Ichiko S. Doolan
Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery
401 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Ichiko S. Doolan
Scottsdale, Arizona – It is with profound sadness that the beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friends of Ichiko "Itchy" S. Doolan (Ichiko Sanabe Guchimiyagushuku) announce her passing on May 13, 2021, at the age of 82, following her courageous battle with COVID-19. Itchy was a fearless and spirited powerhouse with a true zest for life. She was known for coming up with the most unconventional and creative yet somehow efficient ways to get things done. She was an avid animal lover, Boston Red Sox fan, and a confirmed tree climber with a kind heart who wouldn't hesitate to give you the "shirt off her back. Itchy, formerly of Colebrook, Connecticut, was the wife of the late John J. Doolan (Jack). She was born in Nago, Okinawa, Japan, on January 30, 1939; she was the late daughter of Deyochi Sanabe (and Hideko Kunyoche Sanabe, both descending from Samurai warriors and one of the original ruling families in Okinawa). She is also the former spouse of Andre M. Cappabianca, formerly of Winsted, Connecticut, who now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. Itchy spent her final time with us between Virginia and Scottsdale, Arizona. Itchy worked for Danfield Threads Inc. as a Fixer Machinist for over 30 years and Precision Ball. She will be greatly missed by her two daughters Marian and husband, Joseph F. Bartosiewicz of Scottsdale, AZ, Cindi Cappabianca, and her husband, James W. Gowan of Victoria, VA, two stepsons Bill Doolan and wife Dianne of South Windsor, CT, David Doolan and wife Judi of Cary, NC. Itchy ("G-money, Grammy, Gram") leaves behind six grandchildren Kaylee Hastings of Scottsdale, AZ, Devin Bartosiewicz of Scottsdale, AZ, Holden Gowan of Victoria, VA, Rachel Doolan of East Hartford, Ryan Doolan and Eileen Doolan of Cary, NC. She also leaves behind many friends, her beloved dog, Aini, and a place in the hearts of the cowboy riders to whom she became known as "Grammy." She lived life with passion and asked that everyone take a day to hug someone close, celebrate life, and all it has to offer in memory of her life. No funeral or memorial service has been scheduled; the family will notify loved ones in the future when a service is planned. The family asks that in place of flowers, donations be sent to the Gary Sinise Foundation https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate.
Published by Register Citizen on Jul. 17, 2021.
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