Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli

18224 103rd Ave. NE, Bothell, WA


Louis Frank Colombraro

November 1, 1923February 21, 2020

Louis Colombraro our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather was called to be with our Heavenly Father on February 21st, 2020. Lou was born on November 1st, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He is proceeded in death by his Father and Mother, Vincenza and Vincenzo, his first wife Shirley Freisheim, son Paul and grandson Kyle. Lou came from an Italian family of eight children, Frank, Mary, Sam, Tessie, Joseph, Anthony and John. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Colombraro. Lou’s children, Catherine, Christine, John, Susan, Michael, James and foster daughter Patty Stewart. Grandchildren, Catherine, Daniel, Nicholas and great grandchildren, Jordan and Adriona. Lou’s stepchildren Mark, Paul and Jon. Grandchildren, Johnny, Elle and Jacob. After public school, Louis enlisted in the Navy during WWII, then he earned his bachelor’s degree at Puget Sound University in Accounting. This began his thirty-year career as an accountant. His interests included Volunteer work transporting Senior citizens to appointments and Meal on Wheels with his best friend “Butch” the German Shepard. He enjoyed handball and being an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Lou could always be found enjoying good Italian food and a glass of red wine with friends & family. Lou was known for a great conversation, a loving heart and would always share a story with anyone who would listen. His smile and sense of humor will forever be in our hearts. Services will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 11:00 am with viewing at 10:00 am. Reception immediately after service. Graveside services will be at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church at 10526 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052.


  • Visitation and Funeral Service Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Graveside Committal Service Thursday, February 27, 2020


Louis Frank Colombraro

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Margaret Schnider-Balagot

March 11, 2020

We last saw Louie at our Dad’s 90th Birthday party, June of 2015. We were hoping he would make the drive. Dad was happy to see him and given the chance they could’ve reminisced for hours. Louie was a good friend to our family. The year our brother was killed he and Shirley gave up Thanksgiving with their family to be with our parents. I’ve never forgotten it. He had an amazing voice with a New York accent - all of us recognized it whenever he would call. Louie was always interested in hearing about our families, kids and grandkids. He made a point of coming to many of our family events. Ironically Louie’s middle name was Frank, our Dad’s name was Frank. Both passed away on February 21st one year apart. We are saddened to hear of your loss and hope the faith and love you share will help heal your hearts. Dorothy Schnider & Family, Margaret, Glenna & Francine

Denise Nelson

February 26, 2020

Aunt Barb, Uncle Lou will be missed very much. His stories and smile and caring heart will be missed. Loved talking to him on the phone listening to stories he would share about him and my dad. Now you will be with dad and you guys can go on with the stories and laugh with that beautiful smile you always had. You will always been in my thoughts and in my heart Uncle Lou. Most of all you will be missed by many . God love you , With love Denise and Dave Nelson .