Pattyanne Corsentino

pattyanne corsentino

July 7, 1958 ~ May 11, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Pattyanne Corsentino, 63, passed away on May 11, 2022, following a courageous four-year battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Beth Corsentino, Rosemarie (Dave) Shier, and her brother, Joe Corsentino. Other survivors include her nieces, Morgan (Jarrett Lavallee) Shier, Darby (PJ Munoz) Shier, Tory (Sofa) Alai, Kirsten (Dave) Copeland, and Sarah Shier; nephews, Sam Corsentino and Brad (Tammy) Shier; along with several grand- nieces and nephews including, Kira and Mario. Special friends include, Jim, Hannah, and Anna Koncilja, Gaby Martinez, and Shelley, Jesse, Katie, and Caroline Thimmes. She is also survived by her two rescue cats, Katie and Big Kitty.
Pattyanne is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Connie Corsentino and her dog, Lady.
Pattyanne was born in Pueblo, Colorado on July 7, 1958. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She was employed as an educator in the Denver Public School system for over 20 years. She loved teaching. She loved her students and they loved her.
She was named the Project Wild Facilitator of the Year in 1989 by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and received their “Outdoor Educator of the Year” award in 1990. She was recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1999 and worked for a year with the National Forest Service as a teacher on special assignment where she developed an environmental awareness curriculum. She was a supporter of many environmental causes and she loved to garden.
As a granddaughter of Italian immigrants, she was proud of her heritage and worked diligently to preserve it. She made the best lasagna and fried cardoons in the world.
She was a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge of the Columbian Federation of Italian American Societies. She was also a member of the Pueblo County Democratic Party Central Committee and was a delegate to the State and Congressional Assemblies. This year, as sick as she was, she cast her votes by phone.
Pattyanne had a profound sense of humor and was very quick witted. She made people laugh and feel good about themselves. She was an extraordinary person. She was smart, beautiful, silly, talented, outspoken, kind, and generous. Pattyanne loved life. She was fighter until the very end. She will be missed.
Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1135 S Aspen Road. She will be inurned at Roselawn Cemetery following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit at 2309 East Main Street, Trinidad, Colorado 81082.
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Memorial Mass: May 20, 2022 10:00 am

St. Joseph Church, Pueblo
1145 S. Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81501


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  1. I met Pattyanne in college in 1976 through a mutual friend, Cindy Kintigh. Also we had a theater class together. Strangely later in life about 1988, we reconnected through my friend Eric King, Gary Lum, and Rudy Kwilo. Our world really is a small place. Her middle name should’ve been Joy! Pattyanne radiated positivity.

  2. Just stumbled upon this obituary randomly and not exactly what I was searching for. Ms. Corsentino taught me in middle school in the 80’s. She remained facebook friends with many of her former students and we loved interacting with her and most of us were aware of her cancer battle. Sometimes if one of her funny posts wouldn’t show up for a while I’d send her a “Hey Ms. Corsentino, just checking on you” message. I had NO idea she passed in May. So heartbreaking. I can’t speak for all of her students but well into adulthood I think most if not all of us counted her among the very best educators any of us had ever had. Such a gem and such a sweetheart. SO very sad and reading all of the comments and seeing how she touched everyone else including her entire family, what a loss and what a LIGHT. No words really. Praying for her family and that she is at peace now, no more pain. May those of us that experienced her as an educator carry and shine a little bit of that light in our interactions in this world.

  3. May God by his mercy grant to you the grace for your spirit to shine throughout eternity as brightly as it always did on earth. May his angles of grace guide you home to find his peace awaiting you there, I pray that both grace and peace will be a comfort to your family and friends as we must now learn to be grateful for the gift of your life and all of the lessons you used that gift to teach us while treasuring every memory of you that will remain a part of who we are for as long as we ourselves are alive. rest in peace. from a former Place Middle school student. class of 1998.

  4. We first met Pattyanne at an Industrial Arts convention in Pueblo 35 years ago. That was the beginning of a great friendship. We shared many memories through those years. She had asked Philip to accompany her on a school trip to Washington DC as a chaperone about 1997 and even agreed that Philip could bring along our son, Zac. We shared Italian food at a feast at Mt. Carmel church in Denver, had her with us on an overnight while she attended a class at Colorado School of Mines. Each time we were with her she would entertain us with her wit and her stories. But because of the pandemic, we felt it too risky to visit in person. We relied on texts, phone calls and Facebook to keep in touch.

    Pattyanne will be deeply missed by many and we are truly grateful for the grace of having her in our lives. Rest in pain-free peace, dear friend. We love you.

    Philip, Kaye and Zac Ricciardi

  5. Mary Beth, I was so sorry to read about Pattyanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our sisters and brothers are so special and now you have an angel watching over your family. God bless you.

    Maryanne (Rohar) Wright

  6. Mary Beth, I’m very sorry for the loss of your sister. I know she suffered for a long time, but every time I saw her, she was smiling. Sending prayers your way.

