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Mabel G. Machado
February 10, 1925-July 25, 2022
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Born in Hughson, California on February 10, 1925, Mabel G. Machado was 97 years 5 months 15 days and entered peacefully into rest on July 25, 2022.  She was a resident of Manteca for over 73 years. 

   She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank R. Machado, parents, Manuel and Serafina Santos, siblings Alice Maciel, Elsie Reis, Manuel Santos, Joseph “Todd” Santos, Eva Ross and Joaquin “Jack” Santos.  Mabel is survived by her loving family, seven children, Marlene Machado-Danbom (Andy), Frank A. Machado (Beatrice), Marianne E. Machado (Ellis Calija), Robert A. Machado (Tina), Donald A. Machado (Karan), John A. Machado (Lucy) and David A. Machado (Juline), all of whom she loved dearly.  She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren all of

whom she loved and would do anything for.

   Mable was extremely influential with the family business Frank R. Machado and Sons Dairy. She was a kind, caring and a giving person. She was also assertive and tough. Mabel was extremely hard working and would step up to milk cows, clean, drive the tractor or doing whatever needed to be done all while raising seven children.

She was a member of many clubs and organizations including St. Anthony’s

Catholic Church and the MRPS Hall where she spent 40 years coordinating

and managing the hall rentals. Mabel was talented at embroidery, crocheting

and enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches and especially playing cards

or jigsaw puzzles with her family. Above all, Mabel’s heart was always with

her family, she looked forward to individual special times and big family get togethers; her love was unconditional. Mabel will be remembered for her witty sarcastic character and her selfless giving and caring heart. She will be extremely missed by her daughters, along with her entire family including all those that knew and loved her.

   P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Machado family. A rosary/vigil will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 6 p.m. held at P.L. Fry and Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA Mass will be on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 11 a.m. held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 525 E. North St. Manteca, CA. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Mausoleum, 17871 Carrolton Road, Escalon, CA. We ask in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank at P. O. Box 4039, Manteca, CA 95337, or a charity of your choosing. For direct condolences to the family visit Mabel’s online tribute page at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Tuesday, August 2, 2022