FRANZOIA, Joseph Francis
Joe was a native Sacramentan, born Sept. 4, 1920 to parents Sabino (John) and Rosina Franzoia, preceded in death. Passed away peacefully, Monday, April 21, 2014. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School and Santa Clara University. He joined the army serving in Italy during World War II with the Allied Control Commission. After returning from the service he married Dorothy Valerio and became a partner in the M & D Service Station. He later sold it and became a partner with his father-in-law, Peter Valerio, in the Rosemount Grill until his retirement. In semi-retirement, he worked for Brewster House in Davis and Old Ironsides in Sacramento. Joe was a member of Sierra View Country Club for over 50 years and an avid golfer having made 8 holes in one at various courses and locations. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and working crossword puzzles. He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 68 years, his daughter Joanne (Ralph) Campasano of Scottsdale, AZ, sons, James (Joh) of Los Angeles, Joel, Jeremy of Sacramento & Jeffrey (Colleen) of Albany, OR, grandsons Jared Franzoia, Ralph Campasano of AZ, granddaughters, Kahleen Biles of OR, Gianara Campasano of PA & 2 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his oldest son, John Peter, his brothers, Andrew and Alfred, sisters, Angelina Corti & Cecelia Gaddi. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a good and loving husband and father who will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial mass at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00AM.
Mass memorials can be given or donations made to the Sacramento Food Bank: 3333 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 25, 2014