Lucille Ann Masterantonio

lucille masterantonio

July 3, 1945 ~ February 23, 2007

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Lucille Ann Masterantonio entered her eternal life on Friday, February 23, 2007. Survived by her beloved mother, Mary Masterantonio and beloved sisters, Rose Masterantonio and Antoinette Masterantonio, all of the family home; aunts and uncles, Angelina Cicero, Tony (Barbara) Bravo, and Joe (Regina) Bravo; Godchildren, Lorie Couse, Kurt Tatinski, Chantilli Jacobs, Jonathan Jacobs, Aaron Gutierrez, Jackie and Jenny Obrin; numerous nieces and nephews, including Dodd Mitchell (Audrey) Darin and their children, Alexa and Olivia Darin; numerous cousins, including Roy and Virginia Mastroantonio. Lucille is also survived by a host of many special friends, including Archie and Dorothy Sanchez, Donna and Jim Daugherty, Pat and Susie Aronofsky, Petrecia and Larry Tatinski, Pat and Priscilla Smith, Jim and Alice Smith, Eva Facchini, Rosemarie Billick, and Col. Linda and Greg Varhall, as well as many friends in Breckenridge. Preceded in death by her father, Dominick Masterantonio on July 11, 1985, and special friends, Rev. Fr. Roger Dorcy, Rev. Fr. Fred Bellotti, Bobby Darin, and Sandra Dee. Lucille was born on July 3, 1945, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. She started her teaching career at Christ The King School and then taught at Minnequa Elementary School, where she retired after 27 years of service. Lucille leaves many legacies, one of which was the love she had for every child she taught. In turn, her students continued to stay in touch with her through the years and her legacy will continue through them. Lucille was an active member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where she was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. Member of Delta Kappa Gamma; N.E.A.; P.E.A.; C.E.A.; Retired Teachers Association; Pueblo City Band and the Rosemount Auxiliary. Lucille was an avid Broncos fan and enjoyed traveling to Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Las Vegas. Her life was lived in prayer for those who she loved; her God, her family, her friends. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand Ave., beginning with the Recitation of the Rosary and followed by the Mass of Creation, with The Most Reverend Arthur N. Tafoya, Rev. Father Leonard Racki; Rev. Father Ben Bacino, and Rev. Father Gary Kennedy as concelebrants. The service will conclude after the Mass. Private interment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Friends of the Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration Fund, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Even though Lucille lived with cancer for 17 years it never limited her ability to have a rich and fulfilling life. Her positive attitude and faith were an inspiration to all who came into her life. Special thanks to her doctors, Frank Settipani, Michael Wood, Jan Davis, Stephen Vialpando, Ron Hugate, Scott Harberts and also Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care and staff who cared for Lucille. Online condolences,

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  1. Dearest friends, Rose, Antoinette & Mary,
    My sincere sympathy to each of you at this time of great loss of dear Lucille. I so remember her love and care for Fred in his priestly ministry. I saw her deep faith and joy for living. I am sure there is joy in heaven for them at this time.
    I put a card in the mail and you are remembered close in my heart this season of Lent!
    Susan Bellotti

  2. Mary, Rose and Antoinette:
    Cliff & Lucy called immediately to tell us of Lucille’s leaving for heaven. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alex arrived home from a school trip to Idaho that has kept him in bed since Sunday. Jennie is in the midst of midterms and especially saddened that we could not find a way to be with you today. We hope you take comfort in the thought that Lucille arrived just in time to help Fr. Roger Patrick set up for a big to-do on St. Patrick’s Day.
    Love, Kathleen, Michael, Alex and Jennie

  3. Antionette,
    I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I remember coming to your house at Christmas time and getting to spend time with all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Love, Nicole

  4. Dear Friends,

    The first time I met Lucille was on her birthday. Fr. Roger took me to a restuarant across from Union Depot and we all shared a meal together. Lucille now celebrates yet another birthday–as she is born into eternal life. And, all of you will be together at a wonderful meal, the Eucharist, where Bishop Tafoya will commend her to the God Who is the source of all life.

    Lucille impressed me as a kind, fun-loving person whose thoughtfulness and kindness were very apparent.

    At this point I can almost see Fr. Roger leaning over to St. Peter saying, “You better widen the gates…the woman who’s headed our way is bringing lots and lots of “cosas” with her….”

