Lawrence Tolini of Thornton, a former longtime resident of Silt and Rifle, died Monday, March 10, 2003, in Thornton. He was 90.
He was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Dawson, N.M., to Matilda Pettrelli and Pilocarpo Tolini. The family moved to Silt Mesa when he was 3, and he attended school in Silt.
He married Pauline Mickeal on Feb. 8, 1938. She preceded him in death.
He married Marie Anderson on Aug. 11, 1990. She also preceded him in death.
Mr. Tolini was a farmer for 75 years and lived on Silt Mesa until 1993.
He also worked for Union Carbide.
Mr. Tolini lived in Rifle from 1993 until August 2001, when he moved to Thornton.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Rifle, a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1345, and a member of the Pikes Peak Moose Legion No. 156.
He loved gardening and loved and worshipped his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives; and by three sisters and a brother.
Mr. Tolini is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Taylor of Thornton; by a son, Larry Tolini of Arvada; by grandchildren Donna Henderson of Commerce City, Tammy Medaris of Fruita, Ron Martin of Thornton, Marlene Saylor of Springtown, Texas, Roger Martin of Aurora, Joshua Tolini of Colorado Springs, Aimee Potter of Arvada, and Tobyn Tolini of Golden; by 12 great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, the the First Christian Church, 306 E. 3rd St. in Rifle, with the Rev. Art Greco officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.
Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroad Assisted Living, P.O. Box 417, Dupont, CO 80024.
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