Theodore A. Borrillo

July 4, 1931 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 88)


Theodore Antonio Borrillo (Ted) passed away at age 88 on August 27, 2019. Ted was a long time resident of Littleton, Colorado, and passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he had been staying with family. Ted was born on July 4, 1931, into an immigrant Italian family in the Bronx, New York. He was the second son of Michael and Mary Borrillo, the younger brother of Tony Borrillo. He grew up in New York, graduated high school, attended the City College of New York, and received a Juris Doctorate from St. Johns University School of Law. He served honorably as a Judge Advocate General in the US Army. He returned to the United States and received an LLM from Harvard University. Ted settled in Denver, Colorado, where he met his wife of 44 years, Elfriede (1935-2006). They raised four children, Christopher, Angela, Thomas, and Matthew. His practice flourished, spending several years as a public servant at the District Attorneys Office. He concluded his career in private practice, specializing in criminal and family law. Ted was a member of the Catholic Lawyers and was nominated and accepted to the National College of Trial Lawyers. Ted was also a poet. He authored several poetry books starting with his first, Beyond Loneliness. In addition to his poetry, he authored a book on the history of Elitch Theater and an autobiography of an early 20th century stage and film star, born out of his life long love of the theater. Ted’s legacy continues through his four children and his seven grandchildren, Nicolas, Mario, Brennen, Emma, Stella, Lana and Conrad. They will always hold him close in their hearts and will represent him in their lives.
Visitation, 1:00 P.M., Rosary, 1:30 P.M., Funeral Mass, 2:00 P.M., Committal Service to follow, Friday, September 6, 2019, Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

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