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Dominick C. Adornato Jr. 1940 - 2010
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Monday, June 01, 2015
Dad We have been missing you for the last five years. We know you are with us all the time. You continue to guide us and watch over us. We love you. Dominick,Loretta, DominickIV, Amanda, Veronica, Alise, and Claire
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Missing you 5 years later. But smiling at you.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hello grandpa, today is my graduation day. I know that if you were here you would be so proud to see your second grandchild graduate and move onto college. I am so proud of calling you my grandpa and to say that I am an Adornato because we are a family of great people. We work hard for what we want and put the important things in life first. Were not selfish and greedy, we are a family of caring and giving. You guided all of us to the best of your ability. You may be physically gone but everyday there is always something that tells me that your still here.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Missing you.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Its been 2 years. the time has gone by so quickly! Thing are going one but i would be better with you :). I'm great and Bianca is too. I don't know where i heard thid saying " Do what you love and love what you do" but i think it was from you. You always knew i was going to be a vet and graduate from one of the best vet collages, Cornell. I thought and found thats something I love and I'm going to do it!!!! I'll never forget you and won't let you down
With Love,
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Dr.A..........It's been a year and I still can't believe your gone.My thoughts and prayers are always with your family and will forever remain so.You've touched many peoples lives in such a warm way,and we'll carry that in our hearts forever....
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
dear grandpa,
its already been a year since you have been gone. i can't believe it. the year has gone sooo fast. i remember the day my mom called my dad and my dad told us you past. i can remember the wake and funeral like it was yesterday. i still miss you.
love ,
grandaughter sofia
Monday, May 16, 2011
Hey Grandpa!!! I just wanted to let you know that about a week ago I got accepted into a summer program at Loyola University of Chicago. I am so excited and can't wait to see the campus. Over the weekend was Claire's first communion. I know you would have wanted to be there. We all miss you very much.

I love you Grandpa, Bianca
Thursday, May 05, 2011
dear grandpa,
i'm so sorry i forgot to write this yesterday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! hope u had a great b-day .
<3 love, sofia :)
Saturday, April 09, 2011
i miss you grandpa. i am finally walking again.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Happy Valentines Day Dad...I hear your voice inside my head each and every day. Wishing you were here to share in all our lives...I still cannot believe you are gone. Love you always and forever,
Sunday, January 02, 2011
To the Adornato family:. I wish to express my deepest sympathy, and condolences to your family at this time of sorrow. I was a classmate of your fathers' at Stritch medical school, and I enjoyed his wit and humor. Of course, after graduation I never did get to see Dominick at any of the class reunions, so I lost touch with him, but he certainly was a very enjoyable and energetic fun-loving gentleman. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts and certainly he left behind a great legacy for you and your family.
With deepest sympathy,
LeRoy A. Smith, M.D.
class of 1965, Stritch School of Medicine
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Dad,it's a new year today. The holidays weren't the same without you. But we watched the Three Stooges Marathon today with you. Baby Dominique is perfect and Dante and Valentina told me they missed you yesterday. You always said that kids don't forget good and bad people. They definitely fondly remember the time you spent with them. I only wish you could have met the baby and been able to see them all grow up. Valentina is still the knockout you told me she would be and Dante still cries going to school and is attached to his home.
Everyone says it's time to move on, whatever that means. Life is forever changed without you. May 2011 be a better year as we move on with you close to our hearts and always in our thoughts.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hey grandpa! Today i am 16 and i still can't believe it! My birthday isn't the same without you but i know your watching me now as i write to you. I miss you and everyone missed you dearly.

Love you<3 Bianca
Friday, October 29, 2010
Dad: Loretta and I and all the kids miss you very much. The kids picked there Halloween costumes for school today. They missed your Halloween card this year. We love you very much.

Dominick III, Loretta, Dominick IV, Amanda, Veronica, Alise, and Claire Adornato
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I just learned yesterday of Dr Adornato's passing. I was a patient of Dr. and was so saddened to hear of this great loss to all who knew and loved him. I am forever grateful to have been under his care during the surgeries that he performed on me. My family and I will always remember his kind and gentle way. God Bless you all.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Hi Dad,

Yesterday was Isabella's First day at her new school, Park Street Kids. She walked proudly to the door with her Disney Princess backpack in tow and said, "Mom I will be fine". This is before I even got a chance to put here things in her cubby, talk to her teacher etc. I'm not surprised by this and I know you would not be either.

Love always,

Stephanie, Bella and Clive
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Dr.Adornato,Well yesterday was my first time with a differant Dr.Am I happy No, did I find him kind and caring No,Will I walk into his office and be greeted with that HUGE smile I've been accustomed to Never,Will someday come that He would talk about his wife, his children and all his grandchildren the way you so proudly would,or sit and chat about your hunting and me telling you about my Dads hunting stories.Not ever.........Just wanted you to know You Can't Be Replaced,Your One in a Million to All that Crossed Your Path
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
dad- i have the most perfect angel watching over me. Not a day goes by we dont think or speak of you. Missing you is not even the word...
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Dad- we were talking last night about when we all came back from Virginia's house on Halloween this past year and I put the cake on top of the fridge, not all the way, and when you opened the door it fell all over you!!! All over your robe and slippers and everything! That was hysterical dad and a memory I will never forget...I miss you so much and times like that..love always your daughter, Mary Ann
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Hi grandpa, Its sunday!! We remember you would call every morning. Its hard to believe that your not going to call anymore. Remember cally?? Well she misses you to. Last night was pretty exciting, Cally had baby bunnies around 8pm. one was black, one was white, one looked just like cally, and one looked like hazel (who is the dad). Now all 4 of them are in heaven with you. Take good care of them. Love youBianca
Thursday, July 15, 2010
To All of the Adornato Family
I read the new entries often and print them for my Mom, who also misses your Dad very much. I came across a beautiful poem that We wanted to share with you all. In reading this poem it reminded us of your Dad and his philosophy on life. We hope you like it
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all daily. Love & God Bless

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Dad- Life is just simply not the same without you. I realize and see even more now what an extroadinary father you were. I miss your gentleness and warmth and miss you telling me how proud you were of me. Life is beyond painful but you told me it would be ok and I trust you. The pain some days feels unbearable and I just want you back. i love you so much...mar
Sunday, July 04, 2010
happy 4th of july grandpa i know u saw the fireworks from heaven and u look down at us i will never forget u and i'll always keep u in my heart . I LOVE U SO MUCH AND MISS U SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ur animal lover ,
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Dad, fourth of July is not the same without you. We've been eating alot of watermelon. Five years ago today we were dancing away at my wedding. It was my last dance with you.
Dante finally pooped on the potty. He said he wanted to be a "winner" like you. Where that came from I have no idea. He told me to call you on the heaven phone.
Valentina is more and more like me everyday. You would love watching her eat. She really puts it away. Her vocabulary is so advanced.
The one in my belly is the real challenge though. I am suffering everyday to get through. December can't come quick enough.
I was finally able to have the lunch with you that we never got have the other day.
See you again soon. We all love you.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Dad- I wanted to wish you and mom a Happy Anniversary today!! I just simply miss you and miss seeing you.

