Antonio “Tony” Roberto Abril passed away April 8, 2023 in Hardin, Montana doing something he loved. He was born in Ft. Myers, Florida on August 13, 1989 to Norberto Abril and Elena Normandy. The family moved to Hardin in 1998. Tony went to Hardin schools. He was a fierce protector of his “twin” sister, Erica, all of her days. He was also a prankster, father-figure and mentor to his other siblings, Koda and Morgan. Tony made sure he went to Morgan’s dance competitions, and watched her finish her senior dance season. He always encouraged her to continue her education as well. He always brought the fun and made his home a sanctuary for his entire family.
He met his wife Shannon Redbird in June of 2010, and hid her in his mother’s basement for a time. They got married October 31, 2011 in costume. Tony found his dream job working for the Hardin City water distribution department in 2019. He appreciated his job and co-workers so much that he teased Shannon that he loved his job more than her. Tony was a wonderful dad to their three children and especially to Storm, whom Tony chose to love and adopt. Tony and Shannon made a powerful team; Shannon was a life-changing force for the better in his life. As much as she helped him, he also was a light in her life and brought her into a family that truly loved her.
Tony was a friend and helper to all he met or anyone in need and will be missed by many, including best friends Adrian Wagner, Drew Smith, Levi Schuman, Josh Vandersloot and childhood best friend Ethan Billin. He was a gamer and to his brother Koda was Player 1 and Sub Zero to his Scorpion.
Tony is survived by his wife, Shannon, children, Maggie Skye Abril, Dymitirus Storm Abril, Artemis Frost Abril, and Nemesis Rain Abril, his mom and dad, Elena and Kenny Rogers, his father, Norberto, his siblings, Erica (Casey) Leider, Koda (Stephanie) Abril and Morgan Rogers (James Brandon), grandpa Robert Abril, grandma Mary Kay Rogers, grandpa Frank Normandy, grandma Ramona Abril, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by grandma Irene House, auntie Irene Duran, and grandma Wilma Pluhar-Normandy.
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