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Rose Blanco
Feb. 27, 1930 to Sept. 13, 2009
Rose Blanco

Rose Blanco, 79, passed away peacefully  on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Crows  Landing to Joseph and Emily Pacheco and graduated from Patterson High  School in 1947.  In 1953 she married her beloved husband Stephen  Blanco and moved to Escalon where she resided for the remainder of her  life.  Rose enjoyed a 25-year career with the US Postal Service. In her retirement years Rose and her family enjoyed traveling extensively  to destinations such as Hong Kong, Ireland, Portugal and the Caribbean. She also held membership in numerous clubs including the Ghost Riders  Motorhome Club, the Red Hat Society, Cabrillo Civic Club, and the YLI  of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Rose is preceded in death  by her parents, husband Stephen, sister Mabel and brother Joe. She is survived by her children, Bob Blanco and his wife Michelle of  Atwater, Cathy Scott and her husband Ray, Shirley Hoover and her husband Ron, Tom Blanco and his wife Estela, and Sharon Caldwell and her husband  Steve, all of Escalon. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren,  7 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family members. 

A  rosary service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Highway 120 in Ripon/Escalon, and the funeral  will be held at the same location on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Community  Hospice at 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356, or The Stephen and Rose Blanco  Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits Escalon High School athletes,  in care of Guaranty Bank, Escalon Branch at 3380 McHenry Avenue, Escalon, CA  95320.  Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel with an online register  book at


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009