Matthew Passeri

Obituary of Matthew Passeri

Matthew Michael Passeri, 30, of Archbald died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Dunmore. He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know him.

Born in Scranton on Aug. 14, 1987, he was the son of Rodney Passeri and wife, Lyn, Archbald, and Charisse Messina and husband, Charles, Scranton. He was a 2006 graduate of Valley View High School and was employed at Falcon Oil, where he really enjoyed working with his family. 

Our special boy grew up to be an amazing, caring man who had a special gift of helping and listening to others in need. He was truly hitting his stride, and his legacy of kindness and friendship will continue through family and friends.

Matthew loved playing basketball since grade school and throughout high school, including making the game winning shot last Thursday night with a local league that he played in with friends. He also enjoyed working out and being with his faithful canine companion, Tyson.

The family would like to send a personal thank you to Anna Mecca.

Also surviving are a sister, Nicole Passeri and fiancé, Randy Nichols, Olyphant; his Nana, Judith Martin, with whom he shared a special bond, and her companion, Paul Mericle, Archbald; grandmother, Henrietta Passeri, Eynon; several aunts and uncles including Joseph Passeri and wife, Donna, Eynon; godfather, John Passeri and wife, Kelly; and godmother, Aunti (Shel) Michele Hughes and husband, Michael; and many great-aunts and great-uncles; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph Passeri and Gary Noldy; an uncle, Charles Passeri; and great-grandmother, Anna Martin.

A celebration of Matthew’s life will be on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. in Elm Park United Methodist Church at 712 Linden St., Scranton. The family asks that everyone attending the funeral proceed directly to church. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Montdale.

Viewing hours will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association at For online condolences, please visit

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