    You have my prayers, love and support during this difficult time.
    Just remember that you are not alone.

    Peace and Blessings,
    Fr. Jonathan Fassero, OSB
    812-357-6762 (call if helpful to you).

  5. We will all miss Lucille. She was a highly respected teacher. I’ve always admired the closeness of your family. This closeness must have made Lucille’s trials much easier to handle. My prayers are with you.

  6. Dearest Mary, Rose and Antoinette,
    We were so sad to hear of Lucille’s passing last Friday. We had hoped to visit all of you this Spring before she left us. We were so sorry we did not make it there sooner. We still hope to get to Pueblo to see you in April. We will keep Lucille and all of you in our hearts and prayers. And we know Father Roger and she have met in heaven.
    Much love, Jim and Gay

  7. Ms. Masterantonio was a teacher while I attended Minniqua Elementary. I remember she was a great comfort for me while on our 5th grade retreat to the mountains. During that time my mother and father were going through a divorce and I was having a hard time with the whole situation. Ms. Masterantonio reassured me that everything was going to be alright. I will never forget that and cherish the helping hand she gave me that day. May god bless you and thank you for your help!

  8. Lucille was my second grade teacher,she is one teacher that I will never forget. I still have a Christmas ornanment that she gave to me and I will always cherish it. She was always filled with love and compassion. I am sad that she is gone, but I know that she is in a better place and isn’t suffering anymore.

  9. Dear Masterantonio Family,
    Lucille was such a wonderful person and I will truly miss her kindness, honesty and compassion for others. She was such a caring person and was so concerned for others even though she had so many of her own problems. She fought the fight with dignity and class and was an inspiration to all who knew her. The world is a better place because of her and I will miss her. I know she has accomplised her goal to join her departed loved ones and her God. Now we have a direct link to heaven through her. May God bless you all.
    Love and prayers to all of you.

  10. May our deepest sympathy & prayers be with you all at this time.

  11. Miss Masterantonio was my 2nd grade teacher and now at 30 I still have vivid memories of her wonderful caring ways she loved each and every student. I still have a picture of her, myself, and our Principal Mr. Sanchez when I was “student of the month”. I’ll never forgot all she taught me and how much I enjoyed her hugs. She was truly an amazing person with a heart of gold. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Much Love, Leslie Ann (Sanchez) Collins

  12. The world is a better place because of Lucille Masterantonio. She was the definition of love, kindness,and generosity. Lucille was your best friend, even if you just met her. I will always be grateful to Lucille for her patience during my student teaching 20 years ago. I was wet behind the ears and thought I knew everything. Lucille guided me with love and patience while I made mistakes and strides. I will miss her beautiful personality, but I know her spirit will live on through her fantastic sisters. We can all learn so much from their example of a loving family. May God be with the Masterantonio ladies during this difficult time.

  13. Miss Antoinette
    I was sorry to read of your sister’s passing. I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you in this time of sorrow. I just remember seeing you both together at church and that was the first thing that came to my mind once I realized it was your sister. I will say a prayer for you. Thinking of you.
    Former student – Shirley Espinoza

  14. I was so saddened to hear of Lucille’s passing away. Such a fine lady. I treasure so many memories of the Masterantonio girls over my many years in Pueblo. My deepest sympathies to her loving sisters and their mother. God bless you at this difficult time.

  15. Rose – I was saddened to hear of your sisters passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  16. It was such a joy to know Lucille. I will always fondly remember the truly Christ-like love she showed me and my family. May God bless you as you journey with him on this difficult path.

  17. I was so saddened to learn of Lucille’s passing. It was a joy and a pleasure to fix her wigs, and to meet all of you. May God bless you as you endure these hard days.

  18. Dear Annie and Family,

    I did not know about Lucille’s passing until I went into the archived obituaries after my Dad’s death. I remember Annie and Lucille playing in the Pueblo Wind Symphonette under my Dad’s (Ralph Levy) direction. I was just a young 8th grader and was so thrilled to get to know these two sweet sisters. I kept in touch through the many years we all taught for Pueblo School District 60, and each and every time I would see the two of you, you always asked about my parents. I truly appreciate your continued friendship and send my love at this time of loss. Lucille was a wonderful educator, and for that you should be very proud. My love to your family.


    Cher Robeda

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