Arden Nicholas Passaro Jr.

October 11, 1954February 22, 2019

Arden N. Passaro, Jr., 64, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 22, 2019. Born in Hartford on October 11, 1954, a son of the late Oriedande “Arden” and Mary Jane (Laraia) Passaro, he had been a life-long resident of East Hartford. Arden was a graduate of East Hartford High School, Class of 1973. Arden was the former owner and operator of East Hartford Liquors at the corner of Brewer Street/Main Street, East Hartford. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and enjoyed going to and walking the beach. Most of all, he cherished his time spent with his daughters and grandchildren. Arden is survived by his three daughters, Alana Quinto and her husband, Justin, of Amston, Nikki Passaro of Boulder, CO, Bentley Torres and her husband, Isaiah, of East Hartford; a step-daughter, Laura Dorius and her husband, Tyson, of South Windsor; four adored grandchildren, Giana and Jake Quinto, Ethan and Olivia Torres; several cousins, former customers, and dear friends. Funeral service will be Thursday (February 28th) at 11 am at the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Burial will be at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, (Section J), Bloomfield. Arden’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday morning from 9:30 – 11am at the funeral home chapel. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Calling hours Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 28, 2019

Arden Nicholas Passaro Jr.

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Steven & Terry Mills

February 28, 2019

Dear Passaro family,
My husband Steven was a dear old friend of Arden's though we had not seen him in years. We are very sorry for the family's loss , our deepest sympathy to everyone.
Terry & Steve Mills

Stanley Staron

February 27, 2019

Alana, Bentley, Nikki and families,
Very sorry to hear of Arden's sudden passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Staron family

Cathy (Pearson) Hartley

February 26, 2019

Dear Bentley, I am so very sorry. I was very sad to read this. I don't know if you remember me but I had to let you know my heart is broken for you. I will keep you in my prayers, that through this sorrow you can feel God holding you close......

Luz Torres

February 25, 2019

I love you guys so much! Breaks my heart but know that I am with you. He loved you all very much. Xoxoxo

Carmen Cotto

February 25, 2019

Bentley I am sorry for your loss, I can't even imagine the pain. May God carries you through this time of sorrow.

I'm sad just knowing your going through this.