James Carmen "Jim" DiIorio
July 7, 1928 ~ September 16, 2023
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
James Carmen “Jim” DiIorio, 95, a beloved husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2023. Jim was born on July 7, 1928, the son of Carmen and Nettie DiIorio. He grew up in Pueblo and was known for his warm heart from a young age. He worked for CF&I for 40 years and Benfatti Furniture for 41 years. He also enjoyed farming with his father-in-law, John Dazzio.
Jim’s greatest joy is life was his family. He was a loving husband devoted to his wife, Annabelle, or over 60 years. Their enduring love was an inspiration to all who knew them. Jim cherished his role as a father and was a guiding light to daughter, Jeanine and son, Jim. He was a doting grandpa to Michelle, Jimmy, Steven, Kim and David, and took great pleasure in sharing his wisdom and love with them. As a great-grandpa, he delighted in the newest addition to family, Harper, and she brought immense joy to his later years.
Survived by his daughter, Jeanine (Byron) Guidry; daughter-in-law, Loretta DiIorio; grandchildren, Michelle DiIorio, Jimmy (Heather) DiIorio, Steven DiIorio, Kim Pasic and David (LaShara) Pasic; and great-granddaughter, Harper; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his wife, Annabelle Dazzio DiIorio; son, Jim DiIorio; grandparents, John and Rose Dazzio, Nettie and Carmen DiIorio; brother-in-law, Jack Dazzio; and his five sisters and two brothers.
Jim had a passion for adventure and enjoyed visiting Cripple Creek, where he would enthusiastically show his grandkids which slots to play. He reveled in their excitement and the quality time spent together. In addition to his love of gaming, Jim was an avid bocce player and relished friendly competitions with family in the backyard during holiday gatherings. Jim leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter and cherished moments that will be remembered forever. He touched lives of countless friends and family members and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Special thanks to his special friends, Joyce and Phil Jubic, Linda and Tom Anderson, Jim and Pat Trimble, Ted and Renee Roop, Robert and Kathy Figuero, Steve and Monica Dazzio, Mark and Beverly Dazzio. Special thanks also too, Corner Stone Care and Center Care Hospice.
A viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
May Jim’s soul rest in eternal peace, and may his memory bring comfort and solace to those who mourn his loss. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com
Funeral Mass: September 28, 2023 10:00 am
St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
307 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006