Joseph “Joe” Marcovecchio, 92, born on December 16, 1927 passed away on
August 15, 2020.
Joe was a lifelong Pueblo native born and lived in Bessemer
over 80 years.
Joe is survived by Marie, his loving wife of 68 years and his children, Mike “Veech” (Cindy) Marcovecchio, Cindy (Bob) Nardini, David (Anne) Marcovecchio, Tracy (Mike Mravich) Marcovecchio and son-in-law Mike Rodrigues as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joe had 13 grandchildren: Kendra Case, Megan Storm, Greg Nardini, Ryan Nardini, Doug Nardini, Domenique Roush, Nick Nardini, Melissa Truett, Alyson Loitz, Celeste Griffith, Nicole Swan, Cole and Brock Rodrigues; 19 great-grandchildren: Celeste Velazquez, Maila and Nya Espinoza, Adeline Storm, Finley Storm, Gianna Nardini, Rya Nardini, Tia Nardini, Lucciano Nardini, Renzo Nardini, Oliver Roush, Cooper Roush, Greg Nardini, Nico Nardini, Fionna Loitz, Nolan Griffith-Mazzone, Madilyn Swan, Cain Asher and Dylan Truett.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents Celestino and Antonette, brother Felix and sister Sarah Gallant, daughter Christina Rodrigues, grandsons Greg Nardini and Nathan Marcovecchio.
Joe loved to dance with Marie at the Eagles and felt much joy and pride watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all of their activities and accomplishments.
Professionally, Joe served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1953. Earning the WWII
Victory Medal, the WWII American Area Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct
Medal. He then worked at the Pueblo Army Depot as a calibration specialist.
After disability retirement, Joe worked as a cashier and starter at the City Park/Elmwood golf course into his late 80’s. Joe was one of the original founders of the Italian Open Invitational that has provided scholarships for numerous young athletes at CSU-Pueblo.
Sadly, due to COVID restrictions, service attendees are limited. All relatives of
Joseph and Marie can be accommodated. Service is Thursday, August 20th, 10:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pueblo.
Special thanks to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Joni Fair Hospice House. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd
Way Pueblo, CO 81005. Another special thanks to the caregivers and staff at the
Bonaventure over his residency there.
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