Justin J. Adinolfi, Sr. 55 of Cheshire passed away at his home Dec. 8, 2011 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He is the husband of Jane Thiery Adinolfi, father of Justin, Charlotte and Thomas Adinolfi all of Cheshire, brother of the late John Adinolfi and his wife Karin of Nashville, TN, Gerald and his wife Ruth of Northford, Mary Provini and her husband Ray of North Haven, Paul and his wife Cindy of North Haven and Susan Reid and her husband Alan of Hamden. Justin is also survived by Jane's parents Howard and Rita Thiery of East Hartford as well as Jane's siblings, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Justin was born in New Haven, March 4, 1956 a son of the late John S. and Charlotte Spezzano Adinolfi. He received his Bachelor's degree from Boston College and his MBA from William & Mary College. During his working career as an information technology consultant he was employed at several companies including Anderson Consulting (Accenture), DH Andrews Consulting and Cognizant and owned and operated his own business, Technology Resource Solutions, Inc. He was an active and dedicated member of his community where he served as a board member of Cheshire Education Foundation, MidState Medical Center, a trustee of The Forman School in Litchfield, was elected to Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission and Cheshire Town Council. Justin was a parishioner of St. Bridget's Church in Cheshire where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. Friends and relatives may visit with the family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Mon., Dec. 12 from 4 - 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to go directly to St. Bridget's Church, 175 Main St., Cheshire on Tues., Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Contributions in Justin's memory may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation (for pancreatic research), 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 or The Village for Families and Children, 1680 Albany Ave., Hartford, CT 06105-1011

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  1. Although I didn’t know Justin, when reading about his wonderful life via the Chapman school notice, I wanted to pass along my condolences. He was clearly a multi-talented and generous man and will be missed by many. It’s particularly sad to lose such a beloved member of the community and my heart goes out to his family and friends. With sincere sympathy, Sharon Steers

  2. Jane, Justin, Charlotte and Thomas, Please accept my deepest sympathies. I can only imagine the depth of your sadness and the sense of loss that you are experiencing. I do know that Cheshire as a community has lost a very valued citizen who worked tirelessly to make this a better place for all. Please find some comfort in knowing that Justin’s positive influence on Cheshire is a legacy of which you can take great pride. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Greg Florio

  3. Jane, Justin, Charlotte and Thomas, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Words cannot adequately express the sadness we feel about Justin passing. He was a wonderful person that we feel blessed to have known. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Love, Jenn, Randy, Taylor, and Jacob Solomon

  4. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. We will miss Justin. He was a great town leader. Everyone loved and respected him.

  5. Charlotte and family, I am keeping all of you in my prayers and my thoughts daily. May the love of family and friends grace you during this time and the peace of God be with you. .Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.. -Irish headstone

  6. Dear Adinolfi Family, Thinking of you with sympathy and caring. May you find comfort in remembering that no one who has been deeply loved is ever lost to us, because precious memories live on in our hearts forever. Love The Strobel Family

  7. Dear Jane and Adinolfi Family – I am deeply saddened with the passing of Justin. It was my pleasure and privilege to work with him during his service on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council. Justin sat to the left of my desk and we shared many moments of levity during long and boring meetings. He and I shared stories about our families, and Justin was so proud of his children and their accomplishments. With us both having teachers in our family he expressed his pride with Jane’s career as a teacher in Cheshire. I was so impressed by his intellgence, ability to communicate with people, and his positive attitude about his life. He was a kind, compassionate and Christian man with a smile on his face, who saw the best in others. Justin was always a gentleman…but he was also a gentle man. Justin Adinolfi will be missed by so many people, and those who knew him were blessed to have known him. Rest in Peace, Justin.

  8. Justin was a very good friend from kindergarten through high school. Although we lost touch after school, I thought of him often and his gentle demeanor. I am sure he touched more lives than he ever knew and any who knew him were made better through his friendship. My condolences to his family and all his friends as his presence will be sorely missed. Love, Debbie Hatch Waltner, NHHS ’74

  9. To The Adinolfi Family Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. He will be forever in our hearts. .Gone But Not Forgotten. Love Always, The Puccino Family

  10. Dear Jane,Justin and Charlotte, I’m so sorry to hear of Justin’s passing.May God’s loving arms surround and cradle you during this time of grief. I pray that you find comfort in His arms. Mark and I send our deepest sympathies and prayers. God be with you all. Our love Mark and Monique

  11. Jane, Thomas, Charlotte, and Justin, our deepest sympathies and sorrow go out to you in your loss. Justin was a wonderful person; truly Christian and will be sorely missed by all his friends. May God be with you all at this time and may your know that .life is changed not ended.. Richard and Ann Wilber

  12. SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JUSTIN. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH BOTH THE ADNIOLFI FAMILY AND JUSTIN’S FAMILY. PHIL AND JOANNE PAGNOTTI.

  13. To All Who Loved Justin, Especially His Family… Let us always think of Justin, even for a small moment everyday, and remember Justin’s courage, love, and strength in all that he did for those around him. May we all strive to be like him and carry on his dedication to supporting and believing in all things good and worthwhile. Jane, Justin, Charlotte, Thomas, your husband/father gave so much to this town. We send our prayers that you are comforted knowing how special he was to so many people. Our condolences.

  14. To The Adinolfi Family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Know that you are very close in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in memories, and strength in each other’s love. With deepest sympathy, The Regan Family

  15. Justin Sr. and Family: Sorry unable to attend services.My prayers and sympathy with with God’s Blessing. Tony & Jane Ciarlone

  16. although i lost touch with Justin after high school, i thought of him often. He was such a good friend, so kind and considerate. Everyone liked him. I have no doubt he was a great husband and father. My prayers and best wishes are with his family…Sally Buemi NHHS Class of 1974.

  17. My deepest condolences. I worked with Justin on many of his civic pursuits, and I found him to be an intelligent man, willing to consider all opinions, with the concern of the well-being of his community.

  18. Dear Jane and family. I was so sad to read about Justin in the Herald. He (and you) made a real difference in this world. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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