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Francisca, 91, of Hornell, NY passed away Friday morning May 3, 2013 at her home. A native of Cuba, she was born Feb. 20, 1922, the daughter of Diego and Isabel Reina Lopez and immigrated to the United States when she was in her early 20's. She resided in New Jersey and New York City for several years and was employed as a seamstress. Francisca moved to Hornell about 1- years ago to reside with her granddaughter, Dr. Lillian Ramos-Hendrickson.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann's Church in Hornell. Francisca will be remembered for her love of children and roses, photography and especially being able to reside with her granddaughter, Lillian.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Antonio Pinheiro and her stepdaughter, Olivia Ramos. She is survived by her sister, Aida Puentes of Long Island, her brother, Mario Lopez of New York City; her stepdaughter, Carmen Pinheiro of Arizona; her grandchildren, Dr, Lillian Ramos-Hendrickson (Jerry) of Hornell, Domingo Ramos Jr. of Arizona, Julie Hennessy of Colorado and Jacqueline Cacedras of Massachusetts; her great grandchildren, Samuel and Amanda Hendrickson of Hornell, nieces and nephews, including Arlene Puentes of Kingston, Mary Ann Puentes and Gilbert Puentes, both of Long Island.
The Family will receive their relatives and friends on Thursday from 7-9 PM at the Aquino Colonial Funeral Home 470 Colfax Avenue, Clifton (973) 956-1700. A memorial Service will be held on Friday at 10 AM at the funeral Home. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa. Friends may make memorial contributions to:
, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.
Aquino Colonial Funeral Home
470 Colfax Ave Clifton, NJ 07013
Published in The Record/Herald News on May 8, 2013