Francisco Leal, Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather went on to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer at the age of 60 on Saturday, the 27th of October|
Born in Curias, Tamps., Mexico, "Paco," as his friends would call him, worked for more 20 years for Craig Sheffield and Austin out of Houston in various parts of Texas until forced to retire due to his illness. His hard work and dedication to his living family will be truly missed by all of those who knew him and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ruperto and Josefina Leal.
Francisco is survived by his loving and caring wife of 39 years Paulina Leal; daughters Yesenia (Ruben Cruz), Araceli (Adrian Gonzalez); son Francisco Leal Jr. (Janie Galvan); and his youngest daughter, Vanessa Leal; brothers Majin, Santos; and sister Trinidad Leal; grandchildren, Adrian, Angel and Arely Gonzalez; Korina, Ruben, Fernanda and Diego Cruz; numerous nieces and nephews to mention.
The Leal family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Sundeep Ready along with the doctors and staff at M.D. Anderson in Houston for the special care to our loved Francisco during his courageous battle.
Visitation will be held today 1 to 9 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 29, at Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista.
Chapel service will be held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista with a committal service to follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.
You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to Francisco Leal's family at www.funerariadelangelbuenavista.com.
Interment to follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista, Cemetery and Mausoleum, 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78521, 956-541-5400, Dignity Memorial Provider.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Oct. 30, 2012