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Joseph Allen Negri

August 9, 1956 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 65)

Obituary

Joseph Allen Negri, born August 9, 1956, the third of four sons to John and Jennie Negri, passed away on April 12, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Rush-Negri; his mother, Jennie; brothers John II, James, and Jude; children Anna, Brady, and Kate, and their partners; four (soon to be five) grandchildren, Riley, Elizabeth, Madeline, and Patrick; goddaughter, Jordan; nieces and nephew; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, John.

Known as Joe to most, Joey to a few, and LT to his brothers in blue, Joe was a lifelong Coloradoan, having graduated from Ranum High School and Colorado State University, and maintaining homes in Erie and Grand Lake. A man of many talents, Joe spent his early career as a television producer, winning multiple Emmys for local news production. While working as a news producer and creative director, Joe attended the police academy and proudly became a police officer for the Brighton Police Department. His creative side couldn’t be quieted, however, and Joe moved on to pursue what ultimately became a longtime career as an automotive advertising and marketing executive while remaining a reserve officer with the Brighton PD, rising to the rank of lieutenant before retiring in 2015.

Joe wore many hats in his professional life, but his most important role was the one he served in his family. A dedicated husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, godfather, and uncle, Joe was and will remain an enduring example of devotion and love to all who knew and loved him. He believed that family came first. Family was – and is – everything to Joe, and he’d move heaven and earth for any and all of them. Each of his kids and grandkids was his favorite and they never doubted his love, but his wife, Pam, was the center of his universe, the love of his life. To know them together was to believe that soulmates exist and true love is real. 

Joe brought kindness, humor, and a whole lot of swagger to his daily activities. No matter where he went, Joe found common ground with all he met. He’d talk shop for hours with anyone who’d listen. He could rock a good suit and was a total shoe fanatic, but he never threw away a free t-shirt and loved his flannels and jeans. He couldn’t dance, but that never stopped him and he often tried. Joe was always good for a well-timed movie quote or a sound effect when words just wouldn’t do, and he could swing a hammer as well as he could turn a phrase. He loved Italian cuisine and Little Debbie, potty humor, his Grand Lake cabin, his dog Rosie, and Lulu the cat.

In memory and celebration of Joe Negri’s life, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
April 21, 2022

10:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
715 Cabrini Dr
Lafayette, CO 80026

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
April 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
715 Cabrini Dr
Lafayette, CO 80026

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