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Patrick Shannon PassonnoJanuary 22, 2009
Troy - P. Shannon Passonno (62) died on January 22, 2009 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. Shannon was born in Troy, NY on April 25, 1946 the son of Ralph F. and Dorothy J. (Shannon) Passonno. He was a member of the Class of '64 at Troy High School and Graduated from Northwood School in Lake Placid in 1965 where he was a leading scorer of the highest ranked Prep School Hockey Team in the East. While at THS he lettered 4 years in Varsity Hockey (starting center) and Golf winning Titles at the State level and the school's awards for Hockey and Tennis. He also lettered in Varsity Tennis and Baseball. Shannon also played several years of Semi-professional Hockey in a Boston league. He attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
He was inducted into the Edward C. Picken Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
A former member of the Country Club of Troy (only member to win both the Men's Member Guest Golf Tournament and the Club Member Guest Tennis Championship), Schuyler Meadows Country Club and the Fort Orange Club. He remained an avid golfer until recently. Shannon spent his professional life as a Manufacturer's Representative where he represented many national companies, several of which were paint and paint sundry manufacturers. He owned the Passonno Agency and was a NY State Licensed Real Estate Broker and past member of the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy, NY.
Shannon is survived by two brothers: Ralph F. (Hannelore) Passonno Jr, Troy, NY and John F. (Janice) Passonno, Syracuse, NY. Nephews: Ralph F. "Randy" (Audra) Passonno III, Duanesburg, NY; Christopher T. Passonno, Plano Texas; John F. (Shana) Passonno Jr. , Longmeadow, MA; Nieces: Lisa M. (Paul) Franklin, Loudonville, NY; Michelle N. (Eugene) Littlejohn, Troy, NY; Kristin (Gary) Peters, Syracuse, NY; Jennifer (Mark) Hartsell, Bridgewater, MA and 14 Grand Nieces and Nephews. The family thanks the nurses at Samaritan Hospital in Troy and a special thank you to the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit.
The Funeral is from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 30, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumite Road, Loudonville, NY at 1:00 p.m. followed by Christian Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY.
Calling hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, at the Bryce Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Shannon's name, to the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION, 7 Washington St., Albany, NY 12206 or the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.