February 16, 1947 ~ January 29, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

John J. “Hawk” Adamo, age 74, of Hamden, ended his journey on earth peacefully January 29, 2022 at home with his wife Holly (Graf) Adamo and faithful dog Sergio by his side. Born in New Haven February 16, 1947, he was a son of the late John & Carmela (Munz) Adamo and brother to the late Tom, Patricia & Frances. John is also survived by his loving children, Harrison Adamo, Sam (Ally) Adamo and Ashley (fiancée Johnny Darko). He sadly leaves his beloved grandchildren, Dominic, Jayden & Evelyn. Also left to cherish his memory are a host of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, loved ones, and many friends old and young. John was a retired pipe insulator for Heat & Frost Insulators Local #33. Growing up in the Hill Section of New Haven, he always enjoyed keeping in touch with the boys & girls from “The Hill.” An avid golfer, he played in many leagues with fun partners and enjoyed sharing a cold one at the 19th Hole (where John and Holly met 35 years ago). John spent summers on his boat in Branford, fishing whenever he could. He was a US Navy Veteran and member of the Hamden Knights of Columbus.
Friends may attend his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 12th at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. His burial with Military Honors and an after-service gathering will take place in the spring of 2022, at a date to be announced. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home.


Mass of Christian Burial: February 12, 2022 10:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Holly and family. Please accept our condolences. You provided your John with loving care. Love your old pals from “The Hood”, Sheila, Peggy and all the Murphy.

  2. Dearest Holly and Alamo family, we were saddened to learn of John’s passing. Sending our heartfelt condolences. Love, Ron & Cheryl Vernik 🙏🏼

  3. Very sorry for your loss…john and I were helpers together in the early 70s. He was a funny guy and a good friend. He will be missed.

  4. My dear Holly, Sam, Harrison, Ashley & Sergio,

    In tribute to a great man, in celebration of a wonderful life. His light will live on in the people who knew and loved him. I will miss him, but I have great memories that no one can take away!! Hoping that time will gently soothe your sadness into peace!
    Sharing in your sorrow and loss. Love you all!

  5. Holly John will be missed by all his friends and golf buddies at the view especially me he was a good friend . rip hawk FRANK HUBBELL

  6. Holly and family, so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy, he will be sorely missed. i know I will miss our conversations about boats and fishing for sure. Ed and Eileen O’Connor

  7. Holly and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences.
    With love, Beth (Muzio-Miller) Myjak

  8. Holly and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about John’s passing.
    Definitely one of the good guys, and I know you all will miss him terribly.

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