Love you so much,
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Dad- We all still cant believe you are gone. Happy fathers day. Words cant express how I feel knowing that I will never see you and the only place I will see you is in my dreams. You are always on my mind and in my heart and everyday i try to live and do things as you would do. Thank You for being such a great Dad and never allowing me to give up even when i thought i couldn't go on. Phil and I miss you everyday.

Love always
Ann Marie
Sunday, June 20, 2010
My Dearest Father,
Happy Father's Day.I spent much of today reflecting on my childhood and remembering what life was like with you, mom, and all my brothers and sisters. Growing up in a big beautiful house and surrounded by the best of everything in life. We were and still are, rich in family. I thank you and mom for all you gave and taught me.All the life lessons you repeated again and again still ring loud in my ears.I am blessed to have been in the presence of your greatness my entire life. I miss you and need you everyday. You are truly amazing and are still somehow teaching me even after your passing. Just as you taught, I will always remember my family, I will always remember to be humble, I will always remember to work hard. I will do my best to make you proud.Stay close.
Your Loving Daughter,
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Dad, happy father's day. What a struggle life has been since we lost you. I am doing everything you have instructed me to do. You not being here has left such a void. I visit you everyday and still cannot believe you are gone.
Your obituary photo is from the day of my wedding. It was one of the best times as a family that we have ever had.

Today Dante and Valentina sat with me to visit you. When I started to cry Dante turned to Valentina and said, "What do you say Valentina? Mommy is starting to cry, so I think we should leave now". Dante turned to you and told you "Happy father's day grandpa. Good bye, I love you and I will take care of mommy".

My kids learned to love each other and take care of each other by your example. You always made sure that you made time for my kids. Dante still remembers you taking off your shirt and giving him a bath. I wish you had more time with them.

I'm still really sick with my third. I can't just call you to pick me up and take me to the doctor this time. You won't be there in your lab coat on December 13th to meet your new grandchild.

On this first Father's Day without you the dynamic has changed so much. Rest in heaven, but please help us all down here.

As always, you are missed.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day dad. The profound impact you left on this world amazes me. Everday we hear more stories of the great man you were and how you helped people in ways we never knew ...but that was you... humble and selfless. I will always strive to be the best daughter and person I can be for you. I will never let you down, life is so hard without you and the days are painful but I can hear your voice pushing me to keep going. I miss you beyond belief..kisses to heaven.
Love Always,
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I see you at against the wall on the phone shaking your leg as you instruct a nurse how to care for one of your patients. I see you at the kitchen counter making a sandwich. I see you on your couch with water by your side. I see you changing Alexis' diaper. I see you at the head of the table as you are and always will be the head of this family. I see your grandkids running to you for money for pizza and you pulling out that huge wallet. I see you driving that huge Suburban. I see you driving by Maries house on a mission to go smoke that cigar. I hear you asking Joe to rub your shoulders before he could take me out on a date. I hear you leaving us a message and ALWAYS asking about Alexis and I. I hear you asking Ma for the exact check amounts. I hear that contagious laugh and smile. I see you in my room playing wii with your son. I see a card from you in my mailbox. I see you eating your steak with the greatest of happiness. I hear that story that I am not quite sure is real or a bit edited. I hear you thanking me for those sausage dinners. I hear your strength for days that are hard. I feel your love and that is because you are part of my heart. You could not have done a finer job raising a greater son or Father to your grandchild (Alexis). You taught Joe how to be a Father. All my friends envy me for having such a man for my child. He learned by example. Joe is beyond a class act and in these past few weeks......he and I realize how very much the two of you are alike. He's a talker, a helper, worker, a cryer, an amazing father and son, brother and uncle. Writting letters to his Mom; taking on that role and dropping the hot wax on the envelope just as if you are asking him to. Joes stories are not as great as yours but Alexis' friends still look at him trying to figure out if they are real or fiction. You are so very missed and forever so very loved. Happy Fathers Day. I love you until the end of time.
Sunday, June 20, 2010

Alexis, Renee, and I miss you so much. Happy Father's Day! Over the past few weeks, hearing your patients speak so wonderfully about you brings me such pride. I can't express how much we love and miss you. Help us dad. Help us as you always have. Help us to take each step forward as you would.

All our love,

Joe, Renee, and Alexis
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We see and feel the signs everyday that you are still with us. It's in the stories from the countless people who we hardly know that stop us and tell us just how much you meant in their lives. It's in the innocence of our kids. It's in the words that we read. But most of all it's the tears on our pillow at night that are soon dried by the joyful memories that we will cherish and never forget. Happy Father's Day Dad!! Love you, miss you - Marie, Dante, Valentina & Michael
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day. We miss you and think of you every day. You lived such a full life that cannot be duplicated. Celeste, Michael, Christopher and I will always be proud of you as a father and grandfather. We love you always.

Our deepest Love,

Michael, Celeste, Michael II, Christopher
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Loretta and I as well as Dominick IV,Amanda,Veronica,Alise,and Claire wish you a happy Father's Day. We miss you so much. We know that you are with us every moment of the day. I constantly have your words in my mind "Do not quit and never say I can't". I know that you continue to make difference in our lives every day. I take such pride as having you as my father. I will alway strive for excellence as you did. We love you very much. LOVE Dominick III, Loretta,DomininickIV,Amanda,Veronica,Alise,and Claire Adornato
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Dr.A......I honestly can't imagine the pain your "family'must feel.I'm not"family'not in the meaning of the word,I was not only one of your patients but you made me feel truly a friend,and part of your family.So often we'ld talk about your family and mine and you were always so proud carrying a smile a mile long.For once in my life I looked forward to having a Doctor's visit.I do know the hurt and the loss I feel and if that was timed by a 1000 I'm sure it doesn't come close to how your family feels,your a great person and a wonderful man.It's a great honor for me to know you.Rest In Peace Dr.A..Linda
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Everything feels so hard without you. I try my best each day to push ahead and do the best I can for my family. The pain that I and we all feel is just so immense. I find myself just trying to make it through each day doing the best I can. I understand what Marie and Stephanie are feeling and going through as they mentioned below. My worst pain though is thinking about the heart ache that mom is going through.

Yesterday, Alexis said to Renee that she wanted to be a neuro-surgeon. It made me smile as she wants to be like you. She created a small memorial box she keeps in her room. In it is some drawings she made of you and her, memos to you, and one of your handkerchiefs which she sprayed with your cologne before we left Syracuse.

