Mr. Henry Edward Dowling, Jr.

Mr. Henry Edward Dowling, Jr.

September 10, 1930 ~ July 18, 2021


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Henry E. Dowling, Jr., entered into eternal life in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 18, 2021, in Naples, Florida, his beloved home for the past thirty years.

Henry, also known as Hank, was married to his devoted wife, Antonetta (Ann) Iacobbo, for sixty-seven years. He leaves three sons, Steven, his wife Helen, and Michael, from Naples, FL, and Brian, wife Gayle, and their two sons, whom he adored, Liam and Kyle, from Monroe, NC. Henry was the uncle of Vito (Laura), Lynn, and Robert (deceased) Iacobbo, and their families, from Colorado Springs, CO, whom he loved as his own children. He was step-grandfather to Lauren (Bryan) Sullivan and step-great-grandfather to Harlow Catherine, from Seekonk, MA.

Born in Providence, RI, on September 10, 1930, to Henry E. and Emily (Ricci) Dowling. He leaves a loving sister, Kay DeFusco of West Warwick, RI, and a loving brother, Thomas J. (Josephine) Dowling, Sr., of Naples, FL, and several nieces and nephews. Henry retired from TACO Comfort Solutions, Cranston, RI, in 1991.

Cremation services are in the care of Bergen Funeral Service, Naples, FL. A funeral mass will be celebrated at a future date. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate in Henry’s memory to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. As a child, Henry himself overcame polio and thus, had compassion for children with similar afflictions

The family of Henry would like to thank Collier County EMS staff, Naples Community Hospital staff, Avow Hospice and Bergen Funeral Service for their compassion and kindness.


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Anna Gosselin

July 24, 2021, 12:36 am

A beautiful tribute to a good man. Rest In Peace Hank we love you and miss you. Love Anna and Wade

Edward Jacobo

July 26, 2021, 7:52 pm

My deepest condolences for your lost

From: Edward & Mirella Jacobo (Iacobo)
Son of the late Giovanni Iacobo of Montreal,

Michael Iacobo and family

July 27, 2021, 2:36 pm

Antoinetta, during these difficult times, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and comfort you today and always. We, as a family, truly believe that when someone you love (Hank) becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May you treasure all the memories that you had with your husband Hank. Our condolences and deepest sympathies. The Iacobos: Michael, Nilla, Andrew, Vanessa, from Montreal Canada.

Norma Antonucci

August 19, 2021, 9:02 pm

I am writing this all teary eyed! He remained a handsome man to the end. Please give my thoughts and prayers to Steven, Michael, Brian and their familes. I have loving memories of all 5 of you. Hank made me laugh many times, he had a great sense of humor. Dear, dear friend, I donate to St Jude’s frequently, I began when we lived in Memphis and I visited the hospital. Now I will make my donations in Hank’s name. Please accept my deepest sympathy, I love you.

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