Mario Bassi, 85, went home to be with Jesus on April 4, 2015. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Josephine; children, Barbara Glasgow, Carol Arias, Richard (Debra) Bassi and Mark (Johna) Bassi; grandchildren, Greg (Tina) Bassi, Amy (Jasen Mittino) Arias, Abby Arias, Anthony (Allison Leonard) Arias, Allie (Craig DeRose) Arias, Aleece Arias, Markie (Patrick) Felthault, Jeremiah Bassi and Mario (Mequela Wright) Bassi; great-grandchildren, Gianna Riccillo, Kiera Mittino, Justin Kochis, Derek Kochis, Emma Felthault and Dane Felthault; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; one sister; and son-in-law, Joe Arias. Mario was born to Pelligrino and Olympia Bassi on July 18, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. Having served for four years in the U.S. Navy, Mario was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed a successful career in the real estate business, along with his wife, Josephine. Mario was involved in residential and commercial construction. His life-long dream was owning a cattle ranch. In 1987, he was able to fulfill that dream. Mario and Josephine owned, operated and lived on their cattle ranch in Monte Vista, Colo. Mario will long be remembered by family and friends for his integrity and strong work ethic. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, both at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bassi family, he was always such a wonderful person. May god bless all of you.

  2. Aunt Josephine and family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers, we extend our deepest condolences.

    With love, Mike & Julie O’Rourke and family

  3. Josephine, Richard and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss of Mario. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Virginia and Ernie Myers

  4. I worked with Mario on river restoration on his ranch in Monte Vista. He was a joy to work with…always postive, polite and gracious. I enjoyed the 16 years we spent together trying to heal the river. He will be missed by both myself and my husband Rod who also worked with him on river restoration. Our thoughts and prayers are with Josephine, Mark, Anthony and the rest of the family that we never had a chance to meet.
    Rod and Laurie Clark

  5. It is with a sad heart that we read the obits today. Our hearts go out to Josephine and family. Peace..

  6. In my younger years I remember when we went on an excursion, just us boys. When Mom and Dad were sick you were there to ease the worry and pain.

    In the past 10 years you and your family have accepted my wife as part of your family as well. We look forward to being able to see everyone on the holidays and with we could have spent more time with you and Josephine.

    You will always be a my guiding light, no longer in the flesh I shall open and waiting for a visit from my favorite angel.

    Greg Bassi

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