I do know that you hear us and I do know that you will help us through. I miss you. I love you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

As Marie said it is extremely hard here with out you. I start every day by re-reading your obituary and reflecting as I look at the memory wall to we have created to celebrate "our grandpa" in our living room. When I start to some what flounder I remember your drive and dedication, so I press on for myself and our family. You can always count on me to be there in anyway for our amazing mom.

Monday, June 14, 2010
Dad, it's so hard without you. I keep your picture on my computer all day knowing it's my only chance to see you. Dante keeps asking me if we are going to visit you in heaven hospital. I keep looking at my dining room table expecting to see you sitting at the end of it. Nothing is consoling. We all just miss you too much.

Monday, June 14, 2010
Sending my condolences to the Adornato family. I am so sorry for your loss and have you in my thoughts and prayers
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Could you please add more picture of Dr. Adornato and his lovely family? I have not seen either in years and am amazed at how well he and your mom look after all they accomplished plus raised this large wonderful family. I am so sorry for your great loss.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Family of Doctor Adornato's,
I've been a patient of Doctor Adornato's for the past 18 years. I'm sorry for your loss. Doctor Adornato was a great doctor and surgeon with a super bedside manner. Doctor Adornato always had a good sense of humor which I will remember every office visit. Doctor Adornato will be greatly missed especially I will miss him. May god comfort your family in this time of sorrow. May god dry all your tears and comfort your hearts with the memories held deep within. My prayers for god love and comfort are with your all .
Angelo James Taddeo 2nd. Orlando Florida
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Dr. Adornato, Celeste, Michael, Christopher, and the rest of the Adornato family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Remember, he is watching over ALL of you and this isn't goodbye...it's see you later.

Dr. Adornato, I bet he's very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Thank you for everything.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I think about you every day. I will always remember everything you have told me. I will make you proud. I will miss you. I love you Grandpa.

Love your grandson Michael
Friday, June 11, 2010
Dear Michael, Celeste, Michael & Christopher
Our Thoughts & Prayers go out to you.
Micheal, your words to your father
were so moving it brought tears to my
eye's. I know he is looking down on all
of you and is very proud of you & your
family. We love you very much.
Nicole, Lance, Lance & Nicholas
Thursday, June 10, 2010

One thing I'll miss about you is you awesome sense of humor. An example of this is you would have nick names for all your son-in-laws.
When i was dating Clive, he would call you Dr. Adornato, you'd call him Sherlock. When we got engaged Clive called you Dominick, you called him Sherlock. When we got married he called you dad, but you still called him Sherlock. Finally, when we had Isabella, he called you grandpa, but you still called him Sherlock.

Dad we miss you everday but we know you are here with us.

Steph, Clive, and Isabella
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I can honestly say I love Dr Adornato! Not only because he saved my brothers life in October of 2007, but because he treated me like I was a member of his family. He told me how he had a child pass so I knew he truly understood. He was the only Doctor who truly had an open door policy and we knew he was there whenever we needed him - and he was on many occasions. I just wanted you all to know the impact he had on probably hundreds of families. I am truly sorry for your loss but I know that my brother in Heaven is personally thanking him!!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
DearAdornado family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Dominick’s passing. We were Alpha Phi Delta fraternity brothers at the university of Buffalo. My remembrances are fond and happy ones.

Sincere condolences,
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Adornato Family-

My thoughts are with you and the entire family. While years have passed I will never forget the father of such a wonderful family. I have fond memories of of spending my formative years with all of you. I am sorry that I couldn't get home for the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
My condolences to the family of Dr A. I had the honor of working with him for many years. He will be greatly missed, but always in our hearts.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
From the family of Rod and Nelda cook Sr. is going to miss him very much. Rod has been seeing Dr. Adornato for 30 years and Save Rod from not ended upin a wheelchair the rest of his life. They always talk about deer hunting as they both were hunters. we will keep you in our prayers. Perryville New York

Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Dear Grandpa,
I am blessed to have you as my grandpa. You were and still are the best grandfather I could ever have. I will never forget the times Sofia and I would watch animal planet with you and when we would ask you questions about animals. Even though you arent as good of a cook as grandma, boy do you make good stur fry. You loved to joke around with us and tell stories to us. I will never forget the stories you told us about the hand and that wearwolves lived in the back yard. I will never forget the time you decided to dress up as a baby and Aunt Marie and Aunt Stephanies baby shower. it was so funny I almost peeed in my pants. You were always there for Sofia and I for most of our events at school like our first communions, some of our birthday parties, and my confirmation. I also will never forget the times you would tell us that you were the brother of Santa Claus and tell us you new him and had been to the North Pole. You used to call us on the phone being Santa Claus asking us what we wanted for Christmas. I will always remember the last words you said to me over the phone " Bianca you are Bianca DiVita and if you want to be a forensic pathologist then go for it. You are very smart and you can be whatever you want to be. I love." Grandpa I miss you dearly and I love you to.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010



Tuesday, June 08, 2010
He was a very good man to work with. I will miss him too. Jeanne Moskal
Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I love you. I wish I could have seen you when you were not in the hospital. Watch over me grandpa. I miss you. I want to be just like you.

Love Grandson Christopher
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
My Father

