Paul R. Cozzetta, 80, born October 18, 1926, in Pueblo, Colorado, to August and Josephine Cozzetta, entered eternal life July 7, 2007, surrounded by his family. His parents; brother, Donald; sister Mary; and mother and father-in-law, Minnie and Dominick Genova preceded him in death. He leaves behind to love and cherish his memory, his wife of 60 years, Betty; his sons, Paul (Pam), Richard (Diana) and Michael (Sue); his daughter, MinDee; and five grandchildren: Jennifer Cozzetta, Tony Smallo, Talia and Domenic Cozzetta and Richie Cozzetta. Also survived by his sisters-in-law, Clara Hurd, Virginia Herrald and Joni Cozzetta; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his best friend, Don 'Shotgun' Hansen. Paul retired from the C.F. & I. Steel Corporation after 35 years of dedicated service as a roll turner. He then owned and operated Bonny Hy-Land Liquor. His greatest joys were watching his children grow and succeed, and later, his grandchildren were the sparks that kept him going. Paul will be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of family and how he was always up for an adventure. He was a member of Christ the King Church, St. Joseph's Lodge and Knights of Columbus. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and Father Michael DeSciose for their love, care and concern for Paul. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the Very Reverend Father Thomas M. Adrians, V.G. and Father Michael DeSciose as concelebrants. Those who desire, may make memorials to the Leukemia Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Sorry to hear of your loss. We have many found memories from being X-neighbors. We share your grief and accept our condolences in these trying times. Trust God, Paul is in a better place. God bless him and may he rest in peace. We will keep him in our prayers.

  2. Betty and family,

    We send our condolences and best wishes to all of you. Julie only met Paul a couple of times but I have many fond memories and visions of him.

    He was a very caring and generous person and one of Aunt Agnes’ favorite nephews. I remember talking to him about memories at the Costanza reunion, especially of my Mom and Dad & how Uncle Johnnie named me George. Even though I didn’t see him much he always greeted me and treated me like a brother with a great deal of caring.

    He was very proud of all of you and I know you are very proud of him!

    Our love and prayers to you all,

    George and Julie

  3. Dear Betty,

    Our deepest sorrow and prayers for healing to you and your family on the death of Paul.

    Fondly, Joan Costanza Meister

  4. Dear Mrs. Cozzetta, Paul, Rich, MinDee, and Mike, I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. C’s passing. I’ll always remember his encouraging words, smile and cheering us on at swim meets. What a great man! My family’s hearts and prayers are with you all. God bless, Bill

  5. Betty, MinDee, Mike, Paul and Rick: I wanted to be there for the service but am unable to make it. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed taking care of your father, thanks for letting me be part of his life. Love, Cathy

  6. To MinDee, Michael, Paul and Rich
    Your dad was very proud of you! I could see it in his eyes when he spoke of you and when he looked at you. You have been blessed to have such a wonderful man as your father. I will remember his smile, his laugh, and the easy way he made you feel welcome and part of the family. Thank you for sharing him with me.

  7. Dear Betty and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of Pauls passing. He was a great cousin. I always looked forward to a visit with Paul (and you too Betty) when we were in Colo. I will cherish the memories. My love to you and the children and grandchildren.
    Love, Lynne

  8. Dear Aunt Betty and Family, We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could be there with all of you. Uncle Paul will always be remembered for his wonderful personality and charm. May God bless all of you. Love, John and Linda

  9. Dear Michael, Sue, Talia and Dominic. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to you. With deepest regrets…..Chuck and Elizabeth

  10. Our deepest sympathies on Paul’s passing and our acknowledgement of a life fully lived.

    Bob & PJ Cardinale

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Betty and all the family. We haven’t seen Paul for many years, but we will always remember his love for the game of golf.

  12. Mike I’m so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can please let me know. I know it’s a rough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Dear Betty & The Cozzetta Family –

    We are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We have wonderful memories of him. He was a great man with a kind heart and gentle spirit. Our family cherishes our memories of Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Tracy, Dan, Brandon & Nathan Samora

  14. Dear Mike, Sue, Talia, Domenic and Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was an outstanding individual and will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Julie & Lucy

  15. To the Cozzetta Family,

    I was very sorry to read of the loss of Mr. Cozzetta-He and your family bring back many good memories of the Swim Teams in Pueblo

  16. The most wonderful thing for me to see was Paul with MinDee’s class. His easy smile and sparkling eyes allowed those kids to trust him immediately. When he walked in all attention immediately shifted to him. The love in those eyes……his and theirs! Thanks for letting me share in the joy he spread so freely.

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