Dolfi, Janice

Janice E. (Amstutz) Dolfi, a loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away on Wednesday, August 11th following a courageous battle against invasive bladder cancer. A resident of Naples, FL and former resident of Farmington, Avon and Easton, CT, Jan was born in Celina, OH on December 31, 1935, the only child of the late Reuben and Roseann Amstutz. She graduated from Celina High School, attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1957 with a B.S. Degree in Education, specializing in Speech and Hearing Therapy. She was a member of the Phi Mu sorority and Sigma Alpha Eta, an honorary professional organization in Special Education. Music was a very important part of her life in church, school and other activities. She had voice training at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and was proficient in piano, organ, and several other musical instruments. She taught hearing deficient students in the Cincinnati, OH public school system following her graduation from OSU. After her marriage to Sam Dolfi, her husband of over 53 years, who she met at Ohio State, she became a homemaker and volunteer in the several communities they lived because of their many job transfers until her husband’s retirement from General Electric in 1990. Among the activities were the Women’s Auxiliary committee of the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, the Women’s committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, and the Garden Club’s of Farmington and Glendale, OH. “She loved and lived for her husband, children and grandchildren.” In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, a daughter Lisa Dolfi Bell of Simsbury, a son, Jeffrey Dolfi of Fishkill, NY, a son, Scott Dolfi and his wife Betsey of Fairfield, CT seven grandchildren, Scott Bell of West Chester, PA, Katherine Bell Eves and her husband Ryan of Raleigh, NC, Kelsey and Emmalee Dolfi of Pleasant Valley, NY, Elizabeth Dolfi and her husband Jay Ackley of Brooklyn, NY, and Rebecca and John Dolfi of Fairfield, her sister-in-law, Rose Kasal of Dillonvale, OH and a brother-in-law, Nello Dolfi and his wife Wanda of Bloomingdale, OH. Private Graveside Funeral Services will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, Collier County Unit, 5020 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 108, Naples, FL 34103 or to The Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center Fund at Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

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