Emilia Connelli Escajeda, 77, passed away Feb. 28, 2008. Survived by her husband, Tito Escajeda; children, Marilyn (Tom Sarconi) Connelli, Fred Connelli, Daniel (Amanda) Connelli, David Connelli, Isabelle (John) Swanson, Maybelle Connelli; step children, Martha, Nellie and Phillip Escajeda; grandchildren, Felicia (Larry) Mabery, Paul Connelli Jr., Anthony Connelli, Daniel Connelli, Michael Connelli, Amber Wright, Angelo Connelli and Brianna Connelli. She is also survived by great grandchildren Ashley Mabery, Jacob Mabery, Diego Marquez, Nautica Marroquin, Anthony Connelli Jr., and Raeann Connelli, 3 sisters, 8 brothers and favorite nieces, Stella Raigoza and Louise Trujillo. Emilia is preceded in death by her first husband, Anthony Connelli and son Paul Connelli. Emilia was born September 20, 1930 in Walsenburg, Colorado. She was a member of the YMCA Penguins Swim Group and was a great cook and loved feeding everyone who came to her home. She loved music and dancing. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Cremation. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. Private interment Mountain View Cemetery. All Emilia's family would like to give a special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for all their loving help and support during her illness. In lieu of flowers make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Grandma,
    I just wanted to tell you how much I love you. I dont think it really has sunk in that I wont have my grandma anymore. I am so glad that I came to see you when I did because I was able to tell you how special you were to me. I always felt like I had the best grandma you seemed to be everything I thought a grandma should be. One of the last things you told me was that you would be watching over me from up above and that meant alot to me. Grandma Iam sorry I couldn’t be there for your services but I knew you would understand and be happy for me… I started a new job this week and the first thing they told us was we could not miss one day of training or we should not take the job. Grandma I was always able to tell you anything. I remember sitting in front of you on your rocking chair and you would be rubbing my head, then my arms, and then my back you would rub and rub and we would talk about everything I loved listening to your stories.
    Well grandma I will neve forget you. Thanks for being my grandma you will always have a special place in my heart.

    Felicia Mabery

  2. Mama,

    I can only hope you are in a better place. I will miss you more than I ever imagined, the daily conversations the most. I’m still trying to digest all of it, it seems like a dream. We put you to rest with Daddy yesterday, I hope you are together. There had to be so many waiting for you. Your memorial service was very emotional for so many of us. There were so many family and friends there it just made me realize how truly you were loved by so many. Mama you always made friends where ever you were. I now know what it is truly like to have a broken heart, I also know that is where you will always be with me the most, in my heart. I love you.

  3. Millie was very dear to us. We have such wonderful memories of years past. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. May God give you strength during your grief, and always.

  4. Dear Connelli Family we would like to send our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother.
    Millie was a warm and beautiful person she will be missed may God comfort you and your families during this time God Bless you All

  5. Fred,

    I am sorry to hear about your dear Mother, she was a very sweet lady, whom always made me feel welcome in her home. Please give my love to your family, especially, Amber, Anthony, and Maybelle.

    Your friend,


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