August 8, 1931 ~ March 22, 2019
Born in: Pueblo, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Pete D. Pullara, 87, passed away on March 22, 2019. He grew up in Avondale, farming with his family. Pete attended Pueblo Junior College, where he studied pre-engineering and played basketball and baseball. In 1958, he and his father, Felix, partnered to start Pullara Implement Company in Vineland. Their business faithfully served the agricultural community for 38 years, and during this time Pete made many friendships, which he always treasured. Pete was well known for his integrity, compassion, work ethic, loyalty, kindness and caring nature. Family, friends and customers knew they could always count on Pete. Preceded in death by the love of his life, Rose Marie 'Cookie' Pullara (married 51 years prior to her passing in 2007); parents, Felix and Josephine (Greco) Pullara; siblings, Jeannine and Ray; father and mother-in-law, Paul and Marguerite Butero; and life-long friends, Marion Zinanti, Robert 'Buff' Buffington, Joe 'Cracky' and Gerry Centa, Joe Pritekel, Phil and Grace Prutch, and Bob and Ruth Cramer. Survived by his children, Scott (Kanda), Kathleen and Jeff (Julie); grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Ramie), Matthew (Jacky), Devin (Devin Nicole), Aubry, Shannan and Collin; great grandchildren, Jack, Emma, Liam and Rory; sisters, Lillian Norman, Peggy Greathouse and Connie (Ron) Cortese; and dear friends, Janny Zinanti and Nancy Pritekel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Meals On Wheels, c/o S.R.D.A., 230 N. Union Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Blende, reception to follow. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.
I loved him much I called him papa my mom is Kaitlyn
We will always remember Pete as a kind, caring and generous man; he was a gem. With loving memories from cousin Carl (Musso) and his family, Rosalie, Carl Jr., Joe and Joe’s sons, Johnny and Jason.
Our sincerest condolences to the family. We loved Pete and have so many fond memories. We’re praying for God’s comfort and peace during this difficult time.
We were so sorry to read of Pete’s passing and wanted to express our sincere sympathy to his children and sisters. We will be out of town and unable to attend the service. Bob remembers him as a very dedicated, hard working man. Our prayers and sincere condolences are with your family.
Dear Pullara Family,
So sorry to hear about Pete’s passing. He used to joke with me about having to buy new shoes to wear to my wedding and that they hurt his feet! I saw him many years later and he said he had finally gotten them ‘broken in’ and was still wearing them! I will always remember him as being a very kind and gentle man. My mom and dad were so fond of the whole Pullara Family and loved you all very much. I will keep you all in my prayers and I’m sure you will take comfort in all the memories you have of Pete.