Theodore Joseph Vinci

theodore vinci

July 6, 1958 ~ January 12, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Dallas, TX

On January 12th, 2023, Theodore Joseph Vinci left this Earth and was called back home by God. In doing so, he was relieved of the immense pain that he was suffering from cancer.

Ted was born on July 16th, 1958 in Pueblo, Colo. to Willamae and John Richard (Dickens) Vinci.

He attended and played football at Pueblo South High School. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Northern Colorado and then transferred to the University of Southern Colorado where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in accounting.

Despite Ted being an immaculate bookkeeper, he found much more interest in entrepreneurship. In that vein, he helped run a very successful lumberyard in Pueblo, Colorado.

After cutting his teeth in the building supplies business, he then went to work for PrimeSource, where he ascended to the Vice Presidency.

During his time at PrimeSource in 2004, he met the love of his life and soul mate, Kelly. Ted proposed to her in 2004 and they were married in September 2005. Ted took both of Kelly’s children, Michelle and Michael, in as if they were his own. He provided them with an education and other means of support no matter what he would have to sacrifice.

Ted left corporate life and founded where he offered his expertise and professionalism in the building trade to the people of greater DFW. Ted had profound pride and respect for every one of his customers as they did him.

Ted and Kelly took many trips together to their favorite places in Colorado including Crested Butte and the Black Canyon. They reveled in these trips and each other’s company.

Ted will forever be remembered as an impeccable cook and an undoubting Norte Dame Fan. Ted traveled not only in the United States but also to Scotland where he enjoyed playing golf. He also frequented the Rocky Mountains where he enjoyed Gold Medal Water fishing. Ted was a catch-and-release fisherman and would thank each fish for taking his hook before releasing them back into the stream.

Through this unfortunate event, Ted has been reunited with his father, Dickens, in heaven, who passed February 13, 2012.

Ted is survived by his wife Kelly (Dodds) Vinci; their children, Michael and Michelle (Fiancé Naj); grandchildren, Kaden, Caleb & Juliana; his mother, Willamae (Culig) Vinci; brothers, Tim (Tracy) and Tom; nephews, Thomas and TJ (Lindsay); in addition to his two beautiful great-nephews, Tony & Taylor.

Ted and his family enjoyed wonderful times together in Plano, Texas for the last several decades of his life.

God bless you, Teddy Bear, and you will forever be in our hearts, may we meet again.

Per Ted’s request, cremation has taken place, and services will be held at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, Colo., at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023. The family would like to thank all of the lifetime friends and family members for the heartfelt condolences expressed during this difficult time.  In lieu of food and flowers, please consider donating to Kelly Vinci’s gofundme account to assist her with medical expenses.

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Memorial Mass: February 17, 2023 10:45 am

Our Lady of the Meadows
23 Starling Drive
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. So sorry to learn of Ted’s passing. He was so nice to work with. Prayers for your family.
    Darrell and Gayle Tate

  2. Please accept our family sincere condolences on your loss. We have been friends of the Vinci family throughout our lives, and truly appreciate the love and friendship over the years. I had the opportunity know Ted over the majority of my life and we made it through college together. I enjoyed his sense of humor and zeal for life. I hope these few words provide calmness in these times of turbulence. Please accept our sympathy. Craig Shaddy & Family

  3. Dear May and Family, we are unable to fully express our sadness to hear of your loss. Both Teddy, Dick and all of you bring to mind so many special memories. May the Lord bless and keep you through this difficult time.

  4. Mae and family,
    I was saddened beyond words upon hearing of Ted’s passing. My deepest and sincerest sympathy for you all.

  5. Very sad to hear about Teds passing. He was a great guy who always had something good to say, no matter what.
    Karla & I send our condolences to the the Vinci family. May God rest Ted’s beautiful soul & may he rest in peace.

  6. Mae and Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. Please know that you are in our prayers.
    Pam, Marilee and Lori (the Parsons family)

  7. Mae and Tracy and all your families, Darrell and I are saddened to read of your loss of Ted. Loosing family is always difficult and we offer our thoughts and prayers for all of you. Darrell and Dorothy Gosnell,

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