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Theresa Olga Osuna Franscella
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Theresa Olga Osuna Franscella, of Ripon, California died Saturday, September 25, 2010 from complications of pneumonia.

Born in Mazatlan, Mexico, June 29, 1934, to Daniel Osuna and Theresa Righetti Osuna. She was the eldest of four siblings and helped her mother when her father suddenly passed away at the age of 10 years old. Olga was an excellent student and studied abroad coming to the United States to attend and finish high school.

She returned to her hometown to be crowned Queen of the 1954 Mazatlan Mardi Gras. During her reigning year as queen she did various community and public appearances. She married Aldo Franscella in 1960 and moved to California where she continued to live till her passing. Olga took on a position teaching for the Migrant Education Bureau in 1970 where she taught in Escalon until she retired in 1999.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She doted over her 3 grandchildren who live in Southern California

Olga is survived by her husband, Aldo, her daughter Sandy; her two sisters, Rosemarie and Florie; her brother, Luis; and her three grandchildren, Angelina, Samuel, and Cassandra.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at St. Patrick’s Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her grandchildren.   Arrangements by Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel with an online guest registry available at