Giovanni Adorno

December 21, 1928July 8, 2012

Giovanni Adorno-83, of New Britain passed away on Sunday July 8, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sortino, Sicily, Italy, a son of the late Luigi and Sofia (Cartelli) Adorno. He was a Machine Operator at Stanley Works for many years. Giovanni was a communicant of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and a member of the Generale Ameglio Italian Club. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed dancing and was crowned the Senior Prom King in 2010. He loved gardening and playing cards with his friends at the Generale Ameglio. He always extended a helping hand to the residents and was loved by all at Brittany Farms. His wife Gaetana (Lombardo) Adorno, predeceased him in 1989. He is survived by his loving family, his daughter Sofia Giannone and her husband Egidio of Farmington, his four sons Luigi Adorno and his wife Christina, Angelo Adorno, Sebastiano Adorno and Frank Adorno all of New Britain, one sister Gina Adorno Vinci and one brother Gaetano Adorno both of Priolo, Sicily, Italy, his brother in law Joe Lombardo and his wife Elizabeth of Southington, seven grandchildren, Sebastian Adorno and his wife Jen, John Adorno, Robert Adorno and his wife Danielle, Paul Adorno, Alex Giannone and his wife Beth, and Tanya, Kevin and Francesco Adorno, five great-grandchildren Sebby Jr., Alyssa, Ashley, Oliver and Xavier Adorno and several nieces and nephews. His family offers a special thanks to the Brittany Farms angels that loved and took care of him. Funeral services will be Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 9AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Avenue, New Britain, followed by his Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Garden Mausoleum. Visiting hours at the funeral home are 5-8PM Tuesday, July 10, 2012


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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August 3, 2012

Rest in peace Giovanni & Tanina.

July 13, 2012

Sofia, Thinking of you and keeping you and your family in my prayers. Karen Kubica

Teri Dizon

July 12, 2012

To the Adorno Family,
May God bring comfort and stength to you all during this most difficult and unbelievably sad time. I pray you have the faith to sustain the mysterious works of our Lord and that he embraces you with love, peace and blessings.
Teri Dizon and Irazabal Kids...Farmington CT

Judith Monahan

July 12, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. From Sandie's mom

Sharon (Wyskiewicz)Bohuski

July 11, 2012

Sofia, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your many memories help you find peace during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chelinda Paterno

July 11, 2012

Angelo, John, Frank and family... We were so sorry to hear of Compare Giovanni's passing. Our hearts and love go out to all of you. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort during this time of sorrow. Love... Salvo, Gianni, Signora Paterno', Chelinda and family.

July 10, 2012

Sofia, thinking of you and sending you hugs of strength and support. Michelle Waterfield

Sandei Terenzi

July 10, 2012

To all the family of Giovanni Adorno, Shelby and I are so sorry for your loss. I pray that all of your pain is eased in time. We love all of you. With love, Sandie and Shelby

Diane Desmarais

July 10, 2012

To the Adorno family,
We first met "Poppi" as our father's (George Ehle's) roommate at Brittany Farms and have grown very fond of him over the past couple of years. Poppi was always a good friend to our dad, helping him as needed, and it was clear he cared about George quite a lot. My sister and I stopped in to see Poppi a couple of days ago, and were able to say our goodbyes with heavy hearts. Please know that all of George's family are truly saddened by your father's passing. We will miss his welcoming smile when we are at Brittany Farms. Blessings to all of you.
Diane Ehle Desmarais, Nancy Bellis, Gary Ehle, and children

Helena Adorno

July 10, 2012

All my love to everyone in the Adorno Family! I am so sorry that my kids lost their last grandparent! May you all support eachother in getting through this painful time and going forward! Love you all! ~Helena