Matilda Borrelli

matilda borrelli

November 9, 1913 ~ July 15, 2006

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Matilda 'Tillie' Borrelli, 92, was taken to home by the Lord to heaven on July 15, 2006. Matilda was born Nov. 9, 1913, in Radiant, Colo. to Louis and Mary Yellico. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Borrelli; grandson, Robert Barnes; brothers, John Yellico, Louis Yellico, Joe (Edna) Yellico, Gene (Ann) Yellico, Frank Yellico and Diamond Yellico; sisters, Rose (Nick) Rocchio, Lucy (Lloyd) Schneider and Betty Jean Hardin. She is survived by her children, Rose Marie ( William) Barnes of Pueblo, Jeanna (Bill Grisham) Michaels of Pueblo West, Dr. John (Trudy) Borrelli of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Debra (Richard) Bassi of Wetmore, Josette (David) Dannheim of Lubbock and David (Suzanne) Borrelli of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Mikayla Polasek, Keegan and Alera Dannheim of Lubbock; sisters-in-law, Sandra, Jean, Mona and Eddie Yellico; and brother-in-law, Jack Hardin. Matilda operated The Lone Pine Café in Wetmore, Colo. from 1947 until 1959, where homemade spaghetti was on the menu every Sunday. Matilda worked 32 years as a cook at Parkview Medical Center before she retired. She volunteered at the Pueblo Boys' Ranch doing cooking for eight years. During that time she was the perennial winner of the volunteer of the year award. The award had been named 'The Tillie Award,' in her honor. In 1999, she was one of the 'Nine Who Cares' volunteer awards for the State of Colorado, sponsored by Channel 9 in Denver. She received a signed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis gold medallion award for cooking and mentoring young men at the Pueblo Boys' Ranch. Her lifetime hobby was gardening. She had many visitors to view her flower garden. She was a wonderful mother and Christian lady who always gave to others. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Douglas Cox and Pastor Steve Holcomb officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to El Adolescence Treatment Community, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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