
May 15, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn't know your dad, but I know that you will find peace and smiles in your memories.
Sue (Gilbert) Lalashuis & Family
Sue Lalashuis
May 15, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I hope your memories will be a comfort to you always.
Judy DeMars
May 15, 2006
Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your father. Hang on to the many happy memories.
Deb Provost
May 15, 2006
Our hearts and prayers go out to all those who were lucky enough to know and love Mr. Dowling. He was a wonderful man who touched many lives for the better. We're so very sorry for his passing. He'll be sorely missed.

Nicole and Tom Duchesneau
Nicole Duchesneau
May 15, 2006
To My Dear Aunt Marge,Mary,Kathy & Norah : Uncle Henry meant so much to me. I remember when he let my brother Bill and I each have a calf on the farm to take care of. He helped me pick out my first puppy. I went to my first prom from your home and when I got married he and let me leave for the church from your home.He has a special place in my heart for ever. I will miss him so very much. My love and prayers are with you always.

May 15, 2006
To the family of Mr. Dowling....
He was the best neighbor anybody could ever hope for....always ready for a laugh and he would always take time to stop his lawnmower to chat for awhile...I remember I gave him a hat with HWD on it, but I told him it meant Henry Dowling....he would always wear it while mowing....He is one of the classiest guys i have ever known.....A real gentleman who I have known since i was a little kid....I am going to miss his prescence "next door"....He was the best...I have not met many people of Mr. Dowlings stature or integrity....I am proud to have known him..
Paul Mazzaferro
May 14, 2006
With our deepest sympathies to the Dowling family. May our thoughts and prayers help you during this difficult time. Mary, we are always here for you. With love from Whitney Whitaker and Gerry Garfield
Whitney Whitaker
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