Patrick John Neari

patrick neari

February 27, 1957 ~ August 3, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Patrick John Neari, 63, passed away peacefully on Monday August 3, 2020. Born on February 27, 1957, to John and Marilyn Neari in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Neari. Survived by his sons, Joseph and Jacob Neari; father, John Neari; brothers, Philip (Pamela) Neari, Paul (Debra) Neari; sisters, Mary Rae (Mack) Staton and Gina (Vince) Benfatti; and numerous nephews and nieces. Patrick spent countless hours in the last six years providing home health care to Marilyn and John to keep them safe and comfortable in the home. He loved to fish, ride motorcycles, do crossword puzzles, watch hockey and read. Patrick graduated from East High School in 1975 and worked at the Rio Grande Railroad before moving to Texas to work in the apartment industry. Prior to moving back to Pueblo, to take care of his parents, Patrick worked in the apartment and shopping center business in North Carolina with his brother Phil. He was devoted to his parents, siblings and his sons. Patrick set an example of self sacrifice and hard work and his generous spirit lives on in everyone he met. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday August 7, 2020, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. A luncheon reception for family and friends will follow at the home of Vince and Gina Benfatti. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity in Patrick’s name or Catholic Charities, 429 W. 10th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003.
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Memorial Service: August 7, 2020 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. I wish we could have talked again, last time we did you were back east and it was
    great touching base. Later days, Pat. you will be missed.

  2. 11-2-20 – Just learned of Pat’s passing. Graduated at East High with him and really enjoyed his smile, his company and sense of fun. A good guy who is terribly missed. He had many friends and family that loved him dearly

  3. Our deepest condolences to the Neari family. We used to come and visit his dad John every Monday and bring him the Holy Eucharist. Of course, Pat would always be there to make sure his Dad was always comfortable and taken care of. It is now your turn to be at peace and taken care of. God Bless.

  4. I miss you dearly my brother, taking care of mom and dad, being there for me anytime I needed to talk and the laughs that we shared will forever be with me. I love you Pat – RIP!

  5. All my love and hugs go out to the wonderful Neari family. I remember Pat most of all from swim team. He was such a funny guy, and probably did twice as many laps as we did for all the times he got in trouble with the coach. The world has lost a kind soul and we are all better off for having known him.
    With love,
    Sally (Staton) Kelly and family

  6. Good ol Pat! While sometimes gruff and crotchety, he LOVED his Family and had a heart of gold and an easy laugh. We loved Pat and will miss him forever.

    With Love,

    Eddie Coleman

  7. Will always remember having many fun times and laughs with Pat and his beloved dog Pete. He had a great heart and loved his family more than anything.

    With Love,

    Win Coleman

  8. Pat, you were and I’m sure will always be the most unselfish person I’ll ever know and we were blessed with the most beautiful and caring sons anyone could ever dream of. Thank you . . .

  9. To the Neari family and friends, may memories console you at this difficult time. I remember Pat and his smile, love for animals, and kindness. It’s been a while since I’ve seen my cousins and Uncle John but you are near and dear in my heart and I think of you often. Take care and know you’re not alone on this difficult journey.
    Gerriann and Barbara

  10. My deepest condolences to the Neari family. Pat was loved by all and will be missed. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs to all. He took such good care of your dad and I know he misses him so much. I pray you find comfort in knowing he is now free of all pain and is with your sweet mom. My love to you and all his family and friends. 💔🙏💔

  11. I can’t believe my Uncle Pat is gone. I am so grateful that when he moved to Winston-Salem I got to work with him and see him on a daily basis. He was such a character and made me laugh so much. He was skillful in his work, was a great father to my cousins, and he loved animals. He had a big heart and was nurturing in his own way. He was a gentleman, always doing little things like holding the door for people and helping them when he didn’t have to. He was a perfectionist when it came to his work, he would never cut corners, always doing things the right way even if it took more time. He loved to cook enchiladas and roasts. He loved rock ‘n roll and would jam out to some great music. A few times we went to pubs together where he would play pool and we shared many laughs. I am grateful that his spirit lives on in his wonderful sons, my cousins, Jacob and Joe. My heart goes out to them, and to my grandpa and Pat’s siblings.

  12. We went to st Pius and East High together. I am praying for all the Neari family. God bless all of you.

  13. I have great memories of Pat and his Pueblo family.
    From driveway basketball to the Columbia record club and 10 records for a dollar.
    My condolences to his family.

  14. For PCH Coach John Neari, Philip, Paul, Mary Rae, Gina, and their spouses, and sons Joseph and Jacob,
    How sad I was to read that your son, brother, and father, Patrick, is no longer with us in this world. I know I met him as a tiny baby because I was still in high school at PCH in 1957. I also knew your mother, who was such a lovely lady and I’m sure a wonderful mother to all of you.
    I will never forget all of the elements of biology in my sophomore year at Pueblo Catholic high because of your Dad, Coach Neari. Taking biology in college was a breeze because I think he taught everything from his classes that he learned in college❣️ It is wonderful that you have brothers and sisters to support you in the loss of one of your favorite brothers. May he Live on through your memories of him here on earth.
    I would be at your memorial service for Patrick, but due to minor surgery on Thursday, I will not be able to attend.

    Sending each of you my prayers and sincere sympathy,
    Mary Frances Sabo Sroka Kelley
    Pueblo Catholic High Student of Coach John Near and Forever Friend of both Coach Neari and his wife, Marilyn.

  15. My memory of Pat is of a sweet little boy playing with my son and daughter back in the 1960’s. He grew up to be a great tribute to his wonderful family. He will be sadly missed.

  16. I’m so sorry for the loss of someone as kind and genuine as Patrick was. I got to meet him with Jacob when we stayed with him and his father in Colorado for the week. He was a very easy person to talk to and be around, and I liked him so much immediately. I’ll be thinking of him and the family. ❤️

  17. My heart reaches out to all of you…. I remember Pat and many of you from High School. Pat was a super kid. My condolences

  18. Pat was genuine and kind. Although I didnt know him very well. I knew his sons and you could tell a good man raised them.

  19. Pat was one of a kind. He was a hard worker, loved to work and wasn’t satisfied unless it was done perfect. I learned to love Pat while working with him. He always had something to say, “a talker” he was. His parents were folks he respected and loved and always wanted the best for them and was willing to make sure they were taken care of. “Rest in Peace” – Love you Pat.

  20. Gina Benfatti, sister

    Pat gave selfless care to our father for 6 years. He has two beautiful boys who are now grown. He was a light for our family and even when he didn’t feel well, he still did what was needed for his kids, our mom and our dad. As a brother, we loved, laughed and argued with him, but we always forgave each other and moved on. He will be in my heart and prayers for ever. I love you Pat❤️

  21. I will alway remember how Pat made everyone smile and laugh around him. My heart hurts because this world is little less fun without Pat’s laughter. Rest In Peace my friend, love you! Jason

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