Dana DiCola

Dana A. DiCola

Wednesday, June 8th, 1955 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Dana DiCola of Enfield Connecticut passed away on Wednesday, December 24th surrounded by his family. Dana was born in Bristol, Connecticut on June 8, 1955. Dana served in the Navy from 1973-1976 and had a distinguished career as a Chef before embarking on his own successful retail business venture, retiring in 2009. One of greatest joys in life continued to be cooking for his family and friends. His devotion to the Grateful Dead spoke to his peaceful disposition, as did his affinity for his dogs. His family was everything and it showed in his protective and loving connection that he had with those fortunate enough to be close to him. Dana was tenacious, and provided countless reflections and opinions and was never afraid to say his piece. He taught many lessons for that were ready for them and you could always count on a legendary story from Dana! He was adventurous, stubborn and always had an opinion. Throughout the years he enjoyed camping, hiking, concerts, collecting artwork, watches, old radios and watching vintage car races with his family in the summer.

Dana is predeceased by his parents George DiCola and Verna (Boyea) DiCola and his father and mother-in-law Michael J. Carzello and Joanne (Johnson) Carzello. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Debra (Carzello) DiCola of Pownal, Vermont, his son Jason DiCola and his fiance Kim Harrington of East Windsor, Connecticut, daughter Christine (DiCola) Collamore and her husband Ken Collamore of Bennington, Vermont, grandchildren Ava and Cody DiCola, brother Michael DiCola and sister in-law Bonnie DiCola of Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as many siblings including Victoria Reynolds, Todd MacEachern, Mark Rousseau, Kelly Rogers, Candy Rogers Woodward, and Cindy Amenta. His sister in-law Karen Carzello and brother-in-law Louis Grieco, Jr. of Broad Broad, Connecticut, his brother-in-law Michael Carzello, Jr. of Broad Brook and sister-in law Cynthia Tittarelli of Bloomfield, Connecticut. In addition he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews that he adored. He also leaves behind many lifelong friends that he treated as family.

A private service will be held at the family's convenience.
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Debra McCabe

Posted at 12:09am
My name is Debbie McCabe, maiden name Boyea. Aunt Verna and Uncle George, Mike and Dana used to come to Bangor, NY and visit us when we were young. So many memories of swimming in the brook and having family picnics. Dana and I were the same age, so sorry we lost contact once Aunt Verna and Uncle George passes away. So sorry for your loss. RIP Dana

Lynda Bssiliere

Posted at 08:07pm
Very sorry about Dana. He had lots of cousins from Malone NY. Had great times when his father and mother and Michael came.😢 My name is Lynda(Boyea)Basiliere.😢

Kim Harrington

Posted at 12:59pm
Thank you, Dana. You filled a void in my heart. It’s remarkable how much I’ve allowed my mind to project my own Dad onto you. I guess maybe that’s why it all worked so well. I admired you more than you could ever imagine. I’m glad I stayed mindful in our moments together... Listening and soaking it in. I am grateful for our time together. So sad your gone. I hope you’re at peace and can finally rest. “Luv u”

It all rolls into one
And nothing comes for free
There's nothing you can hold
For very long
And when you hear that song
Come crying like the wind
It seems like all this life
Was just a dream
Stella Blue

Candy Rogers Woodward

Posted at 11:48am
I'm so sorry to hear of Dana's passing. Although we have never met, you were always in my thoughts and prayers and there you'll remain. To his family, I know there is nothing worse than losing a loved one during a holiday, especially Christmas, so I pray for you for strength, healing and love. Your memories are the greatest gifts he has given you and will help you through this difficult time. God bless him and his family. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted...Matthew 5:4. Until we meet....your little sister, Candy

Christine DiCola Collamore

Posted at 09:52am
I can’t even express how much I miss you each moment of everyday. How do I even start? You were the smartest guy I know. You taught me so much everyday we were together, which was, ya know, everyday! I don’t know how to get through a day without at least hearing your grumpy voice on the phone letting me know you weren’t feeling up to our lunch date. Somehow, in all that you suffered through, the daily lunches meant as much to you, as they did to me. I will always be able to just shut my eyes and be in any of a thousand, maybe millions of special moments with you. I hope they will keep me strong, and help me to keep mom strong. You absolutely could not have been more loved by anyone than I loved you. I always knew I could count on you, always. I loved making you laughed, even when I had to annoy you to make that happen. I loved sitting in silence in times when you just didn’t want to talk. I loved talking about where you have been and things you still dreamed of doing. You were a caring, nurturing and giving father and husband. I miss you to the very depths of my soul and you are missed by so many near and far. Love you, love me...always and forever close to my heart.

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