Alex Lodi Laffranchi, 81, entered into rest on October 19, 2011 the same day he was born on in 1930 in Fortuna, Ca. He now joins his parents in heaven James and Mary Laffranchi. Mr. Laffranchi is survived by his wife of 55 years Beverly Laffranchi. His children are Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva. He was blessed by two grandchildren Nicole Silva and Ryan Silva. He adored his fourgreat-grandchildren Jorge Cedano, Nataila Cedano, NaLahna Cedano and Ryan Silva Jr. He has one brother Guido Laffranchi. In addition Alex has many nieces, nephews and extended family members who loved him dearly.
Alex was in the grocery industry for over 40 years, working for Russell’s, Clancy’s, The Food Bank and finally retiring as a manager at New Deal Market. Before entering in the work world, Alex proudly served his country through the United States Coast Guard where he was stationed in New Finland. Alex was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He was an avid fisherman and was excellent at woodworking. He was proud of his garden always tending to his palm trees. He and his wife Beverly loved to travel with friends. Some of their favorite destinations were Branson, Alaska and Nashville. They enjoyed day and weekend trips to local casinos. His greatgrandchildren were the light of his world. He loved attending his greatgrandson Jorge’s basketball games and flag football games as he was his biggest fan on the court and the field. Alex will be remembered as a man with a heart of gold that would do anything for anybody with no reserve. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Laffranchi’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. both held at P.L. Fry. A Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 E. North St., Manteca. He will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, October 21, 2011