Mitchell Paul 'Lightnin Lydel' Maroney

mitchell maroney

July 27, 1955 ~ February 1, 2004

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Mitch 'Lightnin' Lydel' Maroney, 48, left this earth February 1, 2004. Preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Schaniber and father, Sam Maroney. Mitch is survived by his loving friend, Kathleen Beaubien of Pueblo; sister, Joy (Stan) Gilliland of Pueblo; brother, Pat (Nancy) Maroney of Marton, New Jersey; sister, Robin (Chris) Thornton of Mobile, Alabama; uncles, Dan (Beverly) Maroney and Jack (Lena) Maroney, both of Pueblo; and lots of family and friends. Mitch loved music, playing his guitar, the Colorado mountains and imported beer. All family and friends are invited to join together at 7:00 P.M., Saturday, February 7, 2004, at Gray's Coors Tavern, 515 W. 4th St., in Pueblo, to celebrate Mitch's life. In lieu of flowers or donations, please bring love, photos, memorabilia, music and stories. PEACE.

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  1. What a sad and unpleasant surprise–Mitch always had a way of making you smile–even if you hadn’t seen him in awhile. I could always expect a smile, a hug and encouragement. Sad that there aren’t enough people like him in the world and now there is one less.

  2. I am sure the “LIGHT” shining through the darkness is Mitch guiding us in this moment to better days! I will miss you my friend.. My love & condolences to all. Peace Johnny

  3. People disappear, but they never really go away. Their spirits put the sun to bed, wake up the grass, and spin the earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you may see and hear Mitch dancing and playing his music in a cloud during a “lightning” storm. He is singing,” Don’t miss me too much. The view is awesome and I’m doing just fine.” I will look for Mitch in shooting stars and wind songs. Peace and love to all who loved him.

  4. Sending my sympathy and condolences. I was singing “Who’da Thunk it” last night, thinking of my friend. I do have a photo i would like to try to send down, if I had an email address to send it to. peace, Gary

  5. I first met lightnin in Colo. City where we both worked at Columbia House a few years ago. Then I worked Security at the Colo. State Fair at the Events Center where he worked with Jonnie Setser. He and I shared quite a few good laughs and whenever possible a good Cuban Cigar.Mitch always had a good joke as well as I always had one to tell. I’m gonna miss lightnin’ and the way he always made you laugh.

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