Donald A. English, 81, passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Melda English; in-laws, John and Ruth Massarotti; brothers-in-law, Fred Laprarie and Kenneth Koski; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Massarotti and Marie Massarotti. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty; sisters, Betty Laprarie, Diane (Roy) Patterson and Darlene Koski; nephews, Scott (Beth) Koski, Brett (Tracy) Koski, Mark Patterson; and niece, Brenda (Shawn) Winters; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Rosalie Massarotti; great-nephews and niece, extended family and many special friends. Donald lived in Pueblo his entire life and served in the U.S. Army. He retired as co-owner of the Hurricane car wash in 2001. He was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Church and coached softball to youth members in his younger years. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, wit and love of life and family. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Denver Broncos. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their compassion and loving care shown our family during this difficult time. Special thanks to Melissa, Roxanna and Hope. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Sangre Cristo Hospice or St. Joseph Church Bell Tower Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Very sorry to hear on Don’s passing,I work with Don at Walters,and always enjoyed hearing his stories and he’s outlook on life.God bless Betty.Terry Stevenson,Denver CO.

  2. My Dad, Aldo and Uncle Joe thought of Donald as there little Brother. Our Prayers to the English family and Betty. We have very fond memories of Donald ,I remember as a kid visiting Uncle Alex’s house and Donnie playing the ukulele and feeding his dog jock spaghetti with Romano cheese sprinkled on top. I have a great picture of him as my confirmation sponsor long ago. Oh how we cried at my fathers funeral, he truly loved him. We would stop and see him and Betty every Halloween it was the highlight of our night. Godspeed Donald.

  3. Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Had many laughs with him over the years. God bless him and his family.

  4. Don was a great neighbor, and a good friend, he loved to tell jokes, and laugh with you. He was there when I needed help in getting my yard work done. Take care Don, hope to see you again someday.

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