James Carmen "Jim" DiIorio

james diiorio

July 7, 1928 ~ September 16, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
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


Viewing: September 27, 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Funeral Mass: September 28, 2023 10:00 am

St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
307 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006


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  1. CandleImageJeanine, we are so sorry for your loss. Jim was always so friendly and we always enjoyed him whenever we were together. I know he will be missed. Love to you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. CandleImageWhat a loss!!! What an amazing man!!! I was one of Jim’s caregivers. In just a few short months he grew to be more than just another client, I was proud to call him “my friend” He was always so grateful and showed gratitude everytime I visited. We miss him already. Thank you Michelle, Jeanine, Jimmy for always being so kind to us Caregivers. You all are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing this amazing man with us.. Much Love to the DiIorio family.. Sara Arguello ♡

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