Elizabeth J. Albanese, 80, went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2011. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Nancy Ricotta; sisters, Judith Willett and Lucille Moore. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Pete Albanese Sr.; children, Pete Albanese Jr., Mary Grace Waldrip, Anna Marie Albanese, and Geri Jo (Robert) Garrett; grandchildren, Pete Albanese III, Dustin Albanese, Nicole Nigro and Nichelle Nigro; great-granddaughter, Adalynn Elizabeth Albanese; siblings, Constance Pryor and Frank (Carole) Ricotta; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Stjernholm, the entire staff of Life Care Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful care of Elizabeth. Funeral Mass, 2 pm, Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa, Pueblo, CO. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.