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Darlene Elaine Fry Quaresma
October 6, 1934-December 10, 2020
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Darlene Elaine Fry Quaresma, 86, entered into rest on December 10, 2020. She was born on October 6, 1934.                   
   Darlene is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years Raymond Quaresma and her parents, Paul and Lucille Fry.
   Darlene was blessed with five children, Raelene Minaudo (John), Diane Hedegard (Tom), Raymond Quaresma (Sue), Richard Quaresma (Sarah) all of Manteca, CA and Daryll Quaresma (Di) of Ripon, CA. Darlene had 14 grand children, Shaundra Minaudo and Randy Clough, John Minaudo (Leah), Denae Minaudo, Thomas  Hedegard (Janelle), Tara Schlecht (Adam), Tori Hedegard, Katelyn, Raeanne  Yamada (Jesse), Delaine Leary (Steven), Darian Lanting (Jonathon), Devanee Faure (Scott), Joseph, Jillian and Sophia Quaresma.
   She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Torin, Riley, Brett, Ellie, Walker and Willow. In addition, Darlene has three surviving siblings, Sandra Gilbeau (Gary), Paul Fry (Bonnie) and Denyce Gutierrez (Tony) as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members who loved her dearly.
   Darlene grew up in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School in 1953. There she met the love of her life Raymond and they married in 1954. She and her husband took their passion for agriculture to their family farm where they both worked for many years. It was there that she worked alongside her husband tirelessly to provide love and support to her family. Although the farm was very important to Darlene, she never lost site of the true importance of being a dedicated mother and wife. Through the years she played an active role in the Nile Garden Community Club, 4-H and was the Beef Leader with her husband Raymond. Darlene will be remembered for her dedication both her family and her community. She will be deeply missed.
   P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Quaresma family. Due to COVID19 all services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest at Tracy Mausoleum, 600 Shulte Rd., Tracy, CA. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Manteca Historical Society, 600 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca, CA. or Bethany Home, 930 W. Main St., Ripon, CA. 95366. An online guest book is available for condolences to the family at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, December 19, 2020