Our Team

Jim BirarelliJames L. Birarelli, Co-Owner, CLU, ChFC

Preferred Name: Jim

Years in the Insurance Business: 42

Years with the Agency/Date Started: 30

Alma Mater: Boston College

Professional Designations: 1981, Chartered Life Underwriter, 1983 Financial Consultant

Any interesting background information about your career: My background in insurance is diverse and includes five years as a claims adjustor, group health insurance and pension manager for five years for the Northeast, national marketing manager for two years, and agency sales and service for 30 years.

Hobbies and/or travel experience: Visited China and Hong Kong with my son and his karate federation, where he performed before the Shaolin monks.

Community Involvement/Volunteer Experience: Member since 1985 and past president of Kiwanis of Milford; member of Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, Inc.; member of The Milford Columbus Committee; member of Knights of Columbus, and member of Sons of St. Joseph.

Personal Motto: If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future (from “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”).

On the weekends you can find me: servicing clients with any unfortunate emergencies, volunteering for the great charities of which I am a part, and spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite sport to play, watch or both? I like to play and to watch tennis and golf.Any interesting/cool facts about yourself?

Are you on LinkedIn? Yes.


Mary BirarelliMary A. Birarelli, Co-owner, Licensed in Property & Casualty, Life & Health

Preferred Name: Mary

Years in the Insurance Business: 30

Years with the Agency/Date Started: 30

Alma Mater: Providence College, Providence, RI

Any interesting background information about your career: Specialize in personal lines and health insurance.

Hobbies and or travel experience: Completed my junior year of college at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Community Involvement/Volunteer Experience: Immediate Past President of Network of Executive Women, Inc., a Milford, Connecticut organization. Member of Town of Trumbull Business/Education Initiative. Member of St. Theresa’s Church, Trumbull.

Personal Motto: Be grateful.

On the weekends you can find me: Visiting my family in Rhode Island or gardening or spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite sport to play, watch or both? I love to swim and to walk.

Any interesting/cool facts about yourself? My proudest achievements are my daughter Beth and my son Andrew. Beth is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and Andrew served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. I derive great satisfaction helping students in their educational endeavors, both through our fundraising activities with the Network of Executive Women and through the Town of Trumbull Business/Education Initiative.

Are you on LinkedIn? Yes.


Keira SpillaneKeira M. Spillane, Customer Service Representative

Preferred Name: Keira

Years with the Agency/Date Started: 2/2007

Any interesting background information about your career: specialize in personal lines.

Hobbies and/or travel experience: I have traveled to 49 states, just missing Hawaii. My family drove to Alaska and back for the entire summer in 2000.

Community Involvement/Volunteer Experience: I like to run 5K’s to help support different charities.

Personal Motto: Life is too short

On the weekends you can find me: Spending time with family and friends.

Any interesting/cool facts about yourself? Committed to good health, I work out daily.

Birarelli Insurance Agency, LLC • 55 Cherry Street • Milford, CT 06460• Tel: 203-877-8980
Conveniently located near I-95, Merritt Parkway, and Rt 1.

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