Donato Colalancia

donato colalancia

December 10, 1934 ~ February 24, 2024

Born in: Cansano, Italy
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

In loving memory of Donato Colalancia

Donato Colalancia of Pueblo, Colorado, entered into eternal life surrounded by his family on February 24, 2024, at the age of 89. Donato was born on December 10, 1934, in the village of Cansano, located in the province of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy. He emigrated from Italy to the United States with his mother at the age of 16, joining his father who had been working in the coal mines in Southern Colorado during World War II. He graduated from Central High School in 1953, and briefly worked at the CF&I, until he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served honorably from 1957 to 1959. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he served as a staff supervisor for Japanese civil servants at the Nike Missile Base and achieved the rank of Corporal Specialist. When he returned to Pueblo, he met his devoted and loving wife, AnnaMarie Colalancia; they married on April 7, 1962, and raised four children.

Donato worked at Prudential Insurance Company for 30 years before he retired at the age of 58. He then became co-owner of the Mozart Restaurant. He loved to write, fish, ski, and bowl, and was an accomplished golfer. He enjoyed playing soccer, was a USSF-certified referee and helped establish the city soccer programs in Pueblo (PSSA). Donato, AnnaMarie, and the family loved to travel to his home in Cansano. He especially cherished his trip to the Holy Land. He was a talented singer and dancer and played the mandolin. He was a gifted wine maker and a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Southern Colorado Lodge #2738.

Donato is survived by his wife of 61 years, AnnaMarie Colalancia, his daughter Elisa Ann Therese Hawkins (Paul), and his three sons, Donato “Don” Anthony Colalancia (Therese), Marco Silverio Colalancia (Margo) and Michael Gregory Colalancia (Tressa). Donato cherished visits with his grandchildren; Christy Goode (Cory), Sara Colalancia (David Caporicci), Talia Marie Dempewolf (Jared), Serena Colalancia, and Luke and Nathaniel Hawkins. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Richard Concialdi (Anna Gaye). He truly enjoyed visiting with his many beloved nieces and nephews.

Donato was preceded in death by his parents Luciano Antonio and Martina Lucia Colalancia, his sister Annina, and his brothers: Joe (Rosa) and Silverio (Virginia) Colalancia, and granddaughter, Gianna Francesca Hawkins; his beloved in-laws, Sabio and Frances Concialdi and his sister-in-law Catherine.

Visitation (9 a.m.) and the Rosary (9:30 a.m.) will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church on March 4, 2024, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. The interment with military honors will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Donato may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Community Care/Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo, or to St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.


Viewing: March 4, 2024 9:00 am

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


Rosary: March 4, 2024 9:30 am

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


Funeral Mass: March 4, 2024 10:00 am

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Donato Colalancia 's name.

Joni Fair Hospice House

1207 Pueblo Blvd





Shrine of St. Therese

300 Goodnight Avenue





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  1. Mary Frances, Kelley , and her children, Sara, Sroka, Kihn, Evan, & Morgan Kihn, Sean & Deanna Kelley, and Anthony & Katie
    A,J. and Lily Berumen send their love and best wishes to AnnaMarie Calalancia, her children
    and family. AnnaMarie, may our Lord smile on you and your family always.

  2. CandleImagePlease accept my sincere condolences in the loss of Donato. Sustain yourselves by revisiting the beautiful and everlasting memories that you shared with him. May God Bless You All.

  3. CandleImageSo sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Anna Marie and all the family. May God give you all strength and peace during this difficult time. God Bless all of you.

  4. CandleImageFor the Colalancia family, know that your husband -father- grandfather etc, was respected & admired.
    We will always remember his kindness and gentle spirit.
    Please accept our sincere sympathy.
    Parr Family.

  5. CandleImageMichael and Family-

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Donato was always great to speak with at family events and I’ll forever remember his advice, especially as it relates to Blackjack.

    Jimmy, Melanie and Ellasandra Panepinto

  6. My sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and especially to Darlene and Anthony and their children and grandchildren. As I know they loved him very much and will miss him, but they also have beautiful memories.

  7. Condolences to the Colalancia and Concialdi families. The unique individual Donato who possessed extraordinary talents and stamina will be missed greatly.

  8. CandleImageOur sympathies Marco and Margo. We pray that the memories you hold of you father will sustain you over the coming days. Rod & Brenda

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