Louie Coletti-Obituary

The love of my life, Louie Coletti, passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 24, 2018 at home.  He spent the last few weeks of his life seeing all of his loved ones and doing exactly what he wanted, to the very end.  Louie was born on Dec. 1, 1948 in Kemmerer, WY to Joe and Elaine Coletti.  The family moved to SLC, UT when Louie was 5 years old.  Louie graduated from Granite High School in 1967 and from the U of U in 1971.

Louie worked in Structural Steel for 35 years, the last 24 years at Masco where he always felt like he was part of the family.  At the age of 61 he retired from Masco and moved to Mesquite, NV in 2009.   He enjoyed his retirement; Playing tennis with friends, traveling around the world with his wife, gambling, enjoying Pai Gow Poker at the casino with his sister Carole. Louie loved duplicate Bridge and was proud to earn his life Masters with his wife in 2012.  Louie enjoyed most every sport and was a big fan of the LA Dodgers and would go to their Spring Training with his brother, John.  Louie won Gold and Silver medals in the Mesquite and St George Senior Games for Tennis.  Louie was also very good at and enjoyed other sports; Racquetball, Pickle Ball and Table Tennis with his friends and darts with his brother Joe, Jim and Tim.

Louie fell in love at first sight with his wife, Linda Coletti, and is survived by her.  They were married in the Smokey Mountains on November 23, 2001.  Linda kept Louie on his toes and he loved her for it. He was a kindhearted man, always giving of himself, especially to his wife. He was the best husband anyone could ask for. Louie was very proud of his daughter, Lisa.  She gained a great work ethic from him, which he valued.  Louie is also survived by his sister; Carole, daughter; Lisa, step children; Tyler (Jamie), Bryce (Danielle), Shantel (Oscar), Darron (Shannon), Holly, Michael (Megan), Heather, and many grandchildren.  Louie had fond memories of good times with his children and grandchildren.  Louie will be missed by all who knew him.

There will be a Celebration of life held in his honor at Stark’s Funeral Parlor, 3651 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:30pm.  A special Thank You to Mesa View Hospice for making his last days comfortable.


  1. Anne Pratt says:

    Louie was absolutely the best! What more can I say?

  2. Corrine Roberts says:

    Met Louis and Linda thru the duplicate club and at the Eureka casino in Mesquite. I am visiting family in SLC and appreciate your posting Louis’ obituary. My condolences to family and especially Linda. I will attend his “celebration of life” on Monday. He was such a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. Linda Triffet says:

    I knew Louie from Bridge and various BRIDGE tournament. He was such a nice and kind gentleman. My heart breaks for Linda and his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by many.

  4. MARIAN SUBIC says:

    LINDA So very sorry to hear and read about Louie. He was special and a joy to be around. He will be so terribly missed.

  5. Tom Prescott says:

    My wife,Darcel and I (Tom) met Louie only 3 years ago on the Hafen Park Tennis courts. Within minutes, Louie accepted us as part of the Mesquite tennis locals and from then on we enjoyed his personality and his cagey game of tennis. Quite good at the game he was and we always looked forward to each day he was there. He always greeted us as friends and forever that he will be. His absence will always be felt but I’m certain he’s just taken his game to a higher level. Love Love Louie, your serve!

  6. Bill & Jacqui Wandersee says:

    Louie was a kind gentlemen. Always greeted us with a smile and a hug. He had a special twinkle about him and it spread ” happy glitter ” everywhere he went. Our times together are among are fondest memories in Mesquite. Miss him already. Thank you Linda for you & Louie sharing your lives with us. Cant wait to see you in July when we come home.
    Love & Blessings,
    Bill & Jacqui

    • dick and carol wainman says:

      Kind, generous, always willing to help, wonderful bridge player, truly a gentle man, LOUIE COLETTI…you will be missed… may GOD rap his arms around your family in the days to come so they can find HIS peace…with deepest sympathy

  7. Mary Walsh says:

    Just got the news about Lou. I know how hard this is on you Linda, you were blessed to have such a great husband. I send my prayers to you and your family. See you in the fall

  8. Kerma Jones says:

    Loved this guy, Linda, as well as you. This breaks our hearts. He will be missed. We send our sincere sympathy.

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