Frank M. Fagundes, Jr. Frank M. Fagundes, Jr. passed away January 20, 2013. He was married to his beloved wife Anne for 71 years. Frank was born in Tulare, CA. on March 24, 1920 to Frank Sr. and Mary Fagundes and lived his entire life in Tulare the community he loved. Frank spent his boyhood and young adult life on the family dairy ranch west of town on Ave 256 and attended Linder School and Tulare Union High School. Frank met his wife to be, Anne Lawrence at a dance at the T.D.E.S. lodge and they begin their life journey together on June 26, 1941. They were blessed with the birth of a daughter Gloria. Frank continued with the Dairy and ranching until the early 1950s. He then left and went to work in the Auto industry with a local auto dealer and remained in sales for over 30 years. In retirement Frank and Anne were very active at Senior Dances and loved to visit with his many friends at social gatherings. Frank is a long standing member of the T.D.E.S. Committee, Cabrillo Civic Club, St. Rita's Altar Society and for over 30 yrs. carried Our Lady of Fatima Statue during the annual celebrations with his dear deceased friend Tony Silva. Frank was a sweet, gentle, and loyal man to everyone who knew him. And will be deeply missed by his loving family and his devoted sweetheart Anne, who was always at his side. Frank is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Gloria and Son in law Chuck Sanders of Tulare and grandson Darren Sanders of Palm Desert, CA. Granddaughters Carla Zarcharzuk and husband Paul of Menifee, CA. Jennifer DiCicco and husband Anthony of Mayfield Hts., Ohio, Cyndy Favilla of Fresno, CA. and Seven Great Grand Children. His Brothers Tony and wife Mary Fagundes, Manual and wife Lucille Fagundes, his Sister Magdalene and husband Milton Medeiros and many Nieces and Nephews. The Family wishes to thank the staff at Tulare Nursing and Rehab Center for their loving care. . Visitation will be held at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, 151 N. "H" St. Tulare, Ca. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm. Rosary And Mass will be held on January 25, 2013, 1pm at S. Aloysius Catholic Church, 125 East Pleasant Ave. Tulare, CA. Arrangements are entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013