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Henry Lee Gaccetta

April 29, 1956 ~ October 19, 2021 (age 65)


Henry Lee Gaccetta passed away at Lutheran hospital in Wheat ridge, CO on October 19, 2021 at the age of 65.  He was born in Denver, CO and graduated from Ranum High School in 1974.  At the age of 25, Henry married Wanda Welch and they later had two sons.  He worked as a food transportation driver and supervisor at Sysco Foods and UNFI for over 40 years. 

Henry loved camping, fishing, and cooking for family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, Wanda, their sons, Vincent, Domonic,  daughter-in-law Diana, his brother, Larry, sister-in-law, Noreen, and their children, Amy Boyer and Jeremy.  He is also survived by many loved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Penny.

A mass will be held at Saint Joan of Arc church in Arvada on Friday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m.  The interment of ashes will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge at 12:30 pm, immediately followed by a reception at the Sons of Italy lodge in Wheat Ridge at 1:00 pm.  If you’ve met Henry, you know he loved nothing more than a good meal with family and friends.  Please help us celebrate his life by eating, laughing, and maybe shedding a few tears, while we remember the tireless force-of-nature who cared deeply for everyone around him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Henry’s memory to Food Bank of the Rockies, or Mile High Lab Mission, the rescue who brought Henry’s furry buddy, Jake, into his life.

The family wishes to send a heartfelt “thank you” to the cardiac ICU staff at Lutheran hospital, and specifically Dr. Brants, Nurses Katie, Michael, Jen, and Angie, for their outstanding and compassionate care and for crying with us when Henry was called home.


Funeral Mass
October 29, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (Arvada, Colorado)

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Graveside Service
October 29, 2021

12:30 PM
Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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October 29, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sons of Italy
5925 W. 32nd Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212

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