November 15, 1928 ~ January 22, 2021
Born in: Broadhead, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Funeral Mass for Joe Bassetti:
Joe Bassetti Jr., 92, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2021. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, and best friend for 69 years, Phyllis; daughters, Darlene Bassetti (Regan Munson) and Tami (Allen) Horvat; son, Anthony Bassetti (Melinda Welch); grandchildren, Shandra Horvat (Matt Matott), Brandon Horvat (Jessica Bragazzi-Horvat), Terren (AJ) Wilson, Elle (Zach) Core and Jared Horvat (Alissa Montoya); great-grandchildren, Craig, Gavin, Brock, Jett, Levi, Emmie, Ezra and Sidney; sister, Bobbie Jean (Matt) Lucero; sisters-in-law, Grace Bassetti, Angie Bonacquisti and Nell Guarienti; several loving nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by grandson, Dustin Horvat; parents, Joe & Jimmie Bassetti, in-laws, Angelo & Nellie Barbero; brother, Larry Bassetti; brothers-in-law, George Bonacquisti, Joe Bilotti, Don Guarienti and Ralph Barbero; sisters-in-law, Elaine Barbero and Grace Bilotti; and son-in-law, Jim Anderson.
Joe was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Broadhead, Colo. He was a decorated war veteran, serving in the US Army Infantry during the Korean War (1951 – 1953). He earned a master’s degree in education from The University of Northern Colorado (Greeley). He lovingly taught in School District 60, for 30 years, beginning his teaching career at Corwin Middle School. Joe then became a charter member of South High Staff, and joined with the opening of the school in 1959, and remained teaching there until his retirement. He taught Industrial Arts (crafts) and Woodshop.
Joe enjoyed many things during his lifetime. He loved family first, music, dancing, playing the saxophone, writing music, coffee, wood-working & carpentry, taking pictures of his family & friends, camping, swimming, working in his shop, especially with his grandson Jared, enjoying friends’ company, bowling, ice skating, family outings, sports (Rockies & Broncos), jewelry making, family dinners, and ushering at his church (Holy Family). He especially enjoyed making tapes of music, wooden signs, and hand-made clocks for family, friends, and businesses within the local community.
Joe was a member of Holy Family Parish, South High Alumni, Fraternal Order of Eagles #145, Musicians Union, and Rockhounds.
Visitation, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 28, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, located at 1317 North Main Street, Pueblo, CO.
Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, Holy Family Parish, located at 2827 Lakeview Ave, Pueblo, CO. Private family interment.
Due to COVID-19, there will be limited seating available for the service. We will have a live stream of the services. Streaming information can be found at https://www.montgomerysteward.com
Special thank you to all of the family and friends who have called, sent cards and prayers. Also, thank you to his doctors, Dr. Sternjholm, Dr. Stout, Dr. Shapiro, Dr. Grahek, the Palliative Hospice team and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Team.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South High Alumni Scholarship, P.O. Box 1065, Pueblo, CO 81002, Fraternal Order of Eagles #145, 1615 S. Prairie Ave.#231, Pueblo, CO 81005 or Children’s Hospital of Colorado, 4125 Briargate Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO 8020. If you have another organization dear to your heart, feel free to make a donation in his honor there instead.
Funeral Mass: January 29, 2021 11:00 am
Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005