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Abel C. Branco, Jr.
September 3, 1937-March 21, 2019

Abel Cardoza Branco, Jr. 81, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The lifelong Manteca resident was born in Oakland, California on September 3, 1937 to the late Abel and Maria Branco of Branco’s Tractor & Equipment Co.

Abe leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 22 years, Louise, three sons, Mark (Doreen), Steve, (Jennifer), and Curtis (Jannelle), 17 grandchildren, five great grandchildren with one more arriving soon.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019 at PL Fry & Son Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. An online guest book is available at for condolences and special messages to the family.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday March 27, 2019