Lucille J. Diodosio, 90, passed away Aug. 22, 2009. Survived by her sons, Warren M. (Sandy Wells) Diodosio of Pueblo and Charles J. (Tim Hohmeier) Diodosio of Palm Springs, Calif.; grandchildren, Warren J. Diodosio II and Robert Shane Wells Diodosio; sister, Marie Filler of Broomfield, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Warren J. Diodosio; and sister, Theresa Conty. Lucille was born to Charles and Angelina Manbucca on Oct. 25, 1918, in Pueblo. She was Pueblo Central High School's nurse for many years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Minnequa Nurses Association, Colorado Retired School Employees' Association, PERA Retirement Association, Delta Kappa Gamma - Beta Chapter and Keep Pueblo Beautiful. She was a devoted member of the Shrine of St. Therese where she sang in the choir and was a member of Council of Catholic Women. Lucille was proud of her Italian heritage and was actively involved in many organizations which promote the Italian culture. She was president of Ladies Fidelity of the Columbian Federation and Dante Alighieri for many years, and a member of Order of Martha. She was honored on her 90th birthday as a co-founder of the CSU-Pueblo Italian Endowment. Viewing from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino and the Reverend Father Liam Courtney as concelebrants. Both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Dante Alighieri through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I just learned of Lucille’s passing. Lucille was best friends with my mother, Susan Edmond. Lucille was a wonderful friend. She always kept in touch and brought my children and grandchildren Dairy Queen cakes and Dilly bars when we were in town visiting. All of us are very saddened by your loss. Her name will be added to our prayers at St. Bride Church in Chicago where I work, and I will have masses said for her. Rest in peace, Lucille.

  2. Dear family,
    It was nice growing up with Great Aunt Lucille and family. I live out of town now so our children got to know her through our Pueblo visits. Our children have fond memories of their great, great Aunt Lucille. We will miss her and especially her smile and laugh.

  3. I grew up in Pueblo and it was my honor to be her nephew. She was always there for me and thanks to her sons I always got the greatest “hand me downs” which were still in fashion. She was always positive and was a great aunt always remembering birthdays and celebrations for family. She will always be honored and now missed. I am blessed to be part of her family and proud to say the Diodosio family is my family.

  4. Dear Diodosio Family,
    I was a teacher at Central during the time Lucille was the school Nurse and taught Home Nursing. She was a master teacher, able to teach those of all ability levels. She was the most caring person on the faculty. It was a great loss when she was no longer there. But she continued to be a caring person, both with her family and with her friends. I feel I can share in your grief. It is a great loss.

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