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Albert Anthony Mendonca
World War II veteran
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Albert Anthony Mendonca, 86, entered into rest on April 8, 2010 in Rancho Cordova, California at the Mather Veterans Medical Center. He was born on January 14, 1924 in Oakland, California. He joins his wife Lillian in heaven as well as 4 brothers and sisters.

Mr. Mendonca is survived by his beloved children Ann Dubsky (Chuck), Denise Mendonca-Bryant, Patty Karpinski (Mark), Christine Mendonca-Reynolds, Albert J. Mendonca (Kelley), and Paul Mendonca (Julie). In addition Albert was blessed by 13 grandchildren; Jason, Jessica, Jennifer, Audrey, Kenneth, Kristin, Andrew, Megan, Myles, Brian, Russell, Chelsie, and Austin and one great-grandson Earl and soon to be blessed with another great-grandchild.

Albert served his country proudly through the United States Navy where he fought in World War II. He retired after 40 years as a farmer growing alfalfa and raising cattle in Fallon, Nevada. Albert and his wife moved from California to Fallon, NV in 1969 where they raised their children and 7 foster children. In 2003 he and his wife moved to Manteca to retire and to be closer to family. Albert was an extremely generous man consistently supporting the Franciscans – Sicilian Monastery. He enjoyed sailing his boat, wood carving and oil painting.. He loved music and was known to play the organ. Albert was a very intelligent man who had a wonderful sense of humor with a zest for life.

Mr. Mendonca’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery 17871 S. Carrolton Road, Escalon, California. An on-line guest book is available for condolences at
 Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, April 15, 2010