Adrienne Hunt of Bethel, CT passed away on February 13, 2019 at the age of 68.
Adrienne was born in the Clason Point section of Bronx, NY in November of 1950. A graduate of Holy Cross School and St. Helena H.S. (now Msgr. Scanlon H.S.), Adrienne later graduated from Lehman College with a B.S. in Mathematics. She began her career teaching middle school math at the same Holy Cross School she had attended, where she was affectionately known as "Miss Zillions." Adrienne later moved to the Danbury area, settling in Redding, CT for 25 years. She had her own bookkeeping service and was the sole proprietor of her lingerie shop Satin & Lace for almost 25 years.
Adrienne was happiest when she was wearing her pink helmet and riding her motorcycle on a clear day, exercising with her friends at Zumba, or spending time with her family. She showed incredible strength of character and determination throughout her life, undertaking a strict diet and exercise routine at the age of 56 that allowed her to lose 170 pounds and set a Connecticut state weightlifting record for her age and gender. Her gift to all who knew her was her ability to see the good in everyone she met, and an insistence on putting others before herself, which she inherited from her father. She showed unfathomable courage in battling her illness, up until the very end. “Adjie”, as she was known by her family, will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.
Adrienne was predeceased by her parents Dominic A. and Adrienne Suchala Sicilian.
She is survived by her loving son Matthew D. Hunt, her longtime partner John Searles of Beacon Falls, CT, her ex-husband and dear friend, Kenneth D. Hunt of Brookfield, CT; sisters Ann Marie (Robert) Dougherty of White Plains, NY, and Michelle (Patrick) Piscitelli of Baldwinsville, NY; nieces Jeanne and Maureen, nephew Thomas; grandniece Delia; as well as her aunts Marie Rose Traetta and May Sicilian; and a large loving family of many cousins. Adrienne also leaves behind a vast network of faithful friends who provided tremendous material and emotional support to her throughout her illness, enabling her to live independently in her own home as she desired.
The family would like to thank Laura Switzer, Social Worker with Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, and the many health care staff for their untiring efforts in caring for Adrienne and her family.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS research foundation of your choice.