Antonio (Tony) Rato 1951 - 2023

A tribute page created by Lisa Yates

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Tony was 71 when he died from heart failure. His children brought him home from hospital so he could spend his last few days in the comfort of his own home and to be surrounded by family. In his last few days Tony was cared for by Hospice at Home carers from St. Catherine’s. They treated him with respect and gave him the dignity he deserved right up to and on his dying day. They made sure he was comfortable and pain free. The carers also made sure the family were coping and gave them recommendations. They were invaluable.
Family and friends were everything to Tony, he loved being surrounded by them. For fun Tony enjoyed having a flutter on the horses and playing cards with his friends in his local pub. Though after losing his wife of nearly 47 years in February nothing was the same for him and he just wanted to be with his loving wife Tina again.




Absolutely devastated for Lisa, Daren & Tasha & the rest of the family at this sad time loosing your dad who was one of Leyland’s finest men he was a joker with a genuine heart of Gold. He will be reunited with the love of his life r Tina such a wonderful couple who will be missed very much xxx


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Lorraine & Greg

RIP Uncle Tony, you and Tina have left a big hole in the family and will be sorely missed. Your dry wit and chuckle never forgotten. Lots of loving and good memories. Hope you are up there having a good game of cards together. Thanks for being a great Unc



Karen Carton

Thinking of all the family at this terribly sad time but especially Tony’s grandchildren who have not only lost their beloved Papa but also their beautiful Nana, in such a short space of time. May they rest in peace and eternal sunshine together x


Paul Dowd

Thinking of Lisa, Darren and Tasha and all their family at this very sad time. Tony was a fantastic friend and I will miss him dearly.


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Sara, Rob & Charlie

With love Sara, Rob & Charlie


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Jessica, Megan & Kayson

Thinking of Tasha, Lisa & Darren & all the grandchildren at this heartbreaking time. Rest in Peace Tony, you & Tina will always live on in your children & grandchildren and will never be forgotten.

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