Ines C. Gassino, 78, passed away December 9, 2005. Survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, William 'Bill' Gassino; children, Gary (Jodi Agan) Gassino of Arvada, Colo., Mark (Peggy Montoya) Gassino of Pueblo and Dian (Gerry) Montgomery of Pueblo; siblings, Julia Scarafiotti of Aguilar, August (Noni) Pasquin of Cortez, Colo., Johnny (Nona) Pasquin of Salt Lake City, Utah, Carl (Grace) Pasquin of Pueblo and Catherine (Mike) DeBono of Trinidad, Colo.; uncle, Charles Laner (Henrietta) of South Gate, Calif., who was more like an older brother than an uncle to Ines; sister-in-law, LaVerne (Duaine) Smith of Denver; grandchild, Laura Rue of Colorado Springs; step-grandchildren, Joe Montoya (Jenna) and Desirae Montoya; great-grandson, Sean Rue; numerous nieces and nephews, including Annette Pasquin who was especially close to Ines. Preceded in death by her brother, Ezio Pasquin in 1946; and brother-in-law, Mike Scarafiotti in 2001. Ines was born to Joseph and Albina Pasquin on Oct. 24, 1927, in Tollerburg, Colo., grew up in Aguilar, Colo. and moved to Pueblo in 1951. Ines and Bill were married Jan. 27, 1951, in Trinidad, Colo. Ines' faith, family, church family and friends were very important to her. She was a member of Family Worship Center. Viewing in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Family Worship Center, 801 W. 4th St., with Pastor Dave Smith and Pastor Ray Hawkins officiating. Entombment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Those who desire may make memorials to the Family Worship Center through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Dian, Gerry and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My Dad George also passed on the same day. We will keep you in our prayers during these difficult times.

  2. Dear Dian and Family,
    We shall keep you in our prayers. Your Mom must have been a good influence to have raised you for a daughter and we are sure you are a reflection of her.
    Sincerely,
    Heather and George

  3. Dear Dian and Gerry, we are so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Gassino always made us feel like she was glad to see us. We know your family will miss her so much. Love, Julie and Bob Porter

  4. Dear Dian and Gerry,

    We are saddened at the loss of Dian’s mother. Certainly, we are never prepared for personal losses. We offer you our sincere sympathy and prayers at this difficult time.

  5. Dear Dian and Gerry, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Madeline and Mel Murray

  6. Bill, I’m so sorry for your lost. I pray that God will give you the strength you need to heal and go on.

  7. Dear Dian and Gerry;
    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to both of you. I always say I’m not going to say I know how you feel, but I do understand. My mom Passed away nine years ago from the same thing as your mother. She was sick, we took her to the doctor. They said it was the arteries in her neck. They were going to do surgery and she would be fine. It turned out to be a brain tumor. All of this happened in less than 3 weeks. My feelings with this finally were, it was better for her, but not for me. My thoughts ,prayers and heart go out to you at this time. If there is anything I can do please feel free to let Walt or I know.
    Sincerely
    Kathie
    Bassett

  8. Dear Dian and Gerry: Please accept our sincerest condolences for the loss of Dian’s Mother. While our parents are usually prepared for the next step, we can never be ready for their passing. If there is any way Florence and I can help, please let us know.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Florence and Jay

  9. Bill, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. PLease extend our condolences to Gary, Mark and Dianna. I,m sorry I won’t be able to attend the service but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. We were very saddened to hear of Annette’s aunt passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Hello Dian and Gerry;

    Barbara and I wish to extend our thougths and prayers to you both at this time of your mother’s death. Know you are loved by many and we wish that the peace of God to be yours as you say farewell to your mother. Know you are in our thoughts and prayer at this time.

    Fondly yours

    John & Barb Wenig
    OGR President
    Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

  12. Dear Dian,
    We were saddened to hear of your mother’s death this morning. We know you have spent countless hours trying to find solutions to the symptoms of her illness, and that the last few months have been difficult for you and your family. Although we didn’t know Ines, we can imagine that she was a warm, wonderful, and caring person to have a daughter as you. May you feel internal strength to get you through this difficult time, eternal joy in your many memories, and love for the life she gave you. With much love,

  13. We already miss Ines, although we hardly knew her. We remember her aura of positive energy whenever we were with her at a family gathering. As we share the feelings of loss mixed with happy memories, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

  14. Dear Dian, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.I am sending you a hug to let you know that you are on my mind, in my heart and in my prayers today and always. May God bless you. Love Jeanne Frank

  15. Uncle Bill, Dian, Gary and Mark,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. We hope you’ll find comfort through your family and friends during this difficult time. You’re in our thoughts.
    John & Lisa

  16. Aunt Ines was a lovely person, a model for all of us to pattern our lives after. We will miss her.
    Gene and Carol

  17. Dear Dian and Gerry,
    We were so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. What a life full of family and service she had! She stands for what is best in life, and knowing you, I am certain she was a most charming and loving individual. May God hold you in his loving hands–Paula and Jeff Chostner

  18. Dear Dian and Gerry,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom and even though you deal with death every day, when it is one of your own, it is very difficult. She was an awesome lady and I loved having her and your dad as my neighbors all those years. Remember all of the fun, wonderful times with her… they will make you smile. My love and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love,
    Susie Chinn

  19. Flown away on borrowed wings,
    This soul finds the song she sings,
    Leaping above the clouds and sky,
    Sailing the winds with angels on high

    Avoiding the jaws of a sullen Life,
    Soaring to freedom, less the strife,
    “Embrace the calm within” she whispers,
    I’ve lived my life on wings of a dove
    And forever remember that you are held so tightly in eternal love.

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family have our condolences…

    take care,
    Tina, James, Aaron, Jeremy and Jana Thundar(friend of Annettes)

  20. Dear Dian and Gerry, we are so sorry to read about your loss. It is extremely sad to loose a mom- but you are fortunate to have had her for such a long time. May all your memories from happy days in the past sustain you.
    Love, Dagmar and Gus.

  21. My condolences to Dianne and Gerry, and to the family, on the loss of Dianne’s mother, Mrs.Ines Catherine Gassino.

  22. Dian & Gerry,

    You are two of my most cherished friends… I know that this loss must feel like a wound that will never heal… but your mother’s release from her pain and suffering allows her to start the next great journey in her life… and though you will miss her, she will be with you always, in heart and in spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you, now, as always.

    Love, joe

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