James J. 'Mooch' Mastro, 81, passed away Feb. 17, 2010. Survived by his loving wife, Beverly; children, Debbie Mastro of California, Cathy Mastro of Kansas and Jim (Teri) Mastro of Nevada; and grandson, Michael Mastro. He is preceded in death by his sister, Esther Faiola. Jim was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo., to Jim and Anna Mastro. He received the Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Jim moved to California in 1957 and worked as a land surveyor. After his retirement he returned to Pueblo where he loved playing golf, fishing and gambling. Jim enjoyed his morning coffee with his friends at Loaf-n-Jug and the golf course. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Fr. Frank Davied officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomereysteward.com

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  1. Dear Bunny and Family,
    I will never forget the times our family sat on Auntie Annies porch.
    When Mooch and Esther were together it was a laugh a minute.
    I am so sorry for your loss and hope the memories you all have will keep you strong in this dark hour.
    In my mind I see all the crazy family members and they were ALWAYS laughing.
    I wish we could turn back the clock.
    Love to you all,
    Linda Martella Everetts

  2. Dear God Mother and Family,
    We were very saddened to hear of God Father Mooch’s passing. There are so many great memories of Mooch, I will remember him always… We truly share in your sorrow.. Sincerly your God Son Frank….and Sandy Naccarato

  3. Dear Bunny, I am so sorry to hear of Mooch’s passing. He was always such a character when we were all growing up. I always loved to go to Aunt Annies home such a fun time. His sense of humor was something else. My heart goes out to you, Debbie, Cathy & Jim. My prayers are with you all.

    Love, Alberta

  4. Beverly (Bunny) and Family
    My heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your beloved husband and father, and my very dear friend. We had many good times together, shared many laughs (especially at Mooch’s antics). I remember a visit to Pueblo and Mooch grabbed my son, John, and kissed him on the lips. Needless to say John was non-plussed being the quiet one of the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and I send you all my love. Hugs and kisses and lots of love. Debbie, I am still your Godmother and Bunny, you are still Frank’s Godmother. God Bless

  5. Dear Bunny,

    Even though I didn’t know Mooch or you for very long, you were both easy to get to know and like.

    Joe, who has known Mooch for a long time, says he’s going to really miss his buddy.

    I can’t imagine how difficult this time must be for you,losing someone who has been a part of your life for so long. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    After reading the obituary in the paper and noticing that Mooch’s mom was Anna Mastro, if this is the same Anna Mastro that lived on the corner of Beulah & Arroyo, she was my Godmother. My mom Velma Power and Anna Mastro, my Godmother, worked together at the CF&I for many years and then were neighbors on Beulah. If this is the same person, it truly is a small world. I loved Anna.

    God bless you and your family,

    Joe & Ruth Taravella

  6. Bunny, so sorry to hear about Mooch. It has been years since I have seen either of you.
    Wishing you and your family strength & peace in your time of sorrow.
    Warmest regards,

  7. My sincerest condolences to Aunt Bunny, Debbie, Cathy and Jim. Uncle Mooch was a good man and will be sorely missed by family and his coffee drinking buddies.

    I didn’t get to visit as much as I should have and that’s on me. His home was always open and I appreciate his continued interest in Jared and Joshua’s lives.

    God bless.

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