Mario Alberici, 97, passed away May 25, 2011. He was the son of Celestino and Victtoria Alberici, born July 9, 1913, in McCloud, California. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, John David Pritchard; great-grandson, Justin James Pritchard; one brother; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 73 years, Helen, of the family home; children, Veronica Pritchard, Eileen (Larry) Whittemore, Mario (Elizabeth Ann) Alberici; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren, soon to be 10; sister, Olga Micheli; sisters-in-law, Christine Bailey and Katherine Bailey; also survived by numerous other relatives. Mario served in the U.S. Army during WWII, receiving the Bronze Star. He worked many years before the military and after in the coal mines throughout Colorado. He was a member of the V.F.W. Minnequa Post #3641. He retired in 1975 from the CF & I Steel Mill from the 25 Inch Dept. Viewing will be 2 - 4 p.m., Monday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary followed by the Funeral Mass will be 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mario's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Please visit Mario's memorial at www.tgmccarthy.com. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.