Victoria 'Vickie' O'Dorisio, 77, passed away May 27, 2013. Survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Bennie; children, Robbin (Tom) Carpenter of Pueblo, Dawn (Ken) Kirkendall of Colorado Springs, Ben (Paula) O'Dorisio of Pueblo, Steve (Maurene) O'Dorisio of Pueblo, Mike (Kandace) O'Dorisio of Pueblo; siblings, Tony Grillo of Hampton Beach, N.H., Robert (Theresa) Grillo of Lincoln, Calif., Debra (John) Hannagan of Haverhill, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents. Vickie was born to Louis and Lina (Midolo) Grillo on March 25, 1936 in Lawrence, Mass. She was a homemaker and worked for School District 60. She enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, and swimming, especially in the ocean. Visitation, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Dr. with Msgr. James King officiating. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diocese of Pueblo or the American Red Cross through the funeral home. Online condolences,

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  1. I’m lucky to say that I got to spend 18 years of my life with my grandma the pain of losing her has been unreal I remember going to the mall and to Walmart almost everyday after school after she would pick me up I miss going to village Inn every wendsday have coffee and pie and going through pictures on my phone with her I miss Her gossiping about her friends there was never a dull moment in my life when I was with her she always knew how to brighten up my day and knew how to put a smile on my face I don’t think my life will ever be the same without her I love and miss her so much I think about her Everyday I wish I could still be making memories with her God has an amazing person with him now and I know that she will always be with me and watching over me I love you grandma and can’t for the day when I can hug you again

  2. I’ll never forget my summers on Hyacinth St. when I was a young teenager. My sis (Millie & Chuck Reynolds) lived next door to Vickie, Bennie & their three young children. This was about 1959. When Vickie would come every morning to have coffee and “cigarettes” with my sis, I spending the summers there, would sit on the front porch. She would bring Robbin,Dawn & Little Benji. Those sweet little kids would fight to sit on my lap on the front porch, we played
    daily on that porch! In the summers, Vickie’s “cute” brothers would come to visit, & I fell in “crush” with them.I used to call one of them “Paul Anka”. We too sat on the front porch since we could not drive anywhere, either we were too young or no car to drive. I’ll never forget the O’Dorisio family. They are a vital part of my teenage years. It’s one of those memories that never leaves one’s mind. And Vickie, rest in peace you fun, lovely lady! The world will really miss you!

  3. May I offer my sincere condolences to you on the death of Vickie. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where he states: He (God) will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God shall wipe away tears from off all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11) no sickness (Isaiah 33:24) and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word for all that he has said will surely come to pass. (Titus 1:2) My deepest sympathy to you.

  4. I am very saddend by this tragic sudden loss. More grateful than I can express that I was able to have the chance to meet Vickie and her wonderful family. She reminded me of the way I might be as I got older or maybe just hoped to be, kind, funny, generous, and full of life. She was very loving and welcoming to me, I will never forget that. You are all so blessed to have had her in your life for what never seems like long enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ben and the rest of Aunt Vickies family……..I am so sorry



  5. I grew up on Hyacinth Street and have such great memories of my
    childhood and spending many hours at the O’Dorisio home. Vickie was
    truly one of a kind, and could have been a star on a reality show called
    “Housewives on Hyacinth” with her distinct personality, accent and
    spark. I had the great pleasure of reuniting with Vickie, Bennie,
    Steven and Ben recently at my brother’s services last month. I was
    amazed at how youthful both Vickie and Bennie look, it just warmed my
    heart to see them and their boys and have time to reminisce. To the
    entire O’Dorisio family, Bennie, Robbin, Dawn, Ben Steven, and Michael
    my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

  6. Vickie was like a second mom to me when i was growing up.
    The best cook in the world “the stuffed peppers was the best” and i loved those summers loading into the ford edsile with the gang and heading for the pool where vickie would baste herself in baby oil and we would run amuck. Nothing but good memories even when Mike and i were in trouble. My thoughts are with your family.

  7. I have such great memories growing up on Hyacinth street and spending time at the O’Dorisio home. Vickie was truly one of a kind and could have had the starring role in the reality series “Hyacinth Housewives”. With her accent, curiosity and spark she was always so much fun to be around. I remember thinking how glamorous she was with the way she held her cigarettes. Recently I had the honor of reuniting with Vickie , Bennie, Steven and Ben during my brother’s memorial luncheon. I was amazed how Vickie never seemed to age.

    My heartfelt condolences to Ben, Robbin, Dawn. Benji, Steven and Michael on the loss of your dear mom.

  8. We are so very sorry for your loss! I had the pleasure of somewhat knowing Vickie and she was one of a kind, caring, loving, and an all around great woman with a great family by her side. Please know that our thoughts are with you during this extremely difficult time. Again, we are truly very sorry!!


    Chris, Jill, and Beau Tafoya

  9. Aunt Vickie was a wonderful lifelong friend (as well as cousin) to my mom. We are all very saddened to hear of her passing. May God’s blessings be on the family as they face this difficult, heartbreaking time.

  10. We were so sorry to hear about Vickie`s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I wish I could say something that would make this easier. I`ll miss talking to her at Ben & Paula`s family parties.
    Bobbie & Russ Fortna

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember summertimes at the pool with Mrs. O and the Oats gang. Your mom was always super cool to us! Please accept my sincere condolences.

  12. I always thought of Vickie as one of my Aunts. I remember when we were little, she and Mom would visit and have coffee together. I enjoyed her laughter and her love of family! When I got an opportunity to see her, which wasn’t as often as I would have liked, she was always a ray of sunshine for me, and always enforced how important family is, no matter what! God has called her home far too soon and she will be deeply missed. My prayers and thoughts are with each and every one of the O’Dorisio Family. I count myself dearly Blessed to have had this beautiful lady in my life! God Bless you all, today and always. With love, Gina Consonero-Watson and Family

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish I had words to make your heart ache lighhten. Thinking of you. Cathi

  14. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Vickie’s passing. I have known the O’Dorisio family since I was a small child when we all lived and grew up on Hyacinth Street together. Robbin was and still is one of my best friends. I will remember Vickie as being the “neighborhood messenger”. She always knew what was going on in the and enjoyed visiting with her neighbors to keep them informed. When we were older, Vickie, her girls and I would sit outside until well after midnight and talk about who knows what. She always had her coffee and cigarettes close by. The last time I saw Vickie, Ben and their family was a month and a half ago at my brother Dennis’s Memorial Service. She and Ben looked great and had not seemed to age much. I wondered what their secret was. To Ben, Robbin, Dawn, Benj, Steve and Michael. I know how you are feeling during this difficult time, as my Family and I are experiencing the same. Love you all.

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