It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our loved one Tony Passero after a short illness at the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday April 6, 2019. Tony leaves behind his wife of 28 years Cheryl, his adoring children Meaghan, Nikolas and Anthony, the lights of his life his three granddaughters Delaney “Big D”, Reaghan “Blondie” and Myley “Chochie”. His most special love, his mother Maria and his two brothers Sam and Gino. He is the loving uncle to Maria and Glenn Burke and Frank Passero. Brother in law to Joy (Dan) Hatcher, Dave (Julie) Anthony, Ron (Sharon) Anthony and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Tony was loved by all his Passero and Sansano cousins and far too many friends to name. Predeceased by his father Frank (1996) Tony was the face of the Fort Erie Meteors for over 40 years and a disappointed Leafs fan for 50+. The lives he touched in the hockey world and beyond are immeasurable.
In October 2009, the town of Fort Erie, and the hockey community lost an inspirational member in a tragic accident.
Andy was a loving husband to his wife Maria and his children Mac and Drew, especially when it came to sharing his love for the sport of hockey. Andy was also a major sponsor of Minor Hockey teams and spent a lot of time coaching his son Drew.
Andy played with the Meteors back in the early 90’s and became a Major Sponsor of the club which bears the name The Rosehill Auction Meteors. He has generously provided numerous prizes for the promotions the club has run over the years.
It is with a great deal of sadness that we honour Andy by dedicating this season to him and he will be sadly missed and never replaced.