Eva Facchini, 79, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 25, 2011. Survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Mark) Facchini-Mencin of Colorado Springs; step-grandson, Andrew Mencin; brother, Anthony (Mary) Pullaro of Pueblo; special aunt, Kay Prothro; lifelong friends, Rose and Antoinette Masterantonio of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews including, Robert (Michele) Pullaro, Andy (Loretta) Pullaro, Bill Pullaro, Adrienne and David Facchini, Stephanie Russo and special niece, Lesa (Mike) Sinchak; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Ermanno Facchini; brother, Joe Pullaro; and brother-in-law, Mario Facchini. Eva was born to Henry and Elizabeth Pullaro on April 17, 1932, in Pueblo. She worked in administration at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center. Eva's passion was baking, making everything from cookies to wedding cakes. She was a member of Christ The King Parish and a faithful Broncos fan. Viewing one hour prior to the Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, Broncos attire optional. Funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Christ The King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Monsignor Tom Adrians as celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Cheryl…. I have tried to write this many a time and never could find the words that seemed to share what I have wanted to say. I am not sure that I will ever find the right words.

    I absolutely adored Eva. As time went on and we spent more time chatting, I found her to be an amazing and delightful woman. I felt that I had made a really wonderful new friend and was excited to spend time with her talking cooking, recipes or about life. Life is not the same with out her in it. I am ever so grateful to have walked along her path for a short time, as it will leave a mark on my heart for eternity. I think of you often and know that Eva is doing “fly bys” as I call them, checking on you and continuing to love you.

    With love and prayers,
    Susie

  2. Cheryl and Family,

    My thoughts and sympathy with you and yours. Cheryl, we have not really been in contact with each other since our great days at Central High, but I remember how much fun and how loving your mother was. My heart goes out to you and know that I pray God’s comfort during this difficult time. We were blessed to have come from an era where we had such loving, devoted and awesome moms! I know yours was an absolute blessing to you and your family and you are a lasting legacy of her. Peace be with you.

    Sincerely,
    Lois Conatore

  3. From the book of John ch. 14 vs. 3, “I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am , there ye may be also.” How wonderful to know your mother is with our Lord and one day you will see her again. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Cheryl, my sincerest condolences to you and the family. I worked with Eva at SMC for several years and I can remember her laughing at all the crazy times we had in Patient Accounting in the 80’s. The Bronco Parties we had when they were in the playoffs were the BEST! She was the #1 fan for sure. I remember her talking to me in Italian, not sure if it was always good either. . . .. Now she is the brightest star in the heavens at nite time.

  5. My dearest Aunt…what a journey this has been. Heaven now has the Angel we were blessed to have as the center of our family. We will miss her dearly but she will be remembered with great love and memories of her kindness and generosity in all she did.

  6. Since my family lived 2 doors down from the Pullaros, we were close longtime friends. Henry and Elizabeth (Dorothy) were such special people that it seemed only natural their daughter, Eva, would become the woman she was — so friendly, helpful, talented, and beautiful on the inside and out. Eva’s presence in my life was a blessing. I remember staying with her and Ermanno in Connecticut years ago; their home had the warmth of the Pullaro home in Pueblo. To Cheryl and Mark, Tony and Mary, know that Eva was loved and will be missed.

  7. my sweet friend cheryl:
    i am sending virtual hugs and peace to you and your family . i know this has been a difficult path for you. i will always remember the kindness your mom extended with her cookies from her cultural background a “plate of love” she shared. may her spirit be with you always in your heart . i love you
    robin hassen day

  8. Cheryl, our hearts go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. We always enjoyed talking with you and your Mom and will never forget that her birthday was the same as Lexi’s. We hope you can find comfort in knowing she is now in a very peaceful place. Our sincere condolences at this time. May God continue to hold you in the palm of his hands. With our love – Mike, Jean, Lexi and Chad

  9. Eva was a star who would come to earth each year just before Christmas bringing heavenly cookies, but most of all she would bring her delightful outlook on life. Eva knew how to live and how to show us all how to live without us knowing. She filled any room she was in but, like a star, didn’t shine to much brighter than the others.

  10. My family and I will miss Eva very, very much. We didn’t see Eva frequently; but, when we did, we shared a cup of coffee and caught up on the happenings between our families. Eva and her parents were very warm and welcoming and always made you feel so very special. Eva’s wedding cakes & cookies were the envy of the finest bakeries. Eva was a genuine person–the real deal. There are not many of her caliber left. She was taken so quickly that many of us have trouble accepting that we will not be able to enjoy her joy and humor. I remember hugging her, in her holiday coat with a beautiful pin and her smile and her fragrance of fine perfume, especially at Christmas time.

    I know her passing has taken Cheryl and the rest of her family by surprise. I hope these memories will help ease their loss. Many people loved Eva! And she will be very missed…

    Our love to Cheryl and the rest of Eva’s family at this very difficult time.

    Marilyn Glaubensklee

  11. Our sincere condolences to the family of Eva Facchini–Eve was a good friend of my mother and our family and was my Godmother. She lived as an example to all of us–giving of herself through the life she lived and the happiness and laughter she shared with all she met. Our Christmas didn’t begin until Eva showed up at the door with the wonderful plate of cookies, gifts all beautifully presented!! She was a role model in how she lived, respected and treated her parents and cherished her beautiful daughter! I learned how to be a better person from Eva’s example and will always cherish her beautiful ways in how she showed us how to love each other–I know her beautiful smile will be there to greet us on our last days–her beauty both inside and out will always be remembered by me and my family!! God has a new angel and she bakes wonderful heavenly treats!! God bless all of you and our hearts go out to you all at this time- – – Carolyn Glaubensklee/Smith

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