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Apolonio Franco
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Apolinio Franco, Sr.Apolonio Franco, Sr., age 82, of Galveston died Friday, December 7, 2007 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Father John Bok, OFM celebrant. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday with a rosary to be recited at 6:30pm.

Apolonio was born April 10, 1925 in Corn City, Texas to Pablo and Estephana Longoria Franco. After marrying Adela Herrera and moving to Galveston when he was 19 years old he worked for 23 years at the Cotton Concentration Company.  He then moved his family to Pasadena and was a warehouseman with the Port of Houston retiring with over 20 years of service. After the passing of his wife he returned to Galveston to live with his daughter, Elisa until the time when he was called home. Franco enjoyed fishing and eating his grandchildren’s home made cookies. They knew how to get to his heart with their genuine love and concern for him and his sweet tooth. Mr. Franco was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church; he enjoyed gardening and loved to play with his grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 46 years, Adela Herrera Franco, brother, Roberto Franco, sisters, Ramona Gutierrez and Lupe Pastrano, survivors include daughters, Yolanda Franco Cain of Texas City, Mimi Franco of Pasadena, Gloria Perez and husband Robert of Texas City, and Elisa Franco Trevino and husband Juan of Galveston; sons, Erasmo Franco and wife Mary of Galveston, Apolonio Franco, Jr. and wife Rosa of Santa Fe, and Juan Pablo Franco of San Antonio; sister, Tomasa Montemayor of Beeville; brothers, Alonso Franco of Sinton, and Pablo Franco and wife Eva of Corpus Christi; 26 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The family would like to thank his care giver Rosa Carrasco, the nurses and staff at Sigma Heath Care and the 10th floor staff of UTMB Geriatrics for their love and wonderful care given to Franco during these past months.




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