ARNOLD, Chad T.
Chad T. Arnold, 41, loving husband of Alisa (Faenza) Arnold, of West Hartford, passed away Saturday, (January 26, 2013) at St. Francis Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded and comforted by his family and friends throughout his last hospitalization and at the time of his passing. Chad was born in Manhasset, NY, moving to Connecticut at an early age and living in the area most of his life. Chad was a graduate of Avon High School and Weber State University and was employed at The Hartford as a Process Consultant in the financial services division. Chad's greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid sports fan, especially of his beloved New York Yankees. He also loved music, movies, and trying new restaurants. Chad was an amazing hands on dad, who showed total devotion to his wife, kids, and dog, Rosie. Besides his wife Alisa; he leaves two children, Charlie and Gwen Arnold; his parents, Peter Arnold and his wife Kathy of Farmington, and Christine Wilson of Manhasset, NY; a brother, Peter Arnold and his wife Amy and their son Matthew of New Britain; and his grandmother, Alice Ostrom, of Manhasset, NY. Chad also leaves his mother-in-law, Grace Faenza of Wethersfield; his father-in-law, Gary Faenza and his wife Judy of Rocky Hill; a sister-in-law, Meredith Faenza of Wethersfield; his uncles, Dr. Anthony Arnold and his wife Clare, Charles Arnold, Michael Arnold and his wife Linda, all of AZ, Arthur Male and his wife Charan of London, Anthony Ostrom of FL, Roger Ostrom and his wife Linda of OR, aunt Sr. Maureen Faenza of Hartford, and many cousins. Chad leaves so many cherished friends, including "the Avon crew" and longtime best friend, Jon Lindeberg of West Hartford. Chad was predeceased by several grandparents and his english bulldog, Farley, who was his best pal. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful, dedicated staff at St. Francis Cancer Center and Oncology/Hospice Unit for the special care they provided to Chad over the past several months, as well as to all the family and friends who have provided continuous love and support.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at West Avon Congregational Church, 280 Country Club Rd, Avon. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman St., West Hartford. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd Wethersfield. To extend online condolences, visit farleysullivan.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Chad T. Arnold Family Fund at www.gofundme.com.