I am so honored and it gives me great pride to stand in front of all of you today to speak about my father. My father was and lived the American Dream. His brilliance became apparent at only 6 years old when he told his friends and family that he wanted to be a neurosurgeon. Even with all of his accomplishments and education as a neurosurgeon, my father was an unassuming humble individual. He had an aura of quiet confidence, knowledge, committment and dedication about him. As I was growing up, I justed wanted to be near him with the hope that maybe a little speck of his greatnesswould rub off on me. My father was a selfless,kind and giving man. He was many things to me: a mentor, a role model, a hero and of course the most complete father possible.
In a child's life a father can make all the difference. Dad made a difference in my life. He has given so much to me throughout my lifetime. He was always there for guidance, support, and to simplify the complexities of growing up. He was always there to watch me participate in athletics throughout my life from childhood through college. I have fond memories of my dad on the sidelines during my football games at CBA. A Vince Lombardi figure; before every game he would say "do it, to it boys". An alumnus of CBA, he loved the purple and gold.I am very grateful for those times. I always cherish them. He taught me so many things at a crucial time in my life as a young man: the importance of an education, loyalty, dedication, committment, honesty and respect for others.He had pride in everything he did in life. He committed himself thoroughly to his family, patients and friends. My father examplified all of the personal characteristics that I would need to be a successful father, husband, and professional in my life. He could say so much with very few words. I am very thankful and grateful to my father for the hard work ethic that he instilled in me in my life. He always told me "keep your shut, work hard,hit the books and good things will happen". He was right of course; he was my father. He earned and deserved evrything he had in life. Nobody worked harder than him and he loved it. A large family of ten children and practicing neurosurgery was an immense responsibility. He handled it like a champion. He accepted others and did not try to change them. My father never tried to choose his children's lives but instead prepared us children for the choices we would make. He always supported his children.
My father has a terrific sense of humor. He loved to tell stories and his laugh was infectious. He found humor within his family and loved to tease. He would walk out of the house with a football helmet on his head when he was teaching us how to drive and of course the cigar was sticking through the facemask. He truly enjoyed the comradery of his old friends from his childhood days and his days at CBA.
My father had his own unique sense of fashion. He loved silk ties, hankerchiffs, and cufflinks. He was somewhat contemporary but also very old school. His watch was an inexpensive Timex. He wore the same blue blazer in family portraits which were taken 15 years apart. He wasn't ostentatious or self promoting but he loved to brag about his children and family.
When I think of my dad for some reason what comes time mind is General Patton, Dirty Harry, and Red Aurbach. He was a leader. I think he believed he was Patton, leading his little army to Virginia Beach every summer; storming and conquering the beach. Tourists and waitresses didn't have a chance. We certainly took no prisoners. He was a protector and could serve up discipline.He loved guns as a collector and avid hunter. One in particular: the 44 magnum. The most powerful handgun in the world. On the edge of a cornfield in November he was Dirty Harry. When I was 16, I watched my dad hit a deer across a corn field in full stride through a snow bank with his 44 magnum ahich had a scope. It made my day. A true legend. He was a winner. He would light up that victory cigar because another life saved. You had so much purpose in your life dad. You carried such a heavy load for all of us.
Dad never complained. No matter what health problems you had you were always fine and feeling good. You did not want others to worry. You were such a talented healer. You gave so much of yourself, of your heart there was nothing left for you. That was you dad, always sacrificing yourself for others.
I have been so fortunate to have you as my father. I appreciate you and I am forever grateful for the opportunities which you have given me in my life. Dad you have set the standard so high that it cannot be reached. You were just to great. You can return to God and your parents as that youngand ambitious alter boy who had so many dreams of having a large family and healing others. You made your dreams come true DAD. A job well done. You are not on call tonight. Now you can rest. We will miss you very much. May God bless you and keep you in our hearts.

Your loving Son,

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Dom and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man. I remember your dad inviting us in and making us feel like part of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Hargraves Kapell
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June7th 9am - Holy Cross Church

Good morning.

I stand here before you with the greatest sense of pride. As I ask myself, how could I be so blessed to be the son of such a wonderful man. A man that built his future…his legacy…. brick by brick with sweat, courage, hard work, and determination. You might think my dad’s achievements were accomplished all on his own, but that would not be entirely true because behind my father was an equally as wonderful woman, …his bride…my mother. Growing up, my dad was definitely the head of the household, but for sure my mother was the neck and she had the ability to move the head in whatever direction she wanted. They were a truly remarkable couple.

My dad was a selfless man and always had a generous heart. He put mom and us kids first before all else and would work 24 hours a day if he had to for our family. He always said family was first. As he became a grandpa all 17 of his grandchildren became the crown jewel of his life. He loved each and every one of you and he will guide you through life and protect you all.

He was the most humble man as there will ever be…. And he used to tell me…. I want to be remembered as just a guy who drove a truck. Dad, I disagree with you there…. because you may have driven a truck but you were an extraordinary guy.

My dad taught by example and followed up with conversations about life’s lessons. At the time his stories seemed endless, but they are all coming back to me now as if he is telling me them again.

He was a man from the old school who had class, honor, and integrity. His moral compass was always headed in one direction and that was pointed always towards doing the right thing….not what was easy…but what was right.

He would want his sons to take care of mom and the girls and that is exactly what I intend to do. You have my word on that dad.

I know my mom; my siblings, the grandchildren and I will miss so many things about him. One of my fondness memories of him was when I was six or seven years old and I would sit snuggled up next to him watching television. He was like a big teddy bear to me and I can still feel the warmth of his body and the sense of security he gave me.

As I started off by saying, that I stand here before you with the greatest sense of pride...I think you have a better understanding as to why.

Dad, you will be forever missed, but not forgotten. Because I know you will walk with mom and all of us children and grandchildren in our hearts and minds leading us in the right direction throughout our lives.

I am so proud of you, dad. I adored you and would kiss the ground you walk on if given the chance right now. Thank you for all you did for me, my siblings, and our children. You did it dad. You created your legacy exactly the way you wanted. You are such a success. May your memory be eternal!

Your Loving Son,

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I will miss your smile and your wonderful update of your family and grandchildren in which you were so proud to talk about all of them. My appointment was cancelled for May 18th at your office and the office staff said you'd taken a leave of 6 months. You cared for me after my back operation and you did everything perfect to get me on my feet once more. God Bless you ...you were always a gentle Doctor and your shoes will never be filled by any body else....praying for the whoe family at this sad time
Mrs. A L Battisti
Monday, June 07, 2010
We are truly humbled by everyone's generosity, and I know my father is no doubt looking down up on us and smiling.

There is so much I will miss about my father. I will forever cherish those nights that he came home after hours of standing over an operating table, he’d call for me from down the hall, and I can still here is voice – “Ant come massage my back and head for a few minutes.” OK dad. A few minutes typically turned into a half hour filled with his words of wisdom about life. It didn’t matter whether I was 16 or 26, these conversations always started with him letting me know how proud he was of me. In fact, our last “chat” together in this setting was just a week before he was admitted to the hospital. He spent a good deal of time recollecting about my childhood antics – even admitting now that he’d gotten a chuckle out of some of them. Then told me how touched he was to have seen me buy my first home just a few months ago. These are conversations I will never forget.

Another thing I hold close to my heart are the letters my dad wrote to me over the years. Reading these over the past few days has brought great joy to my siblings. My dad was a total softie inside and eloquently described his feelings in the written word. Here’s some of what he wrote:

“Always remember to work and when you’re tired work harder. It seems like yesterday I held you in my arms, heard you swear as a toddler, and watched you fall asleep with your curly blonde hair.”

Finally, I will miss my dad’s stories. As many of you know, my dad was a great storyteller. A craft that he mastered almost as well as his surgical skills. Even until the end, my dad’s stories made us laugh. Hours before he died, we met with his cardiologist. While the discussion was of course serious, the cardiologist recalled how my dad would come into his office for his checkups. Along with the usual medical chat, my dad would try to convince the doctor that he had a very strict work out regimen. My dad told them he would wake up early for a swim, followed by karate, and a 30-minute run. That gave us a good chuckled as the doctor recalled my dad’s story.

Well, Dad, now you have all the time in the world to do back flips, swim likes you’ve never done before, all while smoking the finest Cuban cigars.

