Betty Jo Cozzetta

betty cozzetta

July 30, 1923 ~ July 23, 2011

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Betty Cozzetta, 87, born July 30, 1923, entered eternal life July 23, 2011, surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her parents, Dominick and Minnie Genova; and her husband, Paul. She leaves behind to love and cherish her memory her sons, Paul (Pam), Richard (Diana) and Michael (Sue); her daughter, MinDee; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Rodger) Blatnik, Tony Smallo, Talia and Domenic Cozzetta and Richie Cozzetta; and her first great-grandchild expected in December. Also survived by her sisters, Clara Hurd and Virginia Herrald; sister-in-law, Joni Cozzetti; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as her wonderful neighbors, especially Carol Wheeler. Betty was one of the original members of both Christ the King Church and the Belmont Club. She was a member of Council of Catholic Women, Women's Interdenominational Bible Study, and multiple bridge groups; and with her husband and sons she owned Bonny Hyland liquor. She enjoyed officiating at swim meets, volunteering at the Belmont Lodge, knitting, gardening, and being with friends. Her greatest joys were watching her children grow and succeed, and her greatest gifts in life were her grandchildren. Betty will be remembered for her love of bridge, friends, family and her generous, kind and loving heart. The family wishes to thank Dr. Archuleta, Dr. Gibbs and the nurses of St. Mary Corwin 5100 Oncology, as well as caregiver Darlene Snarich and RuthMaria Dlug R.N. for their care and love during the past years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with Msgr. Thomas M. Adrians as celebrant. Online condolences,

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  1. It has been a long time since I last saw Betty, but I will always remember her as a very gracious lady.I will keep Betty and her family in my prayers.
    Marilyn Brutto Hamilton, daughter of Jean Costanza Brutto

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember your mom as being one of East High’s biggest supporters. She never failed to attend a game.


    Dave & Rita Marquez

  3. My thoughts and prayers to your family. I am so honored to have met such a beautiful elegant person. Who seemed to always have a kind word and unforgetable smile to share, no matter what the circumstance. She will hold a special place in my heart. May the memories of her beautiful spirit and kind heart be your comfort during this time.

  4. Mindee, Paul, Richard,Mike and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time. Your mom was a beautiful wonderful giving lady. She will be missed in your everyday lives, but lives on in your memories. She and Uncle Paul are together again. I will always remember and treasure the times I was able to spend with them. Take care.
    Love Marynell

  5. Betty was not only a super neighbor, but was a fill-in “grandmother” for my daughters. Her compassion and real concern for others was inspiring.

    I always looked forward to the brief talks when coming home from work and catching her on the front porch – and the girls would often “go missing” for hours while just chatting in her kitchen or porch. Even Toby will miss the treats over the fence.

    A real role model for everyone and she will be missed.

  6. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Your mother was a dear lady and I always enjoyed visiting with both she and your dad on trips to Pueblo.
    Be happy in knowing that she and your dad are together again. I will treasure my fond memories of both of them.

    Love, Lynne Brutto Rosman

    (Daughter of Jean Costanza Brutto)

  7. Mike, Paul Richard and Mindee,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Dave and Jill Roscover

  8. Paul, Richard, MinDee and Mike I’m so sorry to here about Betty. She meant so much to me during my earlier years with swimming…so many fond memories. Sorry I can’t attend the funeral. Best to all the family…Betty was a great lady!!!

  9. Paul,Pam,Jen
    We know the sorrow you feel right now for your great loss. Remember she will always be with you every time you look at your grandchild.
    The hurt will fade and you’ll have all the good memories of her and your dad. Take care of yourself and each other.

  10. Mindee & Tony,
    We are all so very sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. I will always remember her as the kind and loving mother/grandmother that she was.
    Love and prayers, Ben & Katherine Smallo Vagher

  11. Betty will surely be missed by these old neighbors of hers from way back out the country at Saint Charles Mason and in Belmont. We will always cherish the memories of bridge club and being long time friends. – Carole and Sam Bongirno and Family.

  12. Betty was a sweet and wonderful lady. We enjoyed having her as our neighbor for over 3 years. She was wonderful to our entire family and always had a smile to share and a kind word to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. – Dan, Tracy, Brandon and Nate

  13. Mindee and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Dan and Billie Rae

  14. Dr. Mike and Sue, I am sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Please accept my hope for peace and healing during this time of grief. Best wishes, Tom Tucker.

  15. Aunt Betty was a special lady. We have many fond memories of her and will miss her so much.

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