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Leonora Lee Medeiros
Retired MHS food service worker
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Leonora “Lee” Medeiros, 81, entered into rest on November 19, 2010 in Folsom, California. She was born on June 7, 1929 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Dominic and Margaret Diamonte in Manteca, California.

Mrs. Medeiros is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Albert Medeiros. She has two children; Larry Medeiros and his wife Maryann, and Shirley Gregory and her husband Ted. She was blessed by 5 grandsons; Jonathon Medeiros, Robby Turnage, Kevin Gregory, Jeff Gregory and Brandon Gregory. She has 7 great-grandchildren whom she adored; Valerie, Kodye, Jared, Jeffrey, Tabitha, Hannah, and Brandon. In addition Lee is survived by two sisters, Lois Moss and Joyce Lopes.

Mrs. Medeiros was employed by Manteca Unified School District in food service at Manteca High School eventually retiring after 18 years of service. In the ‘50s and ‘60s Lee was deeply involved with the Rustic Elementary School music programs where they performed every year at Manteca High School auditorium. She enjoyed reading and playing Canasta with her grandsons. She was well known for her delicious homemade raviolis and other tasty recipes that her family thoroughly enjoyed. Throughout Lee’s lifetime she was most proud of her family. Her grandsons and great-grandchildren were commonly known as her “Angels.” She enjoyed every waking moment she spent with them. Lee will be remembered for her easygoing patient personality, her love for all children and her good heart towards others.

Mrs. Medeiros’ services are being held by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. held at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca, California. She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Manteca Historical Society. An online guest book is available at