Tuesday, July 29, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Francisco Quitugua Cruz

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From page A4 | June 15, 2014 |

Cruz, Francisco

Jan. 11, 1931 – June 10, 2014

Francisco passed away peacefully after a long illness at NorthBay Medical Center on June 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 11, 1931, in Yona, Guam, to parents Manuel Borja Cruz and Demetila Quitugua Cruz.

He entered the United States Navy in September 1953 and served honorably until his retirement in September 1975. His last tour of duty was aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19). After serving 22 years with the U.S. Navy, he was employed by H.K. Ferguson Construction Company and then by Anheuser-Busch. He retired from Anheuser-Busch in May 1992 after working there 15 years.

He was an avid gardener and truly enjoyed the company of his family, friends and grandchildren. He also enjoyed socializing and dancing at parties with family and friends. He was a longstanding parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Providena; sons, Francis (Debbie), Paul (Patricia), James (Cindy) and Jesse (Kristina Cullen); daughter, Mary (Joseph Tydingco); grandsons, James Louis, Justin, Sean (Sarah), Thomas, Matthew, Brendan, Zachary, Cameron, Michael, Parker (Rike) and Michael (Tydingco); great-grandsons: Jacob, Jordan and Noah; siblings, Ramon (Lorenza), Manuel (Carmen), Fidela, Obedulia (Don Henderson); sisters–in-law, Mary Naputi, Veronica Blas, Emilia Gamboa, Dolores (Pascual Sablan), Victoria (Rudy Castro) and Martina Cruz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters, Cristobal, Santiago, Enrique, Dimas, Jesus, Pedro, Lourdes and Teresita.

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield, Calif. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at OLMC. Burial will be at Fairmont Memorial Park, 1901 Union Ave., Fairfield, Calif. A reception will follow at OLMC Golden Dome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OLMC Building Fund or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The family is grateful to the NorthBay Medical Center staff for their excellent care and services they provided during his brief stay at the hospital. Special thanks to Fairview Comfort Home Health providers for their excellent care of Francisco Cruz during his extended stay.

Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, Calif. 94533, www.bryanbraker.com.

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  • P.J.June 13, 2014 - 11:21 am

    Francisco was known as Frank to many outside of the Guamanian community. He was one of the finest men, and was greatly respected. After a beautiful and useful life this man is in God's arms. I offer my sympathy to the family

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  • Shannon ToporJune 13, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    As a friend of the family it saddens me to hear of their loss. I hope this poem will help them as it has helped me. Miss Me But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little--but not too long, And not with your head bowed low; Remember the love that we once shared Miss me--but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take, And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know, And busy your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me - but let me go.

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