Smith Brothers Insurance Acquires G.M. Abodeely Insurance Agency – May 2018

May 1, 2018. G.M. Abodeely Insurance Agency has merged its business with Smith Brothers Insurance of Glastonbury, CT. This combination allows the Abodeely Agency to maintain its presence as an independent local agent and leverage the resources of Smith Brothers, one of the nation’s Top 100 Independent brokers. 

Bill Abodeely and Elaine Saliba, principals of Abodeely Agency, and Shelley Zicolella, Director of Operations, together with the account management team, will operate out of its current Massachusetts locations in Milford, Westborough, Webster, West Springfield and Fitchburg under the name G.M. Abodeely Insurance Agency, an affiliate of Smith Brothers Insurance. Paul Cellucci, as Massachusetts Regional Director, will work with the Abodeely team to grow through organic sales and future M&A activity in Massachusetts.

“G.M. Abodeely brings us presence in the Central Massachusetts marketplace and allows Bill, Elaine and their team to take advantage of our Enterprise Risk Management approach and value-added resources to expand our combined presence in the Massachusetts marketplace. Smith Brothers and G.M. Abodeely are community-based businesses founded by our respective family’s and, as stewards, coming together will benefit our clients, our team members and our communities,” states Joe B. Smith, President & CEO of Smith Brothers Insurance.

Bill Abodeely states, “Smith Brothers and the Smith family hold the same core values and culture our family has prided ourselves on throughout the years. This partnership perpetuates a longstanding agency while providing the same exceptional service to our clients. This is an exciting time for all of us given the commitment to our current client base and continued presence and growth in the region.”


Smith Brothers Insurance is an independently operated, Top 100 Broker in the U.S.  We help organizations and individuals manage risk, protect assets and grow.

Founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1971 by brothers, Bob and Brian Smith, Smith Brothers Insurance has expanded to more than 180 professionals that help protect clients from risk and uncertainty.

Smith Brothers is licensed in every state in the U.S. and protects risk all over the world.  Headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut, our offices are throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.


Abodeely was founded in 1940 by Sally and George Abodeely, Sr. who grew the agency to become one of the largest privately-owned agencies in central New England. The family business was passed down to siblings George Abodeely, Jr., Elaine Saliba and Bill Abodeely who have worked tirelessly over the years providing superior customer service and quality insurance solutions for their customers.


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