Ernest Gurrini passed away unexpectedly on August 8th 2017. He was born on April 18, 1951 in Aurora, Colorado to Angelo and Annie Gurrini. Annie preceded him in death.
He is survived by his father Angelo Gurrini; daughter Erin (Justin) Lucero with 2 grandchildren, of East Lansing, MI; son Nathan (Heather) Gurrini with 3 grandchildren of Johnstown, CO; and his former wife and mother of his children, Maureen Gurrini. He is also survived by his wife of 11 years Mary Gurrini of Aurora, CO; her daughter Desi Docherty of Aurora, CO; daughter Shawna (Chris) Lease with 1 grandchild, of Parker, CO; daughter Christina (Christopher) Barber with 3 grandchildren of Aurora, CO; and son Johnathan (Kayleigh) Docherty of Aurora, CO. Ernie was a wonderful person to all who knew him and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Ernest was a middle school history teacher and a high school assistant principal until he retired in 2013. He was passionate about effecting the most positive changes in his students. He's remembered by most in the last stop of his career when he returned to his 1969 graduating school of Aurora Central High School to become the assistant principal. He passed on his love of sports to his children and was actively involved in their clubs and activities many of which he volunteered his time on the board of directors. He enjoyed fishing with his father and made time to visit his parents every morning for breakfast before he reported to work.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends and touched the lives of many.
A time of gathering will be held on Saturday August 19 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at Aurora Central High School in Aurora, Colorado.
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