Elizabeth J. 'Betty' Giarratano, 81, passed away November 14, 2008. Survived by her husband of 62 years, John A. Giarratano; children, Betty (John) Skul of Pueblo, Joseph Giarratano of Albuquerque, N.M., Mary (Gary) Kleinheim, Teresa Comiskey and Susan (Jon) Kinnischtzke, all of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Mamie Murgel, Mary Gersick and Josephine Giarratano, all of Pueblo, and Mariann Giarratano, Aurora; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Preceded in death by her daughter, Janet in 1961 and sister, Eugenia Trani. Betty was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Pueblo, to Steve and Jennie Rozboril. She and John were married April 27, 1946, in Pueblo, at St. Mary's Church, where Betty continued to be active in the church's music ministry. She was an outstanding cook and baker, had a genuine love for all types of music and adored her grandchildren. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2008, St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa, with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Prayer Garden through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Mary (Gary), Susan and the Giarratano Family:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a fine lady and a significant influence for good in others’ lives. I clearly remember her being a great help to us in the Diocesan Choir. I join you and the many others who will miss her, but I remain grateful still for having known her. My prayers and thoughts are with you all’�..Lupe Gutierrez

  2. I will always remember the many smiles that she had for all. I will remember the wonderful musical talents that she shared with all at St. Mary’s Church. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Dear Cousin John and family,
    May peace, stength, and encouragement come your way during this time of bereavement. Betty will be missed as she leaves a large and beautiful family behind.
    Your cousin / cugina Vita (Giarratano) Maurello and family

  4. Giarrantano Family

    I am sorry to hear that Betty has gone to her maker. Although I had not seen my cousin in many years, I fondly remember those days we did see her. Days when her father and my favorite Uncle Steve would visit my mother. God Bless you all.

  5. Teresa, I’m so sorry for your loss. Hope you are doing OK. Hope Amy & Ashley are doing OK, too.

    I know it must be hard for you all. Hang in there.

    In recent months I have driven by your Mom & Dad’s while I was working, hoping to run into you.

    I’m very sorry for your loss.


    Rick, Megan, & Lesa Lancendorfer

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