John Joseph Ierardi

Born: Sat., Sep. 8, 1951
Died: Mon., Mar. 10, 2008

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John Joseph Ierardi, 56, of Southington, husband of Maria (Adamowich) Ierardi, passed away Monday (March 10, 2008) after a long illness at his home with family and close friends at his side.John was born Sept. 8, 1951 in New Haven, CT. He was the son of the late Placido and Helen (Driessen) Ierardi. John graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1970 and SCSU in New Haven in 1975 with a BA in History. Prior to his illness he worked for the City of West Haven and assisted in the management of his family's business, PJ's deli in West Haven. He also worked as a manager of Melco/Pameco.John was an avid fan of the N.Y. Yankees, UCONN Huskies, NY Giants and loved the game of golf. His love for sports and history was apparent to all who knew him. He had a gift for storytelling and his quick wit and sense of humor brought much joy throughout the years to all he met.John celebrated 31 years of life together with his wife Maria with the love and devotion of true soul mates. John was very proud of his two daughters, Marisa and Jessalyn. He always put his girls first and was the best dad a daughter could ask for. His family will miss him dearly. John was pre-deceased by a brother Peter.John's determination, strength and love for his family was unparalled. He received the gift of life in 1993 in the way of a kidney transplant after 3 long years in dialysis treatments. This gift of life was priceless to John and his family as it gave us 14 years together. Organ donation not only saves a life but gives life to their loved ones as well. We cannot fully express our gratitude to that special kidney donor and their family.Funeral services will be held Friday at St. Dominic Church, Southington at 11:00a.m. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. There are no calling hours. Scott Funeral Home 169 Main St., Terryville is in charge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers donations in John's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 920 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107 or VNA of Central CT Hospice / Palliative Care Team, 56 W. Main St., Plainville, CT 06062.

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Loretta Eazarsky

Maria,

My heart felt prayers go out to you and your family on your loss.


billy fischer

John and I were on the same baseball team when we were 15 and 16. We won the championship our 1st year due in part to his tremendous southpaw curveball. Went to Yankee Stadium with him and ate great sandwhiches from the market plenty of times. To his wife and daughters my sincere condolences-peace-

John and Mariann Arlauskas

Maria and girls,


Our prayers are with you during these days. We know John is in a better place where he will no longer suffer...He was a man of courage and was loved by all. His spirit will always be with you...


Erma and Mike Cumings

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember John fondly. He was always very nice to Kristin, as was your family. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are prayers go out to you all.

Diane Larochelle

Hi,My name is Diane Larochelle,you do not know me but i would like to give you some hope in these difficult times.Psalm 55:22says Throw your burden upon God himself and He Himself will sustain you,Never will he allow the righteous one to totter. After sin and death entered the world God revealed that it was his purposed that the dead be restored to life by means of a resurrection .Hebrews 11:17-19 JAC.hovah God also promised in His Word That'the meek ones themselves wil possess the earth,and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace'Psalm 37:11 I really hope that God's promises will help and comfort you. Diane Larochelle