Anthony J. “Tony” Spano, 47, of Ludlow, Massachusetts, collapsed and died while exercising shortly after his 24-hour shift ended on March 30, 2017. He had responded to multiple emergency calls during the shift prior to his death.
Anthony was born on May 17, 1969, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was the son of Stephen Spano of Chicopee and the late Sandra (Gosselin) Demers.
He was a City of Chicopee firefighter and EMT for fourteen years and was most recently assigned to Station 5 in Willimansett.
Anthony enjoyed running, working out, and going to the beach at Misquamicut, Rhode Island. He completed several marathons.
He was survived by his son, Anthony Joseph Spano; his father, Stephen Spano; two sisters, Cheryl A. Spano, and Robin M. Mikulski and her husband, Steven; his former wife, Charlene (Laventure) Spano; and several nieces and nephews.
Tony was remembered as “a true guardian angel” who helped others in need.