Dad, may you rest in peace…
Monday, June 07, 2010
Our heartfelt condolences to the family of such an extraordinary man. We will be forever grateful for his expertise, care & compassion treating my husband for the past 17 yrs. We are deeply saddened. He is greatly missed and will always be in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless.
Monday, June 07, 2010
We've lost a Great Man & A Beautiful Person. May God be with you.
Monday, June 07, 2010
I have been fortunate enough to be one of your grandchildren. You have been such a great role model for me my whole life. You made me laugh and you gave me advice that I will never forget and use throughout the rest of my life. I will strive to be like you, even though it will be very difficult because you set the standards so high. You always told me that you would be there for my first day in court, so even though you won't be there in person I know you will be looking down on me. I hope that I can touch the people around me like you did. You were a great man and a fantastic Grandfather. I will love you forever and there won't be a day that goes by that I won't miss you.

Monday, June 07, 2010
Virginia and family, So sorry to learn of Dominick's passing. We had a chance to share old CBA stories while we were working out at St. Joes rehab last year. He was a great man and he will be missed. Nick Pirro
Monday, June 07, 2010
In 1978 after meeting with Dr. Adornato, I was scheduled for back surgery. At 10 p.m. the night before, an anesthesiologist appeared (many years later I realized it was Dr. Castro who I always thought was my angel that night). He said to me, "I'm an anesthesiologist, but I won't be on the job tomorrow when you have your surgery. I just thought you might like to know something about your doctor. He may be short in stature but he stands six feet tall in the operating room." With that he left, and with that I had peace. In those days we stayed in the hospital 9 days. A few days after the surgery, in the doorway, stood Dr. Adornato, yes, cigar in mouth, who asked how I was feeling. A man of few words, but a man with tremendously skillfull hands. Many years later he did back surgery on my son, Marty, as well. I have never forgotten my doctor. I send you all my deepest sympathies. Loretta Nowicki
Monday, June 07, 2010
Virginia, You probably do not remember me but I've never forgotten you, or your husband. I was at your wedding and we kept in touch for a while when Dom was in the military working toward his dream of becoming a Dr. We worked together at Hartford Ins. I remember when you told me what your plans were for the future I thought, Wow, Little did I know at the time he would one day operate on my husband Bill, not once but 4 times. I would always ask him about you, and hope that I would run into you, but you were probably very busy with your family. He was a wonderful Dr. and man. And by the way he saved Bills' life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Monday, June 07, 2010
Dear Dominick, Loretta, and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficulty time, remember you will always carry your Dads memories and special times with you always.
Lisa, Jim, Josh and Riley Bokshon
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Stephanie, Clive and Bella,
My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Love, Carolyn
Sunday, June 06, 2010
My love to you all Linda Ehrich (Dennis, Matt, Peter, Courtney and Brandon)
Sunday, June 06, 2010
My husband and I will always be grateful for Dr. Adornato. He implanted my husbands spinal stimulator and we will never forget him for that. He will miss his appts with you.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Dear Joe, Renee, Alexis and family,

I am terribly sorry to hear about your recent loss. Joe's dad was a great man and I still remember him as 'Dr. Mario.'

He will always be in our hearts.


Evan Gottlieb
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Dear Virginia & Family,
My heart is deaply saddened by this loss. I have many cherished memories of Dominick. We shared many many hunting adventures filled with in depth chats as well as many laughs and great food. These memories will be forever vivid in my mind. He will be MISSED. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Dear Adornato Family,
I was very hornored to have your mother and father at our wedding. I felt I was priviledged to have know him. Although we did not spend alot of time together he made it seem as if I knew him all my life. I am very very sorry for your loss and you are all in my prayers.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
On behalf of the operating room family at St. Joseph's Hospital, we are deeply saddened for your loss. Dr. Adornato was wonderful not only to his patients but to the staff as well. We will miss his sense of humor and his bright smile!
Sunday, June 06, 2010
To the Adornato Family: My deepest condolences. At this difficult time, may you all find strength and comfort in each other. Time will heal the pain, but the memories will live forever. Not gone, just gone on ahead.

I wish you all peace.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Dr. A. I always considered you to be like a father to me when growing up. I will miss you, and always loved you and your family. I wish I was in Syracuse with all of you at sad time. I am there in speriate... ( Mark Pitkus, Delray Beach, Fl.)
Sunday, June 06, 2010
To the adornato family. I had the privlege to work with Dr Adornato at St Joe's Hosp as a NP ON 4-1. I remember telling him I retired. When I asked him if he had thoughts of retiring, his answer was never!! He had a great sense of humor and told it like it was. He will be missed by many patients and nurses. My condolences to all his beloved family. he loved you all
Rosemary Evans NP .
Sunday, June 06, 2010
The first time I saw Dr. Adornato was on Ann and My graduation from dental school. From the short time I met him and what I know about him from Ann Marie that he is a wonderful loving father. we used to laugh about it when he comes to the rescue of Ann Marie with a credit card which always reminded me of my father. My heart and thoughts are with you.
Jehan Alnajim casey (calgary, AB)

Our condolences to the Adornato Family. our hearts are with you!
Alnajim Family (vancouver,BC)
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Dr. Adornato,

Thank you for all the great childhood memories, I will never forget all the great times i had growing up with your family...fun times at the pool, Virginia Beach, Oneida shores, cruisin in that old red cadillac and best of all, just sitting at the dinner table hearing all your great stories and jokes. It certainly was an honor to be part of the family all those years, I will never forget you.

My prayers are with you and your family.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Dom: Kathy and I will always remember you and the great times and laughs at our Thanksgiving dinners. Thank you for giving Marie to our son Michael and especially for the grandchildren we share. When you see Dom Sr. and Sam
I'm sure they will get a kick out of knowing our kids met and married.
Orry and Kathy Egnoto
Sunday, June 06, 2010
God bless Dr. Adornato.
A wise, graceful and kind man.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Dear Stephanie and Family,
My deepest Sympathy in the loss of an amazing man. May your memories together help you through this difficult time!
Lots of Love,
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Grandpa, Don't worry, I will try my hardest to go to Cornell.
Love your granddaughter,
Sunday, June 06, 2010
To Dr. Adornato's Family,

My condolences to the family. In 1975 Dr. Adornato performed ulner nerve relocation in my right arm. It was successful and gave me use once again of my right hand. He was a caring and generous person to me during this traumatic time.

May the days and weeks ahead be gentle to all of you. Nancy Edwards
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Saturday, June 05, 2010
To the family of Dr. Adornato,
He was a wonderful man, so caring about his patients and staff members. I remember a day over to his office and I asked about his pictures scattered all over his file cabinets and office. He gleemed with joy to tell me what every picture was and had a story for them all. He loved his family so much,
He will be missed dearly.
My your memories of him get you through this time.
He will always be remembered.
Marsha Dillon
Department of Neurosurgery
Surgical Scheduler.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Marie, Stephanie and family,
I spent a lot of time at your house during high school and it would not have been the same without your dad. We still talk about the fun we had with you, and your siblings, and Dr. Adornato made it all the more memorable. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Sincere sympathy to the Adornato family. You were a wonderful, and caring doctor who operated on my back about 10 years ago, and gave me great follow-up care for several years. I'm saddened at this loss. Your family will be in my prayers. God bless. Bridget Fleming, Marathon, NY.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Anthony, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family. Your dad will live on in the lives of the beautiful family he left behind.

