Rose Masciantonio Catulli, 94, born to Frank and Celeste Masciantonio in Eden, Colo., October 11, 1916, passed away December 11, 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Henrietta (Donnie) Robinson and Constance D. Covington; grandchildren, Anthony (Lesa) Robinson, Gregory Robinson, Jennifer (Travis) Bruns, and Grant (Lynn) Covington; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Madeline Covington; sister, Jeanette Coors of Texas; and sister-in-law, Mary Deltondo; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry Catulli; sisters, Anna Williams and Mary Battaglia; brothers, Frank Masciantonio Jr. and Anthony R. Masciantonio. No stranger to hard work she helped on her father's farm and later co-owned and operated the Happy Inn Bar (located in Pueblo, CO), with her husband since 1946. She also volunteered 51 years at St. Mary Corwin Hospital, where she was loved by everyone and honored with the 2009 Jaunita Heyn Community Service Award. Additionally she co-owned the Greenview Farm and Ranch, one of the oldest historic farms in Pueblo County. Rose enjoyed baking, gardening, and time with her family. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care in her final days. Viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, Shrine of St Therese Catholic School or Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, ****

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  1. Henrietta and Donnie, I was sorry to read about your Mom. My prayers to you and your family for comfort and peace at this sad time. I also read about Ronnie Ramsey. How sad. Blessings, Susie Burnett Valdez Grand Junction, Co.

  2. Dear Connie & Henrietta,

    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. She was a wonderful lady. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Marian Kochiovelos

  3. Connie and Family,

    Your mother’s memory will be etched into our hearts. She was such a loving lady. Her thoughtful demeanor and care were truly the hallmarks of her remarkable life. We will miss her and remember her in our prayers.
    Jean and Steve Hiza

  4. ROSE was a very careing LADY, we worked at SMC hospital,we knew each other for years,SHE WILL BE BADLY MISSED WHO WORKED WITH HER,I WILL NEVER FORGET HER. DAVID POOLE.

  5. Rose, Every day that you came to SMC Hospital, I really was happy to see your laugh and willing to do a lot for SMC. God Bless you and your family. Will never forget you for what you stood for. Will always miss you. God has you in Heaven now.

  6. I had the honor of getting to know Rose when I was employed at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She was a beautiful spirit and brought so much joy to the patients and the staff of the hospital. Watching her there everyday and seeing her dedication was truly an inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with Rose’s family during this difficult time.

  7. Dear Henrietta and Donnie,

    My thoughts are with you…this is a sad time. I hope you find comfort in happy memories of the good times. I still think of Mom everyday…I can still hear her laugh, andhope you will be able to find those moments in time.

    Take care,


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