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Pete Montera

March 6, 1918 - September 3, 2018

Service Date September 14, 2018

Visitation will be Thursday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel. 

Funeral Services are Friday, September 14, 2018 with Rosary at Noon at the Comi Chapel  

followed by the Funeral Mass at 1PM at Holy Trinity Church. 

Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

There is a moment on life’s stage, when we come to the last act of those who came before us. Pete Montera, for many of us, is that person. We will miss this man who intended his love.

A native Coloradoan, and avid fisherman, Pete Montera of Trinidad, Colorado passed away on September 3, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones.

Pete was born March 6, 1918 in a coal camp up the Del Agua Canyon; several miles from the site of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. He is the son of Italian immigrants Gaetano Montera and Maria Mongiat Montera. Pete’s siblings: Frank Montera, Rose Marchiol, John Montero and Edith Stancato preceded him in death.

Pete married Thelma Agnes Bone (d.1996) on June 3, 1939. After marriage he worked in the coal mines for a short time then moved to Trinidad and found work at the Trinidad Creamery (1941-1958). He was hired as an Officer with the Colorado Ports of Entry moving his family to Idaho Springs until retiring in 1982 and returning to their Trinidad home.

Pete and Thelma’s Children: Guy Montera (d.2009) and Sharon Turner Montera; Janet Montera; Peter Montera (d.1971); Jennifer Montera Taylor and Marvin Taylor.

Great Grandchildren: Michael Taylor and Jacqueline Hill Taylor and daughter Ashley Taylor Painter and her husband William Painter. Nicole Ragazzi Torres and Rick Torres and children: Brendon Mastin, Elias Torres, Rick Torres Jr., Sierra Torres and Levi Zamora. Amy Taylor, Christopher and Anne Montera’s children: Zechariah and Victoria, Madeline Montera, and Emma and Ethan. Rachel Montera Larsen and Stephen Larsen and children: Gillian and Zane Larsen.

There are also Pete’s Trinidad nieces and nephews who looked after our Dad for many years: especially Paul and Karen Montera, Karen and Eddie Griego and John Marchiol. We, his family, know his life was enriched by your love and attention. THANK YOU!

And, we thank you Pete Montera: Son, Brother, Husband, Dad, Papa, Uncle, Cousin and Friend for loving us all so absolutely. There is no better legacy!

Visitation will be Thursday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.
Funeral Services are Friday, September 14, 2018 with Rosary at Noon at the Comi Chapel
followed by the Funeral Mass at 1PM at Holy Trinity Church.
Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery

Active Pallbearers are. Paul Montera  David Montera  Roman Montera John Marchiol Steve Marchiol and Ed Griego.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home