Rocco Vertuccio
Saturday, June 05, 2010
We will always love "Doc" and the way he took care of his boys on the CBA football teams. Personally , we appreciate the way he took care of our boys, Anthony and Peter Caroli. Virginia, some of the best times we had were sitting on the bleachers and watching our boys. Doc will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts. Peter and Stephanie Caroli
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dad, I will never forget yor voice and as life goes on I will always remember the morals and vales that you taught me. Even though you will not be physically present at my wedding; you will still be there in my heart and will be on my mind. I love you.

Your baby (Ann Marie)
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Mr. Adornato,

I will always remember how welcome you made me feel in your home whenever I was visiting Anthony. Your family is filled with so much love, and so many laughs. When I read your life's story, I am so touched. We all could only wish to live a life half as full. God bless the entire Adornato family.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Don Domenico -

Sensei – teacher of teachers,. You taught us all, family, friends, patients and colleagues, to live, to love, to laugh, to cry, to hope, to heal and care. It is has been said that a measure of a man’s true character is by how much that person impacts the life of others. It is quite evident that you have touched the lives of many. I am in awe at the number of people who continue to tell me how much difference you’ve made. .Not matter what the circumstances, whether it was by surgery, advice, friendship, a shoulder to cry on or just a joke and a smile – you were always there!

The void in our hearts and the empty seat at the end of the couch, will now be filled with great loving remembrance of fantastic stories, your infectious laugh, unconditional love for our children and your ability to harvest a deer from 1000 yards. Not to worry my friend, I will do my best to fulfill your wish to carry on the time honored tradition of teasing Mom. I will miss the casual banter, your endless weapon knowledge, our annual Three Stooges Marathon (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk) and Soprano’s viewing, and hearing you say “drive it in good health”!!

You are truly the glue that held our lives together. While the glue is gone for now, we, as a family will be held together by the legacy that you leave. Thank you for all that you did for Marie and I. I know that your spirit will continue in the lives of Dante, Valentina and #3. We see it everyday.

My life has been blessed because I can say that I have two “Dads”. I am humbled and honored to have been accepted as part of your family.

Love, Michael
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Sorry for your lose.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dad - I love you and miss you very much. Waiting for table scraps at dinner time will never be the same. Your the best owner a dog could ever have. Love always - Spartacus
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dear Grandpa,
I love the way you hugged me and I miss your smile. I love animal because you did. Thank you for everything you did for me
Love your Animal Lover,
Sofia Rose DiVita :)
Saturday, June 05, 2010
I miss you and love you deeply, you put my mom on this earth, and she brought me into this world. I knew you had a great life, especially, because you were surrounded by people who loved you. Also my whole life you taught me and gave me things that I will love and cherish my whole life. You were a very loved, respected and accomplished man. I miss you, but now you are watching over us and our friends. Now I know you are in heaven, because you were the nicest man I ever met, and you weren't just nice you were heart-warming to see and you were very funny. I loved it when you made fun of me because of how much I ate, and how you would't tell my mom when I had 3 doughnuts instead of 1. I also loved how you cared about everyone you knew and loved. Plus, you told the best stories ever. I will remember everythig about you my whole life because you were the best, most caring, honest, funniest, most strong willed, smartest and one of the most important people in my life. I will miss and love you forever.
Love Your Grandson,
Joseph Patrick Collins Jr.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dear Adornato Family,
Dr Adornato was an excellent Doctor he had been my doctor for about 6 years and he always took the time to talk with me and never rushed me out of his office sometimes we got carried away talking about politics or the weather or even what had been going on in my personal life, he always had that gentle voice and always made me fell so much better when i left. he was an amazing listener and gave great advice . i will miss him dearly and will miss having him as my Doctor.he will be very hard to replace . his face always lit up when he would talk about his wife and children and grandchildren he loved all of you very much.. he was amazing and its sad that he had to leave so soon in this life. but i know in my heart that heaven will have one GREAT DOCTOR there. thanks Doc you will always be in my heart you were awesome man,
kathleen adams
Saturday, June 05, 2010
With sincere sympathy to the Adornato family at this sad time in life. He may be gone but not forgotten, may his memories live on in your hearts, thoughts & memories he made with each and every one of you.

~ Kelly Acee
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Our condolences on the passing of your loved one.
Gary and April LaCross
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Peace be with you. Your spirit will be ever present through the lives you have touched: your patients, colleagues, friends, students, but most of all through your beautiful family that I feel privileged to know.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
My prayers and deepest sympathy to your family. Dominick was a roommate at Buffalo with my brother, Hal Anthony. He was so kind to come to my father's (Dr. Eugene Anthony) calling hours 4 years ago. God blessed your family and our community with a wonderful and caring man.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
you were the best. You were always there for me and always encouraged me to do my best. I will never forget all of those stories you told me, and hopefully I can pass those stories down to my grandchildren like you did. If i ever become one, I hope I can become as great of a doctor as you were; one that people could look up to. You will never be forgotten. I love you and miss you so much.

Forever your reader,

Saturday, June 05, 2010
My doctor, my friend---I shall never forget you.---Giannina De Furia
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dr. Adornato was my Neurosurgeon for 10 years since my accident in 2000. He was a great man and a sincere Doctor. I will miss my visits with him. My prayers go out to his family.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dad- I know you are looking down on me and will guide me and protect me. Please show me the way and lead me to where I need to be. I will miss you for the rest of my life...my life will never be the same without you...I love you.
Love always, Your "Dancing Queen"
Saturday, June 05, 2010

I love you very much. You always treated me as princess and made me laugh. I know you I made you laugh too. I miss you.

Love Claire Adornato
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Joe, Renee & Alexis: our thoughts and prayers are with your and your family. May the support of family and friends help comfort you during this difficult time.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
I have always loved you very much Grandpa. I still need you; but you taught me alot about integrity and love. I remember our conversations and I have saved your letters. When I make decisions; I will think of you. You were a great man...and very funny, too. I will pray for you and talk to you often because I miss you very much. It is O.K. Grandpa.
Love you, Dominick C. Adornato. IV
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Grandpa. We love you and will continue to talk to you. We know you are listening. Thank you for dancing with us at our communion parties.
Love and miss you, Amanda, Veronica, and Alise Adornato
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dear grandpa, I miss you so much you went to heaven where you can look down at us. And you will tuch us somtimes and will be in our hearts and you will never be forgotten .
love, Francesca
Saturday, June 05, 2010
I was proud and honored to have you as my father- in-law. Thank you for the wonderful memories and kind advice given to me. I know you are still with us in our hearts and minds. Again with love reverance, Loretta
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dear Virginia, We are so sorry. We are praying for solace and comfort for you and the family. Dominick was like a brother to us. We had many laughs in Hilton Head.
Our deepest sympathy, Egidio and Filomena Zomparelli
Saturday, June 05, 2010
I am deeply sad. You were wise, loving, and had charisma. You are alive in my children.

