Pete A Mascarenas

October 19, 1925July 9, 2018
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The angels came for Pete Mascarenas on the afternoon of July 9 , where he peacefully passed away at his home in Commerce City, Colorado; where he was cared for by his six children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Della J. Mascarenas (Martinez). He is survived by his six children; Anthony (Lillian), Sylvia, Jacqueline, Peter, Arthur, and Andrew. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He served in the United States Navy, World War II, and was honorably discharged. After leaving the Navy he worked for the United States federal government at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, where he retired. Pete had a peaceful and beautiful spirit. He had a great appreciation for music, played the guitar, and the Native American flute. He had a great love for Jesus Christ and was a devout Catholic. He was a wise, quiet man that was loved by so many. He will be missed by his family and friends.

A visitation for Pete will be held Monday, July 16, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery, 10201 Grant Street, Thornton, Colorado 80229. A rosary service will occur Monday, July 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM, 10201 Grant Street, Thornton, Colorado 80229. A visitation will occur Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 9371 Wigham Street, Thornton, Colorado 80229. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 9371 Wigham Street, Thornton, Colorado 80229. A committal service will occur Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Elmwood Cemetery, 14800 Old Brighton Road, Brighton, Colorado 80601. A reception will be held back at Holy Cross Catholic Church after the committal service. Please join the family at the church.

Fond memories of Pete and expressions of sympathy for his family may be shared at the guest book below.


  • Gabriel Mascarenas
  • Ed Mascarenas
  • Bernard Mascarenas
  • Edward Martinez
  • Chris Martinez
  • Joe Mascarenas
  • Alex Mascarenas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joshua Tanner, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Rosary Service Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Alex Mascarenas

July 16, 2018

My dear granddad will allways be a part of who I am. We had a lot of great times together from camping and fishing to back yard cookouts and just joking around in the living room. He always had a great sense of humor especially when i’de catch a fish. No mater what, big or small... “That’s a nice fish!”!!! I’ll always remember my grandad whenever a hook “a nice” one. That is to say, every time. Although my fishin buddy’s gone he’ll always be with me in spirit. Rest In Peace grandpa. I love you.

Peter, Augustine Mascarenas

July 15, 2018

Dear, Dad
Thanks for all the great times we had together, you'll always be in my heart, For now your with the Great Spirit,
Love, Your Son Augie

Ariana Anderson

July 15, 2018

I am thankful for the love and compassion my grandfather shared with me. He did so much to raise me as a child and be a father figure to me. As a young child, I hated going to after school activities while waiting for my mom to get off work. Due to my distress, my grandpa would watch me and drive to my moms house every day after elementary school to my moms house and pick me up from my bus stop. He watched me and waited with me for my mom to get home. He was so kind to me and I remember watching Charlie Brown and Scooby Doo with him. I am blessed to have had such a kind, compassionate, and selfless person in my life.

I love you, Grandpa

Andrew Mascarenas

July 15, 2018

To my dad I would like to thank you for all the thing we have done together; going to he Broncos games, the time hunting together all the years camping and fishing and then teaching me how to double clutch the 1967 ford pickup. But most of all the days spent walking and talking about life. You really gave me a wonderful life you where my rock my protector. I’m really going to miss you in my life.


Andria Livingston

July 13, 2018

Grandpa Pete
What I love most about you, and about us, is the undeniable connection and unconditional love I feel from you. I remember just sitting with you when I was little. We didn’t need to talk. We didn’t have any obligations. All we did was just be. The comfort I felt just being around you was powerful yet peaceful all at the same time. I have always known we had those heart strings with each other, and I will never forget the amazing love I felt from you. Reading about all the wonderful things you did in your life makes my heart so full. I know I now have a spirit angel by my side protecting me while I roam this earth. I’ll be seeing you.
I love you Grandpa.

Your Grand Daughter Andria

Sylvia Mascarenas

July 12, 2018

My dad was an incredible person. He was family oriented and a kind, gentle human being. I will miss him so very much now that he is gone. He taught me so much and did so much for me. He taught me how to ride horses , fish, camp and to shoot a rifle amongst other things . I will be forever thankful for having him in my life. His wish was to die at his home and thanks to my brothers and sister that was a wish fulfilled. My heart is broken and I will miss him so so much. You are now at eternal rest my dear dad . I will always and forever love you . You will always live in my heart. ❤️❤️😢 Sylvia

Jessica Pymm

July 11, 2018

Thank you Gramps for taking such great care of me. Your influence has helped shape who I am. I will remember so much about you, there are so many things we did together. Camping, Mc Donald’s, watching you play guitar, watching Mash in the evening, playing in the yard as you puttered in the old shed, before bed snacks of cereal, visits in Vegas, going to Disneyland, and you being with me the day that I got married, but my favorite time I had with you was on the trails. Just walking, waving hello to folks, chasing King, or riding bikes. My favorite place in the world is on a trail, I always think of you there! Words can not express how full my heart is of love for you. Thank you

Love Always Jessie

Julie Tanner

July 11, 2018

We will miss you very much gramps. I cherish all the thanksgivings and christmases we shared with you. We all love you so much! You are with the Angel's now.... until we met again!

Anthony Mascarenas

July 11, 2018

Going to miss you Dad, you can now rest in peace.
Your Son,