William Joseph Ricottone, 83 passed away March 13, 2017.
William was born April 18, 1933 to Bioggio and Santina Ricottone in Aguilar, Colorado. He was known as Coach, Rick, and Buddy to his family and friends. He was proceeded in his death by his wife Marlene (Dosen) Ricottone, brothers Paul and Tony Ricottone, sisters Josephine Briggs, Jeanne Thomas, Carolyn Malano, Theresa Reynolds, and Mary Ricottone. He is survived by his sister Wilma Ruiz, Uncle Nick Dosen, Aunt Ann Dosen, daughter Jacqueline (Paul) Butcher of California,son Michael (Rejan) Ricottone, granddaughter Bayley Ricottone, grandsons Paul Butcher (California), Connor Ricottone and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special friends and all of his Poker family. Rick was a teacher and coach at Aguilar High School his entire career until he retired. He enjoyed fishing and weekend trips to the cabin at Monument Lake. He especially loved playing poker and thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and competition it brought into his life. He loved going and watching sporting events especially the Broncos and his grandchildren’s sporting events. As an avid Bronco fan he attended many games and Super Bowls.
Visitation will be Thursday March 16, 2017, 3PM to 6PM, at Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday March 17, 2016 at 10AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Entombment will follow at Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers : Joe Arnone, Nick Dosen, Calvin Johnson, Lou DiPaolo, Dino Olguin, and Morris Gade.
Active Pallbearers: Craig Baudino, Karl Barela, Mike Cozzetta, Mike Daurio, Ted Skube, and Mike Riggo.
The loss of a father, grandfather, and friend is never easy and always heartbreaking. He will be greatly missed each and every day in our life. The voids he filled in our lives in different ways will not be easily replaced. May God bless him and keep him until we can be together again. Special thanks to his home care providers, Parkview NICU, and Sangre De Cristo Hospice for the care he received through this turbulent time.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.