Love, Loretta
Saturday, June 05, 2010

You are an amazing man. I have been blessed to have you as a father. You were always there to enjoy the good times and endured the bad but you always made me laugh. You always told me to do my best and never quit. You are the GREASTEST. You and mom have molded me into the man I am today. You are always with me. I take great pride and respect when others speak your praise. You have touched so many lives. I will always strive to do my best as you did. I miss you and will always love you.

Your son Dominick C Adornato III
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Dad - I love you and miss you. You were tuly someone I looked up to. Waiting for table scraps after dinner will never be the same. Your the best owner ever. Love, Spartacus
Saturday, June 05, 2010
To the Adornato family, sharing your loss! Sending love and CBA hugs....... and miss everyone, Theresa Quilty
Saturday, June 05, 2010
To Virgina and Family
Dom was very special to me, he was my little brother. I was 7 when he was born. As he grew he would follow me all around Aunt Rosie's house hanging on to me. I remember all those little black ringlets in his hair. I also remember when he was about 6 or 7 his Dad gave him a brief case, he filled it with magazines and walked around the house telling us all "I'm going to be a doctor" yes he knew even then that he wanted to devote his life to caring for people. As he got older his nose was always in a book. After dinner he would go sit and study. When I was just married my husband would even tell him "Dom put the books down and have some fun" He was a dedicated person when it came to his career and his family. He was always there, caring. A few years ago when I had my own surgery he called to make sure I was alright and asked if there was anything he could do. I will miss him dearly. We have only the fondest memories of him and they will live on forever in our hearts. He is with the angels and shining down on us all. May God be with you all to help you thru this time. Dom you will live on in the wonderful children that you and Virgina rasied. God Bless WIth all our Love
Friday, June 04, 2010

You are going to be missed by all of us who deeply loved you. Your beautiful daughter Virginia, your loving grandchildren; Christina, Angelica, Joseph, & Francesca, and I will never forget you. You were the father and grandfather that truly cannot be replaced, and will live with all of us forever.

Friday, June 04, 2010
To Virginia and all of the Adornato Family
We are very sorry for your loss, our hearts are with you all. Thru the years we move away and get older and get busy with our lives and take for granted the wonderful family that we have back home. It has been many years since I have seen you all, but I know in my heart you are there. The past few days I have been remembering all of the treasured times I had with your family. I can remember Christmas at your house the table was so long for all of us to sit at. I also remember being very young and My Mom & Dad took us to Illinois to visit we had a grand time and I can remember the talking bird. Dom was a loving intelligent man, just look at the pictures all the love in such a wonderful man. Just remember as life goes on that he will always shine in each and everyone of you and in his grandchildren. The Love of such a wonderful person always lives on in the family he treasured and nurtured. May God be with you all to help you get thru this time. Remember also that he will always be looking over each and everyone of you and will live on with in you all.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Dad - I love you and miss you. Waiting for table scraps will never be the same. Your the best owner ever. Love, Spartacus
Friday, June 04, 2010
My deepest sympathy to you Mrs. Adornato and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dominick, may the Angels lead you into Paradise, may the martyrs come and welcome you, to the new and eternal Jerusalem! Rest in Peace.
Friday, June 04, 2010
I miss you. I love you so much and you will never be forgotten!
Friday, June 04, 2010
To all who have sent their love, food, and flowers to my family, we thank you so much. What a priviledge to have such an outpouring of genuine support from all of you. We all feel so special to have been raised by such a beloved man. So, thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing all of the stories that are a part of his legacy.

With Gratitude,
The Adornato Family
Friday, June 04, 2010
Adornato Family, I'm very sorry for your Loss. Dr. Adornato was a great man who helped the lives of many. Our prayers go out to you.
Friday, June 04, 2010
To Virginia & Family,
It is with great sorrow and sympathy that I send this to you. I only wish I could have have met him. He sounded as if he was a great and honorable man, husband, and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Marilyn Y Jacobi
Friday, June 04, 2010
To the entire Adornato Family

Dr Adornato was one of the most special people I have ever met in my life. Anthony and I have been friends since the first grade, and a lot of my childhood and college years were spent in the Adornato home. I remember so much about your dad, but mostly I think of how much love he showed to everyone, and how he made people feel so special and good about themselves. He was always there for me whenever I needed him, and he was like a second father to me. I will always love all of you, and am here if you need me.

Laurence Segal
Friday, June 04, 2010
My Deepest Sympathies to the family of Dr. Adornato,

Dr. Adornato was truly my saving grace when he took care of me after a terrible auto accident in 1974--I suffered a broken neck and pinched spinal cord. Other physicians told my family that if I survived, I'd be a quadrapeligic. With Dr. Adornato's expertise and nurturing care, and after many long months in the hosital and at home, I made a full recovery. I will never forget his daily visits and gentle care. I am now married, the mom of two teenage boys and a professor of special education at SUNY Oswego. None of this would have been possible without your dad. I am so sorry for your loss but please know what a difference your father made in my life.
Dr. Amanda Fenlon
SUNY Oswego
Friday, June 04, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
Dearest Joe, Renee, Alexis, Mrs. Adornato, and Family,
Please take comfort in knowing that we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. 'Dr. Mario' will always be in our hearts.
Much love,
Ron and Cora Gottlieb
Friday, June 04, 2010
Dear Joe, Renee, Alexis, Mrs. Adornato, and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May you have comfort in knowing that we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Evan and Rachel still remember your dad as "Dr. Mario!" and that was back in 1989. :)
Much love, and hugs,
Cora, and Ron Gottlieb
Friday, June 04, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Our deepest condolences
The Beams Family
Friday, June 04, 2010
To Virginia and Family.

Although we are so far away we want to pass along our deepest condolences. You welcomed our son into your family with open arms and for that we are truly grateful.

Please know that we share in your grief in this time of deep sorrow.

- George and Jackie
Friday, June 04, 2010
To Dad,

You are truly a legend and a very, very special person. At times you were a confidant, a pediatrician, a babysitter, a story-teller, but above all you were a great father and grandpa.

We will always miss you.

- Love Stephanie, Clive and Isabella
Friday, June 04, 2010
To My Grandpa,

Thank you for being my Grandpa. You gave me my first real stethoscope that I love to play doctor with.

I will miss your hugs and kisses.

Love "your baby" Isabella
Friday, June 04, 2010
To the family of Dr Adornato I send my heartfelt condolences. He had been my Doctor for many years and I will surely miss him. He has done so much for me and always had my best interest at heart. He will never be able to be replaced. May God be with you all at this time and may you find peace.

