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Beatrice Virginia (Bea) Cardoza
July 23, 1926-August 14, 2020
Bea Cardoza
Beatrice Virginia (Bea) Cardoza, 94, entered into rest on August 14, 2020 at her home in Manteca, CA. She was born on July 23, 1926 in Brawley, CA. She is preceded in death by her first husband Johnnie M. Leandro, second husband Albert Victor Cardoza (married 49 years), and her two sons, Ronald Leandro and Daniel Leandro.
   Mrs. Cardoza is survived by her loving family children, Constance (William), Haskett, Rosemarie (Tommy) Kleinert,  Gloria Jean (Michael) Costa, Johnnie (Irene) Leandro, Albert (Beverly) Cardoza Jr. and Robert (June) Cardoza; grandchildren, William (Cindy) Haskett, Gloria (James) Teeple, Christopher (Denise) Kleinert, Michael (Darlene)Costa, Mindy (Mark) Downing, John Daniel Leandro, Lisa Leandro (Gina Ramsey), Anthony (Shelly) Cardoza, Angela Cardoza and Robert Cardoza;sister Liz Vieira, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren who she adored.
   Bea was a resident of Manteca for nearly her whole life graduating from Manteca High School in 1944. She took pride in being a homemaker raising her children and tending to the family almond ranch. She was a member St. Anthony's Catholic Church, FESM, MRPS, Italian Catholic Federation and UPEC. Bea was a talented seamstress, enjoyed Giants and A's baseball and traveling to Half Moon Bay to visit family. She had a knack for planning special events that were extremely memorable, especially her fabulous Christmas parties at the ranch, which always included a visit from Santa arriving in a helicopter distributing candy canes to everyone. She created Christmas aprons for family members who participated as Santa's helpers for this event. Bea's life always revolved around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She always took time to have lunch dates with her kids and attend many sporting events supporting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her unconditional love for her family never went unnoticed.    P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Cardoza family. Due to COVID-19 all services are being held private. She will be laid to rest at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  An online tribute page is available for condolences to the family at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, August 22, 2020