July 5, 1933 ~ January 3, 2004

Born in: Huerfano County, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

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.

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My heart is with Betty and the family. Please accept my condolences. Joe was a great man.

  2. Dear Betty & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope to see you one of these days when I come to Colorado. I will call you soon. We hold you very close to our hearts.
    Much Love to you,
    Carolyn & Jon

  3. To Betty and family,
    We have thought of you and the family often. We remember “the Joe” from the earlier days on Fairfield.
    Our prayers are with each of you.
    With caring love,
    Dale, Dianna, Dana, Jeffrey, Tanya

  4. Dear Betty, I’m so sorry to read of Joe’s death and also Kim’s. you have had more than your share. I loved Joe and will alway cherish the jewlery he made. You two are still very special to me. You’ll be in my prayers. Love Sylvia kent

  5. Dear Betty I am sorry to hear of the loss of Joe & Kim if you need anything please contact me at 719-269-1607.I have alote of good memories of you and Joe.

  6. So sorry about JOE… he was such a nice man! I enjoyed talking to him. Mostly I KNEW how very much KIM loved him & she shared many wonderful stories about her Dad (very proud of him) so I KNOW she was there with open arms to usher him into heaven. I guess that’s why God took her first. Our deppest Sympathy! The Greenhood’s

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