  7. Pattyanne and I worked at CANDID WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS in Wheat Ridge, back in ’84/’85. She was funny beyond belief and was a character to say the VERY least. I discovered she knew a very good buddy in the USFS, so there was a bit of “continued connection” as well. Ya know… if you can leave a smile behind in this life… well, you’ve done something.. and Pattyanne… you left us ALL laughing and smiling… sleep well, kid.

  8. RIP special soul. I was blessed and honored to have you share a portion of our journeys on this planet. Your sense of humor, love of our planet, teaching heart… special you were!
    Carolyn Kirk

  9. I met Pattyanne in April, 1981 when she offered me a freshly baked loaf of Italian bread. We became friends instantly.
    Pattyanne was an Angel on Earth. I am so fortunate and grateful that I knew her as my friend. She remains etched in my heart forever. Thank you, Pattyanne, for the memories.

  10. We knew Pattyanne a short time but her presence felt like we were lifetime friends. She was one of a kind special lady.

  11. Pattyanne was the best and kindest person, the best educator, the very best pasta sauce maker, best at being funny, best friend to have, best at making people laugh, best gift giver, best conversationalist, best face painter, best none stop shopper, and the best secrete keeper, just to mention a few things that she was best at.

    She will be loved and missed until the day that we reunite with her.

    Our hearts are broken. Beautiful Pattyanne is now resting in the gentle, peaceful care of her mom & dad.

    Rita M. Gonzales & Robert Rivera

  12. Our sincere condolences…We visited with PattyPatty (as Glen called her) in depth many a time and became unique friends over the years. She had a rock hard spirit and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace out of all the pain and suffering. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Becki & Glen Lotrich (bullseye)

  13. The “Best of the Best” as a Teacher, friend and person. She will be missed by many. Her lengthy illness and all that she suffered was just not right.

  14. The world, our community, and family and friends have lost one of the most beautiful, brilliant, bright and biggest blessings God could ever share with us, our beloved Pattyanne. The grief is so deep, so real, because Patty made such a difference in our lives. So giving, so generous, so selfless, so kind, so compassionate, so straightforward, so honest and so darn funny. When Patty made an entrance, she lit up the place and everyone was so happy to see her. The words do not seem perfect enough to describe her or her impact, her footprint, she is leaving upon this earth and those who have known and loved her and upon those whom she dearly loved. And boy, did Pattyanne love! Her capacity to embrace and love was immeasurable. Among her siblings, nieces and nephews and closest friends, and the “little ones” that fueled her and kept her going, sit I, deeply grieving, because I have lost a wonderful friend that taught me courage, how to not take myself too seriously, how to be as generous and as good as possible to good people in return, and how to stand strong for right and speak out against injustice. Pattyanne, we will have a huge void in our lives now, but we will be inspired to continue on and live life to the fullest because that is exactly what you did until this disease finally halted you, but not without one hell of a fight from you! None of us wanted you to go, but we had to let go of your hand we were holding on to so tightly and let God take you by the other hand and lead you to your eternal life in the joy and peace and restoration of His presence.

    To her family, may you be strengthened and blessed for your love and care for your sister and auntie Pattyanne. To Mary Beth, her sister and caregiver, may the Lord give you peace and may He refresh and renew you, and bless you abundantly for the care you provided to Patty, for holding her through the rollercoaster of life she had to deal with during these last 4 years. She rarely showed the rest of us her pain and the toll of what all this was taking on her, but you went through the best and worst of it with your baby sister. You did see it all, you did share the journey with her. And for that, she was sincerely grateful and thankful to have you. Bless your graciousness. May you all find strength in remembering her smile, her laughter, her funny stories, her creations, her gifts and her tremendous capacity to open her heart and love. My most sincere sympathy and love to the family and lifelong friends. May Pattyanne live on forever in how we all treat each other and in the memories we will cherish all of our lives. I miss you more than I can express, my friend. May peace embrace all and may God give us comfort.

    With our utmost respect and heartfelt sympathy,
    Lois Conatore-Houpe and husband, John

    • Thank you for your beautiful and heartfelt words. Even though we don’t know one another, my spirit is buoyed by your words. I knew Pattyanne only through my work at the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) but every interaction was magical and lovely. She definitely impacted our lives in positive ways here at COCA. Even though our work was to assist her and others like her, she blessed us with her humor and love. She’ll be remembered always.

      • Thank you, Jeanene. Patty loved you all and knew you fight for every person you all take care of. Thank you for your ministry and your mission. 🙏🤗


  16. With our deepest condolences to Patty’s sisters and family! It is a great loss! Loved to talk to Patti every time we saw her! Hugs to you Mary Beth!! Special Prayers may she RIP!!

  17. When I think of Pattyanne the following comes to mind:
    Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people
    A heart that forgives the worst
    A mind that forgets the bad
    And a soul that never loses faith in God
    Words that are so fitting as we remember Pattyanne.
    May she rest in peace.
    Lucille Corsentino

  18. Mary Beth,
    I am so sorry. God wrapped his arms around her and took her home. When cancer takes someone you love so much its hard on you, but we can feel that she is no longer hurting and going through so much and that may help these next few weeks to get through it all. Patty was a very sweet lady and she will be missed. You were the best sister a sister could have–you were there for her and took care of her. My prayers are with you and the family.

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