Timothy Robert Dowling
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Timothy Robert Dowling
  • July 19, 1957 - November 22, 2017
  • New Britain, Connecticut

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Timothy Dowling, 60, of New Britain died of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Wednesday, November 22. He wanted you to all to know that. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his beloved family, who he considered his best friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Linda (McKenna) Dowling, his daughter Megan, his son Matthew and his fianc Melissa, and his son Michael. Together, they gave him the greatest joy in his life. He is also survived by his brother John and wife Elizabeth, brother Chuck, brother Bill, and sister Lisa Salamon. He is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Anne Dowling and his parents-in law Thomas and Nellie McKenna.

Tim, better known as Tiny, was the life of the party for a big and loving extended family. That included Kathy and Ralph, Tommy and Jeannine, Patty and Jim, and several nephews and nieces who surrounded him always with love through their good times together.

Friends were a very important part of his life. He made them his family, too. Nobody was safe from his one-liners. The more he got on you, the more he loved you. He loved sharing the holidays with them all, hosting memorable parties. Good times together was his favorite tradition. He was grateful for the boys and all his kids' friends, whom he made his own. During his ailment, Tim befriended many of the professional caretakers who helped him along the way. His family would like to thank Hospital of Central Connecticut's C5 team and Hospice for their exceptional care.

Tim worked hard, but he lived and loved harder. Throughout his career, highlighted by the last 19 years at CCSU, he touched many lives as the man at Copernicus Hall. Tiny, however, was a rock star. He loved music, especially classic rock, jamming out on the air guitar. He loved pools, lottery, horses, and the casino, but they did not always love him back. He did find great success, however, in gardening - which always harvested with abundance. He also loved car shows, the Yankees, the Giants, antiques, vacations, his dogs, flannels, and Hawaiian shirts. He truly lived the high life and he made us all promise to do the same. Cheers.

A time of visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 from 4-7pm at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Please join us in church for his funeral liturgy and celebrate his life, on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at 10AM in St. Joseph Church, 195 S. Main Street, New Britain. There will be no burial services.
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Disabled American Veterans, 555 Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111