Joseph Donald Gene Vinci, 68, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007, after a brief illness. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Pat Vinci, of the family home; daughter, Cheri (Rick) Haling of Pueblo; sons, T.J. Vinci of Rye, Colo., Daniel Vinci of Grand Prairie, Texas and Aaron Grace of Pueblo; sister, Bernadine Mahoney of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law; and many special friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Nettie Vinci; grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles cousins and other relatives. Joe served in the U.S. Army. He then worked for CF&I Steel for 22 years, retiring in June of 1986, and most recently worked for Centa Farms. Joe enjoyed playing and watching baseball, golfing and bowling. He also enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and had an extensive movie collection. He was loved by everyone who was fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him throughout his life. Special friends include Louie Blagg, Emma Delre, David and Linda Centa and David Jordan as well as many others too numerous to mention. As per his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in memory of Joe may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. We would like to extend our special thanks to the entire nursing staff and family services workers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the special care they gave Joe while he was at hospice as well as the outpatient staff who cared for him after he went home from hospice. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Pat, Cheri and Family, There is a huge void in our lives. Joseph was always there for us without fail. He was a part of our family. We will miss everything about him. Our love to you, David and Linda Centa and Family

  2. Dear Pat, Cheri and Family, There is a huge void in our lives. Joseph was always there for us without fail. He was a part of our family. We will miss everything about him. Our love to you, David and Linda Centa and Family

  3. Dear Pat, Cheri and Family, There is a huge void in our lives. Joseph was always there for us without fail. He was a part of our family. We will miss everything about him. Our love to you, David and Linda Centa and Family

  4. Joe was a great guy.. He was always there to lend a helping hand. If I was having a down day, Joe was always there to cheer me up. He was my card partner and I was his cloud. I will miss him.. Love always,

  5. Dear Pat & Family, We are sorry that your gentle and hardworking Joe passed. You took very good care of him. Come down to visit. You are welcome at any time.

  6. We did not know Joe as well as Dave and Linda, but he would periodically stop by with Dave. He was a gentleman, friendly and a very special person. We enjoyed talking about farming and the past with him. He will be greatly missed. Bob and Carol Centa

  7. My thoughts and prayers go out to Cheri & Rick. I ‘m sorry for your loss. May God rest his soul. Take care and God bless you all.
    John & Karla

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