Patsy Veri

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Patsy Anthony Veri

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Patsy Anthony Veri.  Pat had said many times he didn’t feel his age. Rather, he felt like a teenager still in his mind. Perhaps that is why during his illustrious career in corrections at Sprucedale he was able to be such a wonderful mentor to many young men and make the meaningful connections they needed for 25 years.  Pat was a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan, and was proud of his team’s glorious championship history. He loved playfully rubbing salt in the wounds of long-suffering Maple Leafs fans almost as much. If he’d known he would live to be 67, he probably would have laughed and reminded us all that ’67 was the last year the Leafs won a Cup. We know, Pat. We know.   He was born during a snowstorm on January 27, 1954 in Hamilton, Ontario. At least that’s what Pat said. He had a lot of fantastic stories: wild hijinks from his youth, road trips to Habs games, and the unending list of musical talent he witnessed. We like the snowstorm story though, because that’s Pat – a joyful personality amid whatever tumultuous thing was happening. He was our centre of gravity, and our biggest support.  His sudden and unexpected passing at the West Haldimand General Hospital late Friday, November 19, 2021 has devastated us all.  Beloved partner of Melinda Monnier. Much loved father of Adam Veri, Justin Veri, and Maichina Veri (David). Dear brother of Linda MacLay and Clara De Luca, and son of the late Anthony and Maggie Veri. Fun uncle of Nina De Luca (Shawn), Jim De Luca (deceased), and Jason MacLay (Kim). He will be missed by grand nieces and nephews, old and new friends, and Sprucedale colleagues.  Visitations will take place on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Hyde & Mott Chapel, 60 Main St. S., Hagersville from 2:00PM - 4:00PM and 6:00PM - 8:00PM.  A celebration of life will occur on a future date.


Posted by Shawn Donato on
Most sincere condolences. I grew up just a few doors down . Pat watched me from time to time. Grew up friends with Adam. I can always remember going over and watching ghost busters .. I also am a habs fan. When we would play street hockey he would come out and play with us kids. When I would play net and make a save he would call me Shaw na na na with the banana splits lol.. you will be greatly missed . Say hi to my dad up there please. Rest easy.
Posted by Awde Wayne on
My condolences to the family,Pat was a great friend R.I.P
Posted by Nunzio and Kathryn Zante on
Heartfelt condolences.
Great photo! That's the Pasquale I remember.
Many great memories.
Playing on St. Marys, softball team. Pat played first and had the longest trapper I'd ever seen.
Altar boys. Always had trouble finding a gown that would fit Pat.
Pats' impressions made me laugh so much that I was relieved of duties as a 10 yr. old dishwasher at Tonys' Grill.
Taking slap shots on each other behind Sheldricks'
Road trips to Montreal and Buffalo to watch our habs.
Weddings, concerts, love of food, lifelong memories. Bravo.
What a great amico to have known, made me laugh and generously shared what he had.
Dio benedice te e tua famiglia sempre.
Nunzio and Katarina Zante
Posted by Brianna on
my uncle pat, you will be so dearly missed. i love you more than life.
Posted by Caroline (Donato) Winegarden on
My sincere condolences to the Veri family. Remembering Pat as a happy young man - whether playing pool, being a loyal Habs fan or being a good friend to my brother! Rest In Peace & you & Bonoch try to be good up there
Posted by Maggie/Bill Dougherty on
I just talked to you, last week, but it seems like yesterday. Our deepest condolences, to your entire family. See ya later, my friend
Posted by Kathy Forrest Brown on
My condolences to Pat's family & friends
Posted by Kathy Forrest Brown on
My condolences to Pat's family & friends
Posted by Kathy Forrest Brown on
My condolences to Pat's family & friends
Posted by Randy Helka on
My condolences to the Veri Family.
Posted by Mike Dalimonte on
Going to miss your humour patsy every single day co
Posted by Mike Dalimonte on
Going to miss your humour patsy every single day xo
Posted by Diane Koopman on
Melinda and the Veri family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Karon and Lou Firmani on
We are so sorry to hear about Pat! My first boyfriend in the age of innocence when we drove our bikes all over the west end of Hagersville. Pat ,my friend you will be missed!
Posted by Brian and Ann on
Sorry for the lost of Pat thoughts and prayers with the Veri family
Posted by Danielle Fletcher on
My sincere condolences to Adam and the entire family. I'm sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Posted by Patti Vinocai on
Much sympathy to Pat's family and friends, in particular his partner Melinda who is a friend of mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Posted by Smith Jen on
So very sorry to hear about Pat, he was always kind and very funny. My sympathies to Adam, Justin and family.
Posted by Pat & Jayne Morrison on
Our deepest condolences to Melinda and all of the Veri family. Pat was a terrific person with a sharp wit and great sense of humour. He had a very positive impact on many youth during his long and successful career in Youth Justice Services. An absolute pleasure to work with, and will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Posted by Diane & Len Earls on
Our sincere condolences to Adam and his family. Thinking of his family, and this difficult time.
Posted by Genevieve Kennedy on
Adam, I met your Dad a few times at Jo’s and he was indeed a nice man. He gave off a comfortable, strong feeling. He sure raised a fine, strong young man, you. I never met your brother or sister but I’m sure they’re wonderful people too. You were the part of the Noisy Crew who drove me out of the house.
Posted by Elaine Pow-Cunningham on
Melinda and Veri Family, thinking of you at this time of loss and wishing you the comfort of fond memories.
Posted by Brian & Marilyn Vecero on
Our condolences to the family. Pat was allways a fun guy to chat with.
Growing up in Hagersville and knowing the Veri Family and eating at Tonys grill.
Many great memories.
Pat,i am sure all your friends will miss your humor and great personality
Posted by Mary Pearce on
Melinda, I am very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I can surely identify with the emotional pain and great sense of loss you are experiencing at this time. May God grant you strength and comfort as you go through this difficult time of bereavement!
Posted by J Queensberry on
Dear Melinda
Nothing I say will ease the pain but I hope you can take a small amount of comfort knowing that so many care about YOU
You have our most sincere condolences
Thinking about you during this most difficult time
With love from Jenny and JR Queensberry
Posted by Dianne and John Scott (deceased) on
May God grant you and your families peace at Pat's passing. He could always make you smile when he visited the office.
May gain strength through this difficult time.
Posted by Susan Wells on
Thinking of you with care and compassion. You have a difficult journey ahead. May the love of friends and family give you comfort through your journey. So deeply sorry for your loss.
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