Norma A. Carpio, 76, passed away March 23, 2014. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Gene Carpio; children, Rich Carpio and Debby (Joe) Marez; grandchildren, Tony (Hilary) Serracino of Houston, Texas, Nick (Elizabeth) Serracino and Katy Carpio of Pueblo; great-grandson, Neo Serracino; brothers, Robert James of Pueblo and Dale James of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends Norma was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Pueblo, to Mary Rachel (Shipley) and Lorren E. James. She graduated from Central High School in 1955 and married Gene Carpio on November 12, 1955. In addition to being a stay-at-home mom for many years, Norma was a Girl Scout co-leader and Boy Scout den mother. In 1980, she went to work for the Colorado State Fair Accounting Dept., until her retirement in 1989. She was the organist, pianist, choir member, and bell ringer at Bruner Park E.U.B./Faith United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches. Norma enjoyed folk art painting, cross stitching, anything 'craftsy', sewing, golf, and supporting her children and grandchildren in whatever they did. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Family and friends are invited to a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in the Woodbridge Room, 220 W. 10th St. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Gene and family….
    I was so sorry to learn of Norma’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Kay (Houser) Carducci

  2. Dear Gene and Carpio family,
    I have not seen Norma since the ’55 graduation exercises. Yet, I still remember what a friendly, kind, caring classmate she was to all of us ‘Cats. I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

  3. Dear Gene, Debby and family,
    We will always remember Norma with a welcome smile and a kind word. We were so sorry to hear about her passing. May it comfort you to know others are thinking about you and wishing you strength during this sad time.

  4. Dear Gene and Family,
    I was so sorry to read of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Peggy Willcox

  5. Dear Gene and family,
    Norma was always one of Mary’s favorite partners in the bell choir. She was an an exceptionally caring woman and a joy to talk to. She was a good egg.
    Chris and Mary Woodka

  6. Dear Gene, Rich and Debby, I am so sorry to read about Norma. I couldn’t beleive it when I read it on line. She had a beautiful singing voice and musical talent. It’s hard, we lost my dear dad in December. The memories will help you heal. My thoughts are with you all.
    Paula Santarelli Demchuk

  7. Gene and Family…we are so saddened to read of your loss. Her struggle is gone and she is safe in His care. Our prayer for you is to feel the closeness of the Heavenly Father and to gather strength from each other through this very difficult time.
    Mannon and Sandy Lukehart

  8. Dear Carpio Family, So sorry to hear about Norma. Her friendly ways and beautiful voice will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to you all.
    Kate Santarelli

  9. Grandma, you are missed by all of us. I love you and I’m pleased to see you relaxed and on a much finer path now.

  10. Hi Debbie, Family and Friends. Thinking of you at this time of your sorrow. John 5:28,29…Revelation 21:4…

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