December 21, 1947 ~ January 14, 2014

Born in: Denver, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO

Joseph P. Gagliano, 66, passed away on Jan. 14, 2014. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years and best friend, Leanora; children, Joseph V. (Lori) Gagliano and Christopher D. (Kimberly) Gagliano; father, Joseph W. Gagliano; siblings, Lou Ann (Dave) Kochenberger and Michael Gagliano; granddaughters, Michaela and twins, Kadence and Kimber; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family; and beloved dog, 'Bougie.' Preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Gagliano. Joe was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Denver. He was a 1966 graduate of Pueblo South High and 1971 graduate of SCSC. Joe was a member of numerous clubs and organizations, was a licensed contractor in Colorado and New Mexico and enjoyed working on his many hobbies. He loved his family and his granddaughters were very special to him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family will receive friends and relatives, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th Street. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Joe was a great friend in High School. He had a kind demeanor and tried to do his best. For instance, in football he played hard and tried his best. He laughed at my jokes which is a rarity. My prayers are with the family, and I pray that his soul joins the communion of saints in communion with Jesus.
    Love, Jim McKeehan.

  2. To the family of Joe. I was so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. You have all been in my prayers. I know his memory will live on in your hearts. May God comfort you all.

  3. Sorry about Joe. He was one of the GOOD GUYS. We were in the same class at South. I didn’t know him that well until I went to work for him and Gordon at the prestress co. next to Fountain Sand in the early 70’s. Later on I drove a mixer truck we would cross paths once and awhile. He aways greeted me with that ear to ear smile. Driving a mixer truck can put you in some of the most out of the way places and a lot of those places I’d look out the window and standing there is Joe. I think the last time we met up was in West Cliff, I think? It was somewhere in the mountains. So sorry

  4. So sorry to hear about Joe our prayers are with you and your family. I have a lot of happy memories of him may god bless him and rest in peace. He was a great cousin missing his wonderful smile which always made me laugh. Give your sister my regards and I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. May god bless you all. Love you all

    Joe and Brenda (DeSalvo) Amendolare and family

  5. So sorry for your families loss. I didn’t actually know Joe but I know his granddaughters and Kimberly. I hope time will help ease the pain so you all can cherish the memories. Lola Pewitt

  6. I’m so very sad at the loss of my friend. Joe was such an inspiration to me and he always will be. I was fortunate to work with him on gravel pits the past 13 years his knowledge and expertise will be sadly missed. Joe always had a story to share over lunch about his family and those twins, he was so proud of you all. I will never forget him and will always hold him and the last rock we picked up together forever. March on big guy, I’ll never forget you!

  7. Lori, Joe and family…my sincere, sincere sympathy to all . What will help is knowing Joe is safe with The Lord. “Don’t cry for me for I am in a better place, safe at last with Jesus in his warm embrace”. Love from. Midge

  8. We are saddened by your loss. I (Ed) got to know Joe better 15 yeas ago, Our thoughts are with Leonra and all Joe’s family.
    Ed & Lenore Trujillo

  9. Leanora and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. I have good memories of us as kids, when I’d visit my grandparents 3-4 times a year. I’m sorry we haven’t seen each other in many years, but I hope to come see everyone in May. May God bless you and keep you in peace. Keeping you all in our prayers.

    Love, the Albees

  10. My heart goes out to the family, so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. Joe was always one of the ” Good Guys.”

  11. Our condolences. Joe was a great friend and business associate. He was instrumental help with our mining pits. He would keep us in line and say “let me educate you”. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers.

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you Leanora and your family. Joe and I were good friends in High School, we use to have alot of fun. I will miss my friend he was special.

  13. My thoughts are prayers are with you Aunt Leanora, Joey & Lori, Chris, Kimberly, Michaela and the twins. I am heartbroken for you all. Uncle Joe was a wonderful person and I will miss his infectious smile. I have so many wonderful memories growing up, especially the fourth of July parties!! His passing was another reminder of how short life is……..Cherish the people in our lives, let them know we love them, always forgive, never hold grudges and keep family close….you never know when God will decide to call them home….”Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal” RIP Uncle Joe.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family during this difficult time. I only met Joe a few weeks ago, as he was in Las Animas, helping a dear friend of mine with some water issues. I was very impressed listening to Joe and the knowledge he had in this area of expertise. May the may happy memories help ease the pain in the coming days ahead.

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