Jeannie Alice Francone Dec. 27, 1930 - Feb. 28, 2012 Resident of Castro Valley, CA Jeannie was born in Oakland, CA. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Nicola S. Francone; her children Stephania Francone, Karen Francone-Hart (Kenneth R. Hart II), Martin Francone (Anna Fong); her siblings Dolores Rodrigues, Allison Martin, Carolyn McQuaide; plus many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Michael and Alice Martin. Jeannie was a member of the Bon Tempo, Vintage T-Bird and Cadillac Clubs. Jeannie loved being by the water, especially the ocean. She also loved to sit in her backyard and water her beautiful garden. She very much enjoyed visiting with family and friends at get-togethers, restaurants, and even on the phone. Jeannie was a loving spirit with a sparkle in her eye and a very warm heart. She was an empathetic listener. Most of all, she was a caring and loving wife and mother. We will all miss her dearly. Family and friends are invited to attend a Rosary on Wednesday, March 7th, at 7:00 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church on 22824 Second St. at D St. in Hayward, CA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8th at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Church. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Holy Angels Sorensen Chapel 510-581-1234
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 4, 2012