Sincerely, Nancy Ferguson
Friday, June 04, 2010
Mi mancherai tantissimo,e sarai sempre presente nel mio cuore, your son-in-love Luciano
Friday, June 04, 2010
Doctor A,

It has been an honor and a pleasure to know you and I cannot put into words what it means for me to have been welcomed into such a wonderful family. You were not my father, but you were a father – a father who truly loved his family, his friends and his life – and that has demonstrated an example of integrity and that will leave a lasting impression on me forever.

How lucky we all are to have known you and how sad we all are to say 'goodbye'...for now. Your presence will be felt and seen in your incredible wife, children and grandchildren – as they possess the very best of you.

I will miss your stories and your advice. Stay with us.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. And to Joe, Renee, and Alexis. We're thinking of you. Love and hugs during this rough time.
Alison and Michael Bronstein
Friday, June 04, 2010
To our friend Anthony and his family:

We wish you peace as you mourn your father. Remember, he is in a better place now.

In sympathy and friendship,
Gladys & Mike Cleland
Friday, June 04, 2010
Joe (Renee, Alexis and family) No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. With love, Gillian, Jeffrey, Grace & Lily Warmkessel
Friday, June 04, 2010
Mary Ann and Anthony:
I'm so sorry to hear about your father.
With sympathy,
Friday, June 04, 2010
I was so shocked when I read this mornings paper,My prayers go out to all Dr.A's family.I have been a patient of Dr.A's for 7yrs.now,I've never experienced such a kind and caring Doctor.He will be forever in my thoughts and prayers and in my heart God Bless, Linda Farrance
Friday, June 04, 2010
To my Buddy Grandpa,
Thank you for holding me when I was a baby, buying me lots of lolli pops, and playing "the hand" with me. I will always take care of my sister as you told me. I kiss her everyday and call her "baby."

Love, you grandson,
Friday, June 04, 2010
Grandpa, I miss you. Especially asking you "are you ok grandpa? OK, Good."

Love, your granddaughter,

Friday, June 04, 2010
To My Beloved Father,
I look at your picture and can only cherish everything about you. You weren't just the most compassionate person, but the funniest. Don't worry, I will keep the Italian traditions alive. You are a true legend. I will never let Dante, Valentina, and baby #3 forget you. They miss "the hand" already. Life will never be the same without you.

Always with Love,
Marie , Michael, Dante, Valentina, and Baby #3 (If it's a boy he will be named "Rocco" as you wanted)
Friday, June 04, 2010
I am so honored and blessed to have had you for a father. You, along with my husband, are the greatest man I've ever known. Rest assured that you and Mom have taught me well. I feel your presence everywhere. I know that through my eyes you will watch my children grow throughout their lives.I will forever cherish and adore you.

Your Loving Daughter,
Friday, June 04, 2010
Dear Stephanie,

Please accept the sympathy of Le Moyne College on the occasion of the death of your father. Be assured of our prayers for him, you and for your family.

~Le Moyne College Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
Friday, June 04, 2010
To Virginia, Marie, Anthony and the whole Adornato family:

We grieve with you as your mourn this gentle man, and are thankful to have you among our friends. We will keep him and you in our prayers, and hope you find comform in the large legacy he leaves behind.

With deepest sympathies,

Robert, Maria, Juliana, Monica and Christian Ucchino
Friday, June 04, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Mary Beth and Chris
Friday, June 04, 2010
From the moment I met Dr A. he made me laugh. Ironically this doctor was infectious, in his care for others, his love for his wife and kids, and his amazing storytelling.

I know that he'll still be in that house, and in all of your hearts.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Awe..Sorry for the family loss. Dr. Adnorado was my Dr. back in the late 70's. What a fine man he was. He did everything he could in his power to meet my health needs. Awe..and he is my son's surgeon and was going to help him this summer.
God Bless All....and God will see you thru this loss.

Marion Sutliff N. Syracuse, NY
Friday, June 04, 2010
Boyhood friend, fellow doctor, excellent neurosurgeon, "god surely blessed your hands in union with your brain" I am able to run the marathons again because of your art", "hope to run into you in heaven" God Bless you and your family" Dr. Sam and Sue Paris
Friday, June 04, 2010
To the Adornato family:

We grieve with you as your morn the loss of this gentle man, and feel blessed to have know him and to know all of you. You are indeed a special family and you will all be in our thoughts and prayers as your go through the next few days.

With our deepest sympathies,

Robert, Maria, Juliana, Monica and Christian Ucchino
Friday, June 04, 2010
i love you grandpa and i miss you very much.
Friday, June 04, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Virginia and your entire family for your loss at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Dr. Adornato removed my husband's brain tumor and saved his life. Over the past 3 years we looked forward to our many Dr. visits. He cared greatly about his patients and we are going to miss him. Our prayers go out to his family. May God's comfort embrace you.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Dear Adornato Family; I have just retired from St.Joseph's Hospital After 33 yrs. of service.We; On 5-1 Maternity,took care of the Adornato babies and grandbabies. My son Mark had an accident back in 1981 and Dr Adornato was his neuro Doc. Great Man, Great MD! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. WITH SYMPATHY! June
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Thank YOU for the GREATEST Gifts of MY life; Your Amazing Son Joe, and Your Beautiful Granddaughter Alexis. We 3 will miss you and will have You in our Hearts FOREVER and EVER.
Thursday, June 03, 2010

You were larger than life. Your the greatest man that I will ever know. I hear your voice in my mind and know you are with us. I am honored to be your son and talk about you with such pride. I adore you and would kiss the ground you walk on if given the chance right now. You and mom have always been my compass to lead me the right way. I will not let you down. Renee, Alexis, and I love you so much. May your memory be eternal!

Your Loving Son,

Thursday, June 03, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thursday, June 03, 2010

You always told me that actions spoke louder than words. This is how you lived your life and this is how I strive to live mine. You were truly a special person and words cannot express how much you will be missed. I will always love you and miss you.

- Your daughter Stephanie X0X0X0
Thursday, June 03, 2010
It was an honor to have met you. I am constantly reminded by your grace. You will not be forgotten...
With love, "Ralph"
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann Marie and her family.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
What an accomplished life - but clearly his biggest achievement was his loving family. I've been thinking about you a lot Anthony, sending you good thoughts!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I feel you everywhere I go....
Love you forever, your "Ballerina"
Thursday, June 03, 2010
To Stephanie and her family,
Wishing you gifts of hope and comfort at this difficult time.
With Sympathy,
Barbara Riggs
Thursday, June 03, 2010
miss u always
Love, sofia
Thursday, June 03, 2010
we miss you grandpa and love you very much
love Bianca
Thursday, June 03, 2010
You will always be in our hearts and on my mind. You will never be forgotten. You are truly the most incredible man I have ever known and will ever know. I love and miss you Dad

~Your baby Ann marie
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
We miss and love you dad.
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