Antoinette Gavaletz, 86, passed away Aug. 20, 2008. Survived by her daughter, Connie (Carl Musso) Colby of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, James Joseph Gavaletz; parents, Vincenzo and Mary Penza; siblings, Armand Penza, Anna Smith, Guy Penza, Joe Penza, Rose Tucker and John Penza. Antoinette was born April 8, 1922, in Pueblo. Member of St. Mary Catholic Church, member and past president of Eagles Auxiliary #145 and Ladies Fidelity Lodge 56 of the Columbian Federation. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Special thanks to all who cared for Antoinette at Horizon Heights and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, from 2 to 7 p.m. and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. The service will be officiated by the Reverend Father Ben Bacino and will conclude with the Eagles' Service. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association or American Heart Association, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com ******

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  1. my prayers go out to all the family,I know she will be in heaven with her parents and sisters and brothers, I will keep in touch with you .
    love u
    ann

  2. I dont know if you remember me, I used to work at Westwind. I am very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Toni and her smile, she made my day at work that much better. I am praying for your family.

  3. Dear Connie,
    I read about your mother’s passing in the newspaper. I want to express my heartfelt sympathy. (Do you remember me from high school?) Sincerely, Linda Andrews Duhon

  4. Aunt Toni was like a Mom to me…
    I often spent time with Aunt Toni when I went over to visit my Dad
    (John Penza, one of the many Penza Brothers of Aunt Toni’s) when I was growing up in Pueblo. She was such a wonderful fun loving and caring Lady! I will miss her and think of her daily for the rest of my Life! I miss you Aunt Toni…now you are with the rest of the Penza Family in Heaven!!!

    I Love You Aunt Toni!!!

    (Aunt Toni’s Nephew)
    Jim Penza

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