August 4, 1948 ~ February 19, 2021
Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Joseph “Joe” S. Martinelli, 72, born Aug. 4, 1948, departed Feb. 19, 2021. His battle with leukemia in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Joe came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Martinelli; mother, Steffie West; sister, Floreen Dawson; nephew, Bobby Curtis; and father-in-law, John Starcevich. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joan Martinelli; sisters, Roseann (Bob) Curtis, Debbie Adrian and MaryAnn Ingles; along with numerous loving nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; mother-in-law, Kathleen Starcevich; sisters-in-law, Bernadette (Danny) Spinuzzi and Christine (Steve) Doan; and special cousin, Frank Cirullo. Respectfully, the family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Cathy, Jan, Joanne, Karen, Nancy and Rosalie for being devoted caregivers.
Joe lived a fulfilling life as a devoted husband, brother, uncle and friend to all. He was honored to serve the Shrine of Saint Therese Catholic Church for over 20 years. Joe will be remembered for his kind nature, gentle demeanor and humorous personality. His cheerful attitude and bright blue eyes will be missed by all. Joe’s unconditional devotion for his wife serves as a reminder that love lives on forever.
Due to COVID-19, private services will be held with livestreaming at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, on St. Therese Catholic Church YouTube link. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com