Jose C. Franco, 77, entered into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Modesto California. He was born on Monday, July 16, 1934 in Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Trinida and Carlota Franco.
He leaves behind his loving wife who he was married to for 51 years Mrs. Maria M. Franco of Ripon. He is the father of Cecilia Franco-Ball and fiancé Richard, Magdalena Franco, Esperanza “Hope” Franco Carreno and Jose Franco and wife Kelly all of Ripon. He leaves behind his adored grandchildren; Nicholas Trinidad Ball, Bradley Blaine Ball and wife Amber, Spencer Andrew Ball, Maurice William Ball, Graciela Carlota Franco-Carreno, Diego Jordan Franco-Carreno, Elisabella Victoria Franco-Carreno, Emma Jean Franco and great grand baby Audrey Lynn Ball. Jose has 3 surviving siblings; Enrique Franco of NM, Manuel Franco of MX and Celia Franco Nunez of NM.
Jose was a contractor working the San Joaquin County vineyards. He came legally to the United States through the Bracero program to accomplish the America dream. Jose worked from sun up to sun down to provide the best he could for his family. His outstanding work ethics and dedication never went unnoticed. Everyone in his family was instilled true family values and to respect one another. In 1987 Jose went on to achieve his long time goal of becoming an American Citizen. Jose was truly devoted to his faith, as he and his wife where long time member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where they would sing in the choir and were the first to volunteer in any upcoming events. He was truly adored by his church family. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye and they always looked forward to a game of hide in seek. He enjoyed family get-togethers as he would make everyone laugh with his dry sense of humor. He will be remembered for being the best husband to his beloved wife, an admired father to his children, a cherished grandpa and for demonstrating and accomplishing the true “American Dream” A golden heart stop beating, hardworking hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.
Arrangements for Mr. Franco are under the direction of P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 30, 2012 from 1 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary immediately following. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 East North Street, Manteca. He will be laid to rest in his home town of Ripon at Ripon Cemetery, 102 S. Stockton Ave. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com. Search obituaries.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Monday, April 30, 2012