August R. Gagliardi

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September 5, 1939 ~ April 26, 2023

Born in: Cokedale, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

August R. Gagliardi
It is with great sadness that the family of August R. Gagliardi announces his passing after a brief illness, on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the age of 83 years.
August was born on September 5, 1939, to Joseph and Edith (Poyer) Gagliardi in Cokedale, a small town in Las Animas County, Colorado. He graduated from Trinidad High School, and he went on to higher education and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo.
August served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1962. He met and married Judith M. Raye in Trinidad, Colorado on May 19, 1962. August and his wife raised their family in Pueblo, Colorado, where he was employed as a Crane Millwright at the CF & I Steel Company for 43 years prior to retirement.
August was a master welder, and he could fix just about anything with a rubber band and a paperclip. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, cheering loudly from the stands – and, in his later years from home with his laptop, supporting his sons, grandsons, and granddaughters play football, baseball, soccer, wrestling, swimming, diving, volleyball, and La Crosse; and, supporting his daughter and granddaughter excel in performing and visual arts. Few things gave him more joy than watching and supporting his children and grandchildren. He was a family man. Everyone that knew August loved and respected him.
August is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Judy. Together, they raised a loving and faithful family. August is survived by his children, John M. Gagliardi, Joseph A. Gagliardi, and Camea J. Gagliardi all of Pueblo, and Nicholas P. Gagliardi (Hillary) of Colorado Springs. He is survived by his grandchildren, Devin, Olivia, Sofia, Nico, Jude, and Giuliana; and great-granddaughter, Angelina. August is also survived by his sister, Lucy Seese of Denver; his brother, Joseph (Julie) Gagliardi of Raton, New Mexico; his sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (Bill) Stanley and Dagmar (Don) Simon of New York; and his brother-in-law, John (Gina) Raye.
August is preceded in death by his children, August and Judy Gagliardi; his parents, Joseph and Edith; his brother, Frank (LaVerne) Gagliardi; sister, Catherine (Anthony) Baratono; sister, Rose (Albert) Nolan; brother-in-law, Carl Seese; and his nephews, Jackie Gagliardi and Jimmy Gagliardi. August is also pre-deceased by his sisters-in-law, Roberta (Bill) Cox, Janet (Snozz) Guarienti, Johnabella Micheliza; brother-in-law John Klovas; and nieces, Darice Arlint and Cady Raye; as well as numerous beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Rosary followed by memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2023, at Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Dr. Online condolences at


Memorial Mass: May 8, 2023 10:30 am

Christ The King Church
1708 Horseshoe Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81001


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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peach and may the perpetual light shine on him.
    Klaus and Katie

  2. Judy and family,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. I just learned about it or we would have been there. So many years of memories and blessings. May he rest in peace. God bless you.
    Tony and Donna Verderaime

  3. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Gagliardi family. His memory will live on in his children and grandchildren. Rest in peace.

  4. I have some very wonderful memories of Uncle Gus, from his sense of humor and his laugh for Christmas Eve, to the genetic Gagliardi-man propensity for grouchiness. Family picnics were special get-togethers every year. My sympathy and prayers to the entire extended family. We will miss him terribly and heaven got a new angel.

  5. CORRECTION: Christ The King Church, Pueblo
    Rosary 10:30 AM May 8, 2023
    Memorial Mass 11:00 AM May 8, 2023
    Lunch in church hall directly following mass on May 8, 2023.

    Thank you!

  6. It appears Montgomery Steward erroneously omitted from the obituary the very important invitation to all friends and family – Judy Gagliardi and family invite all friends and family to attend a luncheon in Christ the King Parrish Hall in Pueblo directly following mass on Monday, August 8th. Rosary begins at 10:30. Memorial Mass begins at 11:00. Luncheon directly following mass in the church hall. Internment of August Gagliardi’s ashes will occur at a later date. Thank you.

  7. Condolences to your family. Sorry for your loss. Memories of your wedding anniversary being the same date as ours. RIP Gus

  8. I have so many good memories of Uncle August from growing up, to family picnics, to a very special phone call from him on Easter. We had a nice talk that day. Prayers for comfort for the family.

  9. Sincere Heartfelt Condolences to the Gagliardi Family and all of Our beautiful Cousins .

  10. Condolences to the Gagliardi family and all my cousins and family who loved Gus! Sorry for your loss!

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