Emmanuele "Pete" Azzopardi, loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on November 23, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Gozo, Malta on January 3, 1931 to Thomas and Carmen, the fifth of nine children.|
He came to the United States in 1950 and enlisted in the Air Force. During his 26 years of service he met and married Sonia Ruzic and had four children, Thomas, Marisol, Carmen and Peter.
Family, his faith and a simple life was what he valued; fishing and fixing anything was what he enjoyed.
In addition to his beloved wife of 56 years and his kids, he leaves behind to cherish his memories, son-in-law Ron Nethken; daughters-in-law Laura, Tanya and Christy; his precious grandchildren David, Lynnie, Danny, Branden, Andre, Madisyn, Jayden, Marissa, Avery and Evan; his beautiful great-grandchildren Cheyenne and Paige; siblings Grezju, Carmen, Pauline and Tommy; as well as many wonderful cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
A service and mass is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 2:00pm at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 North Logan Avenue, Colorado Springs. Private burial will take place at Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs.
In lieu of flowers memorial, contributions may be made to Divine Redeemer Catholic Church and the Catholic Mall Ministry in Colorado Springs.
Published in The Gazette on Nov. 26, 2013