Lucille Mattei passed away on September 28, 2023.
Lucille was born in Denver on May 10, 1935, the daughter of Vera Kominek (Esposito) and John Paul Kominek. She grew up in the North Denver neighborhood. Lucille attended St. Joseph High School in Denver where she was a majorate in the marching band, she also was avid roller skater in her youth. Lucille real first job was at the Brown Palace Hotel where she started as an elevator conductor eventually working her shelf up to manager of reservations. She met her Husband Peter Mattei at her uncle’s restaurant she left the Brown Palace to become a homemaker to raise her two children one daughter Veralynne and a son Vincent. Though years Lucille would have other jobs one as teacher aid for early childhood at Smedley Elementary School, she said that was the most rewarding job that she had able to work with the small children, she also worked at Lehrer’s Flowers for many years retiring in 2002. In retirement Lucille enjoyed cooking and working with her flowers in the garden and enjoyed vacationing in Las Vegas, she also had two small Chihuahuas she raised her first one from a pup (Mia) the second Chihuahua (Bella) which she rescued from the shelter when she seen her on the TV as pet of the week, she joked with her children telling them she treated her dogs better than her children.
Lucille was preceded in death by her mother Vera and father John and husband Peter and sister Mary Frances Craft.
Lucille is survived by her daughter Veralynne Cloud (Tom Cloud) her son Vincent Mattei, Borther In Law Dean Craft, her grandchildren Cameron Cloud, Taylor Cloud, Devanee Cloud and Rece Cloud and great grand children Seth, Finn, Piper, Colbie and Conner and many nephews and nieces.
Services will be on October 17th at 10:00am at Mount Carmel Church 3549 Navajo Street, Denver Co. Burial will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Any donation should be made to Denver Animal Shelter 1241 West Bayaud Ave, Denver Co. 80223