|Obituaries • 10-24-12||| Print ||
KINAVEY, Randall J.
PUCKETT, Marie G.
FIGUEIRA, Mae, of Castro Valley, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at age 87. Ms. Figueira was a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Church. Services will be held at a later date.
FRANCONE, Nick, resident of Castro Valley, February 12, 1931 – October 21, 2012. Nick Francone passed away on October 21 after a long valiant battle with his health. The oldest of four children, he was born into an Italian immigrant working class family in Ely, Nevada. His family headed west when he was a young boy and settled in Oakland. He graduated from Castlemont High School, where he met his sweetheart, Spanish beauty Jeannie Martin. They were happily married for 61 years. Nick was an Army veteran and a devoted husband and family man who dearly loved his wife and three children. Nick climbed the ladder of success from humble roots to the top. He reined as Operations Manager and Vice President of several meat packing companies and finally retired from Gallo Salami. His passion was to locate, purchase and restore vintage cars. For decades, he entered his classics into a variety of car shows throughout the state. He usually returned home with first-place ribbons. Nick was a member of the Buon Tempo, Cadillac, Model A and Thunderbird clubs. He will always be remembered for his courage under fire in the Army in the 50s and mostly in the last few years of his life, which he battled illness. His courageous spirit continued to amaze everyone around him until the very end. He is now reunited with the love of his life and no longer suffering. Nick is preceded in death by his wife, Jeannie, and brother, Benny. He is survived by his three children, Stephania, Karen (Kenny) and Martin (Anna); his brother, Bob (Vicki); sister, Candida (Al); and many loving relatives. Friends and family are invited to a Rosary/visitation on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, 1051 Harder Road, in Hayward, and his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 22824 Second St., in Hayward. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements made by Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, FD1456, (510) 537-6600.
KINAVEY, Randall J., of Castro Valley, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at age 62. A native of Oakland, Mr. Kinavey spent his career as an educator, teaching at Bishop O’Dowd in Oakland and California High School in San Ramon. He was known for his devotion to his students, spending much of his free time grading papers and writing countless letters of recommendation. He received the prestigious Warren W. Eukel Award for excellence in education in 2010. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25, at Willow Park Golf Course in Castro Valley.
PUCKETT, Marie G., of Castro Valley, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012, after a short illness. She was 91. A native of Kauai, Hawaii, Ms. Puckett was head of accounting at Lilli Ann fashion house of San Francisco and the William Matthews law firm. She was a world traveler. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 24, at Holy Angels Funeral Center at 1051 Harder Road in Hayward.