Carmella "Terri" Chimento-Benevitti
October 5, 1950 ~ June 13, 2022
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Carmella “Terri” Chimento-Benevitti, 71, left unexpectedly to be with the lord on June 13, 2022. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. on Oct. 5, 1950 to Vincent and Martha Chimento. She graduated with her MSW from the University of Denver in 1987. She began her career at the Pueblo County Department of Social Services, where she retired in 2015. She also worked as a licensed clinical social worker for 17 years in private practice to help young people and families. Terri, to her friends, loved working with several community organizations including The Pueblo Child Advocacy Center and more recently the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation. Terri loved spending time with friends, playing golf and being in her family home. Above all, Terri loved her family, especially her husband, Leonardo, and her little dog, Bella. She enjoyed sharing family traditions with her many nieces and nephews, especially those around Easter and Christmas.
Carmella is preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Martha; her brother, Russell Chimento; her brother-in-law, James M. Martin; and her beloved husband, Leonardo Benevitti. She is survived by her sister, Margaret J. (Chimento) Martin; nephew, James (Colleen) Martin; niece, Martha (Kevin) Lockhart; and great-nephews, Connor (Alanna) Leiva, Brandon Martin, Cameron (Keana) Martin, Sean Lockhart; and great-niece, Sophia Lockhart.
Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those wishing to honor Carmella may make a donation to the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, 301 W 13th St, Pueblo, CO 81003 https://www.pueblocac.org/donate or the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation Scholarship Fund, 215 S Victoria Avenue, Suite J, Pueblo, CO 81003 https://www.coloradogives.org/PuebloHispanicEducationFoundation/overview?step=step1. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com
Memorial Mass: June 29, 2022 10:00 am
St. Joseph Church
1145 S. Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81006