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Amici, Daniel C.

Daniel C. Amici, age 48, of North Stonington, loving father and tremendous husband, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island. He was the devoted husband of Jeannette Bruno Amici and the awesome dad of Daniel R. Amici and stepson Luis Olivencia. Dan was born on July 28, 1966 in Waterbury, Conn., son of the late Salvatore “Dick” and Mary (Duffy) Amici.

Dan, a caring and earnest father and husband, was an accomplished athlete and graduate of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, where he won several sporting awards and still currently holds the Track and Field high jump record. He was the Co-owner and Operator of Wheel Estates, Inc. Dan was a fisherman and outdoorsman; he loved cruising the ocean and back pond, fishing, clamming and spearfishing; and enjoyed swimming at the Westerly YMCA and walking the Greens Falls Trail in North Stonington with his beloved dogs. He was full of life and such an exceptional father and husband that he was admired and looked up to by all of his nephews and friends.

In addition to Jeannette, Daniel and Luis, Dan is survived by his siblings: Louis A. Amici of Waterbury; Dawn Borecki and her husband Rich of Cheshire; Steven Amici and his wife Heather of Vero Beach, Fla.; Michael Amici of Waterbury; Jonathan Amici of Waterbury; and several nieces and nephews.

“Dan, we all love you and will miss you forever. We will never forget the fun dimension you added to all of our lives.”

Dan’s funeral procession will leave from the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., Cheshire, Conn. 06410 on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Rd., Cheshire. Friends may greet the family at the funeral home on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. At the request of his family, memorial contributions may be made to a fund setup for Daniel’s future education at: People’s United Bank, c/o Daniel R. Amici, 275 Highland Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410. To share a story or view these arrangements online, please visit

Dowling, Linda Rose (Membrino)

Mrs. Linda Rose (Membrino) Dowling, 70, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, Nov., 1, 2014, as a result of a courageous battle with liver cancer.

She was born on Oct. 2, 1944, in Waterbury, Conn., to the late Otto and Rachel Membrino. She graduated from Croft High School and later received an associate's degree in Marketing from Mattatuck College. She was a member of the Waterbury Jaycees.

In 1964, she married W. Edward Dowling. A consummate wife, homemaker, and mother, Linda raised three children and supported her husband as a loving companion.

Later, she started a small decorative arts business, specializing in dolls and holiday crafts. She will be fondly remembered as a warm, caring member of the Cheshire Senior Center, where she had a broad group of friends and participated in various activities.

Linda is survived by three children, Sean Dowling of Cheshire, Conn., Bonnie Dowling of Scottsdale, Ariz,. and Brian Dowling of Conn. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Membrino.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov 29, at St. Bridget's Church of Cheshire at 10 a.m. A cremains burial will be held at her family's discretion.

Finnegan, Shirlee M.

HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Shirlee Mae Finnegan, age 94 years, formerly of Cheshire, Conn.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Daytona Beach, Fla., died on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Foothill Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hillsborough, N.J.

Born in Meriden, Conn., on December 27, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Flora Troesch O’Brien.

A homemaker and accomplished golfer, she was 14-time champion at Wallingford Country Club, Conn., and played in the U.S. Amateur in 1953. She was a former member of the Finley Country Club, N.C., and former champion at the Pelican Bay Country Club, Fla.

Her husband, William Finnegan, died in 2003. Surviving are her daughter, Pamela Somers of Readington Township, N.J.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Church of The Holy Spirit, 3 Haytown Rd., Lebanon, N.J. Arrangements are under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral, 147 Main St., Flemington, N.J. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001. Please visit for further information, or to send condolences.

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