Dr. Nicholas J. Passero

May 4, 1963May 27, 2013

ADVANCE- Dr. Nicholas J. Passero, 50, of Advance passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born May 4, 1963 in St. Paul, Minn. a son of James David and Monica Catherine Marschall Passero. He married Suzanne Morrison on August 5, 1989. Surviving are his wife Suzanne Passero of Advance; his children, Alyssa Passero, Elaina Passero, and John Passero all of Advance; his parents James and Monica Passero of Advance; two sisters, Maria Passero of Statesville, Angie (Doug) Boggs of Cheshire, Conn.; one brother, Chris (Rita) Passero of Scott Depot, WV; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Perry and Judy Morrison; one sister-in-law, Lisa (Mike) Lewis of Ona, WV; nieces, Marita Passero, Samantha Boggs, Alexis Boggs, and Katy Lewis; and one nephew, Andy Lewis. He graduated from Nitro High School in Nitro, WV in 1981, Marshall University with a BA in 1985 and Marshall University Medical School in 1989. He served his Internship and Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Nick was a physician at Clemmons Family Practice in Clemmons, and previously worked as a family physician in East Bend and Lewisville and at PrimeCare in Winston-Salem. He also attended Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where he was involved with youth ministry for 17 years. He was the Interim head of youth ministry for the summer and fall of 2009. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Fr. John Putnam will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will be in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Advance. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Building Expansion at Holy Family Catholic Church in memorial to Dr. Nick. He served the Lord as a gifted musician and by using his medical skills on many overseas mission trips. He enjoyed running, cycling, writing, and playing the guitar. He was a wonderful husband, father to his kids, loved his patients, and adored the youth at Holy Family.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2013

Dr. Nicholas J. Passero

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Robin Walls

December 22, 2013

I just learned of the passing of Dr. Passero, my son's doctor. My sincere condolences to the family. May God grant you peace.

Kristen Sihler

December 11, 2013

I just found out about Dr Passero's death. I worked with him in East Bend in the 1990s when I was a medical student. I can't fully explain how important he was to my medical education, but I think the comments here from his patients say it best. He was a great role model in so many ways.

Jan Cochran

June 25, 2013

Many thanks to Dr Passero - he saved my husband's life. My husband was sick and had labored breathing. Dr. Passero said - "You are going to the big house"(hospital ). I was so scared - he hugged me and said to remember to look at the big picture, that my husband would get well - and he did recover. So sad to hear Dr. Passero is no longer with us - comforting to know we will see him again some day.


June 24, 2013

I will miss this man so very much. My last visit with him, he was consoling me over the loss of my brother at a young age. Oh Suzanne and family, if only I could help you as he did me! I can't even think about seeing any other Dr. I am truly heartbroken..words just can not express. I know God gave you an Angel for a while in this world, but can smile knowing we WILL see him again. God Bless and Keep You!

Sandee Nielander

June 21, 2013

He was my doctor. One of the best I ever had! Shocked to hear of his passing!

Richard Carter

June 21, 2013

Dr Passero was a good man. Sad to hear of his passing. Comforted that I will see him again some day. Prayers for your peace.

Alicia Perry

June 21, 2013

I received a letter yesterday notifying me of Dr. Passero's passing, and was truly upset to hear the news. He has been my primary care physician for the past 7 years. His bedside manner was extraordinary, and I always felt comfortable with him as my doctor. I am so very sorry to hear of this loss. My condolences go out to his friends and family. He will be missed!

Mark Woolley

June 20, 2013

I recieved notification yesterday via mail form Clemmons Family of Dr. Passero's passing. I was shocked and saddened to hear this news. He has been my doctor for the past 10 years and was always a joy to converse with during visits. He took an interest in my hobbies, as well as sharing his love of fishing at the outer banks. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

Bryant and Rita Hall

June 20, 2013

So sorry to hear about Dr Passero's passing. he was a great person and Dr. he always listened and was a very supportive Dr. he will be missed!

Jan Davis

June 20, 2013

I wanted to extend my condolences to Dr Passero's family and friends. I was out of town the end of May and had no knowledge of his passing. He had been my doctor for about a year but it only took one visit to realize what a special person he was. He truly cared for his patients. Such a great person gone way too soon!! He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!