Mariann (Spagnoli) Giarratano, 86, passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2019, with her family at her side.
Survived by sons, Sam (Kay) Giarratano, Mark Giarratano; five grandchildren, Brianna Giarratano (James), Thomas Giarratano (Jessica), John Giarratano, Joseph Giarratano, Lisa Giarratano; two great-grandchildren, Jack Giarratano, Clare Lindner, all of whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She and her husband were Godparents to eleven Godchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, Sam Giarratano; parents, Louis and Philomena Spagnoli; brother, Charles Spagnoli; sister, Phyllis Cowgill.
Born Aug. 30, 1932, in Walsenburg, Colo., where she grew up, graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1949. Moved to Pueblo in 1949, married her husband in 1952, and were married for 42 years, moved to Aurora in 2001 where she lived until her death. She was employed by School District 60 in Pueblo for 22 years.
Mariann lived in the Heather Gardens Community in Aurora for 18 years, where she volunteered at the Community Center, and was a tutor at St. Pius Elementary School. She loved playing Bridge and Canasta, traveling with her close friend Adelyn, and attending Broadway Road Shows with her Heather Garden friends. She was very happy when her entire family gathered, always enjoyed cooking her family's favorite Italian meals, and loved to make her family's favorite Italian Christmas cookies every year. She also loved watching the Denver Broncos.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Aurora.
Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2019, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO.
Memorials to Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.
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