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Obituary for Marlyn Dowling (Henderson)

Marlyn “Marty” Dowling, age 94, of Shelton passed away on October 4, 2023 at Bishop Wicke Home in Shelton. She was born in East St. Louis, IL on June 25, 1929 daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Henderson and moved to Stratford in 1961 where she lived for many years before moving to Shelton. Marlyn graduated from St. Theresa Academy and Belleville Junior College, both in Illinois. Marlyn was a homemaker, who volunteered at Bridgeport Hospital Gift Shop and later was employed at JC Penny. She was a member of the Mill River Country Club where she was an avid bowler and golfer. Marlyn is survived by her four daughters, Kim Sliva (Brian), Yvonne Condon (Barry), Nancy Padilla (Frank) and Diane Paoletti (John). Grandma Marty leaves behind eleven grandchildren: Sean, Amy, Ryan, Maria, Meaghan, Scott, Gino, Dina, Nicole, Matthew and Johnny, and was a great grandmother to 21. She was predeceased by one brother Charles Henderson and two sisters Veronica Hampsch, Patricia Haberberger, a sister in law Barbara Brylewski, granddaughter Rachel Paoletti and the father of her daughters, Dr. Richard Dowling.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. Interment will be private. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, her family requested memorial contributions to be made in her honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Palace, Memphis, TN 38105. Leave condolences at The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd. Shelton has been entrusted with the arrangements.