Sylvia Ann (Caricato) O'Donnell

August 5, 1939May 10, 2021

Sylvia Ann (Caricato) O’Donnell went home to Jesus on May 10, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Sylvia was born on August 5, 1939 to Joe and Rose Maurello.

Sylvia was an educator for 28 years in Pueblo School District No. 70; the majority of those years were spent at South and North Mesa Elementary Schools as a Special Education Teacher.

She married Sam Caricato in January of 1958. Together they had four children Sam (Annetta), Joe (Mary), Bob (Julie), and Mary Ann. Sam passed away in 1990.

Sylvia married James O’Donnell in 1999 and with his two sons, James II (Rasa) and Kevin (Jennifer), they all became one family.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her first husband Sam Caricato, parents Joe and Rose Maurello, and nephew Rick Fabec.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; all six of her and Jim’s children; grandchildren Andrew & Shelbi Hood, Samantha Caricato, Steele Youngblood, Isabella & Ilan O’Donnell, Sky Prentice, Brendan O ’Donnell, and Jacob Beauprez; sisters Rosalind (Fred) Fabec and Jolene (Bob) VanVranken; and numerous nephews and nieces .

Sylvia was loved deeply and her absence here will be felt by many.

Services: Wednesday, May 19th at St Joseph Catholic Church in Blend. Visitation: 9:30 AM Mass: 10:00, Interment: Roselawn Cemetery immediately following mass.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.


  • Jim O'Donnell, Spouse
  • Sam Caricato (Annetta), Son
  • Joe Caricato (Mary), Son
  • Bob Caricato (Julie), Son
  • Mary Ann Caricato, Daughter
  • James O'Donnell II (Rasa), Stepson
  • Kevin O'Donnell (Jennifer), Stepson
  • Andrew Hood, Grandchild
  • Shelbi Hood, Grandchild
  • Samantha Caricato, Grandchild
  • Steele Youngblood, Grandchild
  • Isabella O'Donnell, Grandchild
  • Ilan O'Donnell, Grandchild
  • Sky Prentice, Grandchild
  • Brendan O'Donnell, Grandchild
  • Jacob Beauprez, Grandchild
  • Rosalind Fabec (Fred), Sister
  • Jolene VanVranken (Bob), Sister

  • Andrew Hood, Active
  • Fred Fabec, Active
  • Scott Lane, Active
  • Ryan Lane, Active
  • Bob Caricato, Active
  • Craig Fabec, Active
  • Brendan O'Donnell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ilan O'Donnell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jacob Beauprez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steele Youngblood, Honorary Pallbearer



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021


  • Graveside Service


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Karen DeCarlo

May 18, 2021

So sorry to hear of her passing. Sylvia was such a kind person with a positive outlook. She was the ultimate professional. My sincere condolences to her husband and children. Rest in peace, Sylvia

Anthony Cortese

May 17, 2021

Offering my sincerest prayers and condolences to the families of Sylvia. I have always been treated as a family member and will always fondly recall my times with Sylvia and her entire family. Rest I peace.

Arleen Bayuk - Podschweit

May 17, 2021

So sorry to learn about Sylvia. Enjoyed our time while at PCH.
God bless you and your family. Arleen

Jamie Vigil

May 17, 2021

I had the privilege of getting to know Sylvia and Jim through a Cancer Support Group. Breaks my heart to see and hear of her passing.

RIP Sylvia. Fly high with the angels. Prayers and condolences to Jim and families.

Juleen Dellacroce

May 16, 2021

Jim and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in piece and may the Lord comfort you during this difficult time


Dorothy Cook

May 12, 2021

I was blessed to know Ms Sylvia. I will miss our Tuesday evenings together.
Rest In Peace my friend 🙏

Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your lovely wife. I know you will be blessed for caring for her until the end.