Byron Arthur Antonioni

byron antonioni

September 30, 1952 ~ June 7, 2023

Born in: Walsenburg, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Byron A. Antonioni, 70, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away on June 7, 2023, at Lake McConaughy in Nebraska. He was born on September 30, 1952, in Walsenburg, Colo. He was born to Arthur and Meda Antonioni. Byron grew up in Walsenburg, Colo. and later moved to Pueblo.  Byron was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers-in-law, Steve West, William Dunphy and Jerry Traylor. He is survived by his wife of 48 years in August, Judy Antonioni; father to Karla (Matt) Thielbar and Ryan (Samantha) Antonioni; Papa to grandsons, Thomas, Landon, Logan, Cooper and Lucas; siblings, Vernon (Judy) Antonioni, Kathy West, Snook (Lynette Zinno) Antonioni; and sisters-in-law, Janet and Debra Traylor. Byron graduated from South High School in 1970.  He worked in Pueblo County Assessor’s Office.  Byron was an easy going, friendly, funny and he loved taking care of others.  He was a phenomenal cook and enjoyed cooking for others.  Byron was a longtime member of Our Lady of the Meadows church where he made lifelong friends.  Byron enjoyed spending time at Lake McConaughy where he spent his summers and made everlasting friendships.  A memorial Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at Our Lady of the Meadow Catholic Church in Pueblo, Colo. Online condolences,



Memorial Mass: June 20, 2023 2:00 pm

Our Lady of the Meadows
23 Starling Drive
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Somehow words just don’t seem enough to say how very sorry I am for your loss. Remember the laughter, the smiles and all you shared together.

  2. Dear Judy and family , so sorry to hear of your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dear Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, it’s a very difficult time, I know. Cling to your memories. I have you and your family in my thoughts.

  4. Dear Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, it’s a very difficult time, I know. Cling to your memories. I have you and your family in my thoughts.

  5. On behalf of the Paolino family cousins, we send our heartfelt condolences to Byron’s wife Judy and family, and to his Antonioni brothers Vernon, Snook and sister Kathy. He enjoyed one of his favorite places, his little bit of heaven on earth. May Byron rest in peace❤️🙏

  6. Judy and family, There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Keeping all of you in thought and prayer.

  7. Snooks, Kathy, and to all of you. I was so sorry to hear about this. God bless him and the rest of you.

  8. My heart is so sad for you all. He was truly one of a kind and will always be remembered as a loving, caring, one-of-a kind top chef! Love to you all during this difficult time.
    ❤️ Missy

  9. Dear Judy and Family, I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Please remember that you are surrounded by love and prayers!

  10. Dear Judy and family,

    It is so difficult to lose a loved one. Byron was such a lucky man to share so much life with all of you! All the family dinners, wonderful Christmases and birthdays. I know he loved his family and he was loved in return. Peace to all of you and rest in the comfort that this is not the end, but a new beginning for him. I’m certain he is in heaven preparing the perfect place for all of you, just as he did here.

    Glenda and Wayne Lewis

    • Dear Judy and family,
      I am so sorry for your loss. He was truly a great man and you all are an amazing family. Stay strong and hold each other tight.


  11. Byron was always such a good friend to have. I will miss him! Peace and love to his family.

  12. Carole Fulton
    God speed Byron…I’m so glad you and Judy came into my life. You will be truly missed!!

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