July 5, 1933 ~ January 3, 2004
Joe E. Viola, 70, of Pueblo West, Colorado, passed away Jan. 3, 2004, after battling a lengthy illness for many years. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Zamora; parents, Joe and Lucille Viola; parents-in-law, Bill and Maggie Coccimiglio; and sister-in-law, Ellen Tice. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty, and will be sadly missed by his children, Bill (Patty) Viola, Gina (Everett) Wormington and Nancy Lauricella, all of Pueblo; brother, John (Melanie) Viola of Pensacola, Florida; sister, Margaret (George) Welsby of Boulder, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Joe loved his grandkids, Crystal and Jamie Viola, Ryan and Celeste Wormington, Bridgette and C.J. Lauricella. Joe was born July 5, 1933, in Huerfano County. He served in the U.S. Army for four years. He retired from CF&I after 29 years of service. Joe and Betty owned and operated Granny's Attic for 9 years. He loved to make and fix jewelry which made him famous. People would come from all over to buy his jewelry or to have him fix a broken piece. He could make and fix anything. Joe also loved to dance and listen to country music. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th, with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating.