Ante Borcic

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June 10, 1927 ~ February 10, 2009

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Ante Borcic, 81, departed this life on February 10, 2009. Survived by his four sons, Anthony (AnnMarie) Borcic, Joe Borcic, John (Carol) Borcic, and Sam (Tammy) Borcic; sister-in-law, Marie Borcic of Croatia; sisters-in-law, Marie Giannetto and Angie Giannetto; grandchildren, Michael, Samara, Alicia, Briana, Nicko, Matthew, Alan, Brandon and Mitchell; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in the US and Croatia. Ante was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Josephine; parents, Nikola and Jela Borcic,; brothers, Joe and Milan; sister, Milka; brothers-in-law, Carl Giannetto and Salvatore Giannetto. Ante was born on a farm June 10, 1927, in Bilaj, Croatia. He was drafted into the Croatian Army during WWII at the age of 16. He escaped Communist Yugoslavia by foot in 1957 to Italy, where he spent 2 years in a refugee camp. During that time he learned to speak Italian. He then immigrated to the U.S. in 1959 where he met his wife, Josephine, who emigrated from Sicily, while attending Citizenship classes in Pueblo. They started their family in their mid thirties. He retired from ABC Rail after 25 years. He loved to hunt, build things and most of all loved to make his homemade wine. He will be missed as a loving father and grandfather 'Didi.' Viewing 4-7 P.M. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 A.M. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Service held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of gifts, please make donations in the name of Ante Borcic to: Okolitza Tamburitzans, 31447 Daniel Rd., Pueblo, CO 81006. Online condolences,

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  1. I wanted to say what an honor it was to play my tamburitza for your father at his funeral…what an amazing man. Thank you, also, for donations to the Okolitza Tamburitzans. God Bless you all, Tina

  2. Joe and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. Remember all of the wonderful memories you have of your father, it will help make the hard days a little easier.
    God Bless you all,
    Joe and Andrea Torres

  3. To Anthony Borcic Family,
    We offer our deepest sympathy to your family at this time of loss.
    We met Ante and Josephine about ten years ago. we purchased a home from them on Trevino Drive in Pueblo West. On the day we signed the contract he served us some of his very special home made wine. We have fond memories of both of them.
    DeLoyce and Bernice Dell

  4. May strength, peace and encouragement come your way during this time of bereavement. Vita Maurello and family

  5. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

  6. I would like to give my condolences to the “Borcic Brothers.” I went to school with Joe, but I know I had the rest of you in a class or two at EHS. It has been a long time since I have seen any of you, but each time I came home to visit I knew the house where you all lived growing up. I also remember seeing your father working outside a lot. We will keep you in our prayers. Adolph, Jill, and Johnny Guerrero, Crestview, Florida.

  7. Ann Marie and Anthony,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Lynn Chavez

  8. I would like to thank you all for sharing your father Ante with me at Life Care he is a very nice and loving man that will be missed. I wish you all the best of luck and sorry for your loss. Mae

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