PRICE-Our loving husband, father, grandfather and longtime friend, Armando A. Pierucci, age 88, passed away May 8, 2014 in the comfort of his home.
He was born March 12, 1926 in Marble, Colo. to Victor and Mary Mirabelli Pierucci.
On July 3, 1953, he married Ann Tidwell in San Francisco, Calif. and together they shared 60 wonderful years of constant companionship.
Armand was a very proud and dedicated member of the United Mine Workers of America District 22, Local # 8622. He loved rock hunting, watching the birds and working in his garden. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and beautifying his wife's yard. He loved to joke, tease and share old Italian sayings. He enjoyed his traditional Italian recipes and traveling to Nevada with his wife and family. Armando was respected by all and his memories will be cherished forever.
Survived by his wife, Ann Pierucci of Price; four sons and one daughter, Adam (Lisa) Pierucci, Dominic Pierucci, Clark (Gayle) Pierucci, all of Price, Scott (Cecilia) Pierucci, Thornton, Colo., Sandy (Bob) Johnson, Eckert, Colo.; 11 grandchildren Mathew, Jonathan, Dakota (Nickie), Michael, Alisha, Anthony, Andrea, Hope, Eric (Michelle), Candy and Billy and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents, brother, John; infant sister, granddaughter, Heather Pierucci; and special uncle, Anselmo Pierucci.
Funeral service, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Armando at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net