Joseph Donato Lochi

June 4, 1982January 6, 2021

Joseph Donato Lochi, passed away on January 6, 2021. He was born in Westminster, Colorado to Gary and Judith Lochi. He is survived by his mother Judy, brothers Korey and Santino, sister Davina, niece Alli Doughtry, his grandparents Isabella and Raymond Barajas, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Gary Lochi, and his grandparents Joseph and Frances Lochi.

Joseph’s life was a short 38 years, however he lived a big life being a fanatic Notre Dame fan and never missed watching the game with family and friends. He had a love for baseball and the St .Louis Cardinals. He loved cooking, rock climbing, any water sports, snow skiing, hockey, and more. Oh how he also loved fitness, it was a big part of his life!

His true love might have been the lake and hanging out with his best friends the Avery’s; George, Corrissa and Pippa their daughter. The four of them had many adventures together.

Joseph loved life and everyone around him. He took pleasure in socializing with family and friends, and making silly videos with his close friends. Joseph could sing Italian songs often did with his dear friend Teresa Franzese.

He passed time learning something new, figuring out how something worked, or just debating current events. Joseph attended college but he was a true believer that people could learn how to do things on their own. He was self-taught on many things.

He had a great love for his family. He spent Easter with both sides of his family, making for a full house. He brought a friend one time and was asked if it was a family reunion. Joe’s reply, “no just some of my family.” To Joe, everyone was family.

Joseph grew up attending mass every Sunday with the Lochi side of his family and breakfast afterwards. We believe that Joseph’s love of cooking came from being in the kitchen cooking Sunday breakfast with his dad, grandpa Lochi and Uncle Mark.

There was always an occasion to get together at Grandma and Grandpa Barajas’ house, birthdays, Christmas breakfast, and Lenten meals. Also a couple of yearly trips to Wyoming for extended family events.

I believe most of you will agree that Joseph was one of the kindest individual’s you might have had the pleasure to have met. Always willing to help anyone out.

He leaves behind a large family and friends that loved him dearly and will always miss his smile and quick witted responses. Please honor Joseph by looking for ways in our daily lives to carry out acts of kindness, generosity, and love.

For anyone not able to attend the funeral mass in person, the service will be live streamed on Facebook through the Olinger Highland Facebook Page.

Donations in Joseph’s memory can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 3549 Navajo Street Denver CO 80211


  • George Avery, Pallbearer
  • Adam Everhart, Pallbearer
  • Scott Richter, Pallbearer
  • Josh Holder, Pallbearer
  • Houston Moore, Pallbearer
  • Josh Molinaro, Pallbearer
  • Andrae Romo, Pallbearer
  • Andrea Marquez, Pallbearer
  • Tiana Lanford, Pallbearer
  • Teresa Franzese, Pallbearer
  • Dustin Barajas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nathan Barajas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Vinny Barajas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scot Kelley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dominick Lochi, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sara Lochi Coone, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Zamora, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sean Hydinger, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Naomi Barajas Hydinger, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021



Joseph Donato Lochi

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Heidi Liddell

January 19, 2021

It’s taken sometime for this all to sink in. I’m crushed and broken-hearted. Colorado will never feel the same to me without you. I miss our many talks, walks, our family vacation trips to Breckinridge and Vail, our random yoga classes we attended over the years where you ended up doing some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen. Our meet ups for Organic food and green juice. You going with to me the store when no one else wanted to. I will miss our many facetime conversations and your long voicemails and texts. You always worried about keeping everyone connected. You always were overflowing with love. Your teaching my kids to ski and your never ending love that you had for my family and all of your closest friends . You will be forever missed. Thank you for being a light in our lives. May you fly with the angels my beloved friend. Love Always,
Heidi Liddell and family

Jay and Patty Castor

January 18, 2021

Judy and family,

Jay and I just found out about the loss of Joseph. We are so sorry.

I pray that the good memories will help you through this very difficult time. Prayers for your family.

Patty and Jay Castor

Judy Snyder

January 17, 2021

Joseph was always so kind to me and I will never forget everything he did for my family. He was such a wonderful man and will surely be missed by everyone who knew him.

Sandy Mather

January 16, 2021

Judy and Family - I was so sorry to hear about Joseph. I want you to know my heart aches for your loss and you're in my thoughts and prayers. I am thinking back when we worked together on those long hot summer field trips with 100 kids to care for - Joseph was the one that kept it all fun! I hope the memories of Joseph warm your heart and see you through this difficult time.
Sandy Mather

Ricky j

January 16, 2021

Joe was one of the kindest people I ever met
He treated me like family and we shared some great laughs and moments together with George and the family... he was a genuine spirit and soul.. I had such a fun times when George and Lochi would get Into banter with each other the funniest friendly disagreements ever ... how I will cherish the times I got to be around Lochi many times picking me up at the airport and spending thanksgivings together... ahhh he will be missed

Tiffany Hullett

January 16, 2021

Judy, Davina, and Santino,

I am heart broken for your family and wish I could have been there today. Although I have been out of touch in recent years, I still have love for you all. I will always remember Joe as kind and a good friend. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Tiffany Hullett

Colleen Del Hierro

January 15, 2021

And this night of the rosary just to say I just completed my rosary for the intention of Joseph and all the family. Said rosary from home but I am with all in heart this night and tomorrow. The journey just begins💔💔💔

Ashley Moses

January 15, 2021

Joe was larger than life and such a multi faceted individual that left an unforgettable, lifelong impression! Staff races at Gateway Park have got to be my favorite memory! Judy and Santino, know your Eagleview family are thinking and praying for the Lochi family!

Brian Woodman

January 15, 2021

Heart goes out to the family.
Senior year high school football Joe was the teams kicker and boy he played like a linebacker! Every kickoff he would run down fast and hard and make big hits. I remember telling him how crazy he was but the team loved it. He was our inspiration, our heart and I'm sure he's bringing that passion in Heaven. God bless-

Toni Scanga

January 15, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family will be in my prayers. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask. So sorry!