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 Manolito Francisco
Born: 01/05/1959
Died: 02/10/2015
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Manolito Francisco

Manolito “Lito” Francisco of Jersey City passed away at Jersey City Medical center on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  He was 57.

Born in San Francisco Del Monte, Philippines, Lito was the youngest of eight children. He came to United States in 1986 and settled in Jersey City. A trained Architect, he worked on 1 World Trade, World Trade Center, Port Authority, JFK and Newark Airports.  A devoted family man, Manolito enjoyed taking long drives and loved cooking and feeding his family.

Manolito is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Rosalia Buensuceso; cherished daughters, Kristine and Katrice; loving siblings, Nelia, Arnulfo, Myrna, Florecita, Lucila, Virgilio and  Deogenes; sisters-in-law Lydia, Minerva, Melita and Elvira; brother-in-law Eduardo and dear nephews and nieces, May, Cheryl, Flordeliz,Myra, Grace, Bryan, Paul, Aubrey, Andrew, Pauline and Mark.

Visitation will be at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ  07306 on Sunday and Monday from 4:00pm-9:00pm.  Relatives and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9am prior to the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at St. Aedan’s Church at 10am.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.
 
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jose & Lucy Almeida
Lucy Almeida
To the family of Manolito Francisco Our heartfelt condolence to you all. Eternal rest grant to Manolito Francisco, O' Lord Jesus and let perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen Our love and prayers to you Manolito and we will offer our Third Friday's 5:15pm mass and devotion to you and your family. God bless your family. May, Ida and St John's Third Friday Reparation Devotees
May, Ida and St John's Third Friday Reparation Devotees
Rest in peace our dear Piyop. Eternal rest grant to Manolito O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Our heartfelt condolence to your family. God bless and guide them in their time of sorrow.
Ta Yoyo and family
We are deeply saddened by your passing Piyop. Still, we know that you are now in a better place with our Creator. We also know that you were welcomed by Nanay, Tatay, and the rest of our relatives. We will surely miss you dear Piyop. May the Good Lord grant your soul eternal rest and may He also grant your family, relatives, and friends peace and comfort. We love you Piyop, till we meet again.
Ate Nely, Auntie Biyang, Ate Merna and family
To Rose and family. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers. Our thoughts are with you in this most difficult time and may God comfort you in your sorrow. Art & Melba
Art and Melba Nano
We will never forget your fun times with us in the Philippines, Tito Piyop. Aside from telling jokes, you loved making us laugh by speaking and acting like a girl. It is hard to be serious when you‚??re around. I recall you were lecturing me and a cousin or two about a misdemeanor we did, but we were smiling almost all throughout the lecture. If my memory serves me right you even looked for a belt, not to hurt us but to show us that you were really serious and we should stop smiling. Yes, that made us stop but at the end of the talk you made that ‚??gay hand gesture‚?? and got us all cracking up. You were not just a funny uncle but one who did not mind helping his very young nephews and nieces with their schoolwork. You always help us with all our drawing assignments while you were in college and us in grade school. Our teachers always asked us who did our projects or assignments, for your sketches are always on point. I can still picture the very life like Ibong Maya (Philippine National Bird during that time) sketch you did for my Araling Panlipunan assignment. We know the bunso is now with Lolo Tanchong and Lola Mary in heaven. We will never forget you, Tito Piyop, never have never will.
Valerie
Distance was never a measure of how close you are to us, though we were miles apart, you never made us feel like a distant relative whenever we had those brief moments when you visited Pinas. I was too young to recall, but stories from folks back home would tell how you were always the ever thoughtful brother and devoted friend. We‚??d always hear stories of you being the basketball legend here in Paltok. We Francisco boys could only hope to compare, but we were always proud to live up to your glory. I‚??m glad we finally got a chance to meet you when you went back, that brief stay showed me how you were the ever loving husband to Tita Rosal and a wonderful father to your daughters, Kelcie and Katrice. You‚??d call every day from Pinas to the states just to say hi, good morning, goodnight and I love you. The ever thoughtful brother to your kin, and how we‚??d hear nothing but good things from them about you as their bunso. I could listen to my folks, tita‚??s and tito‚??s all day and they‚??d never stop of telling stories about you. The hardworking Architect that designed the famous ‚??kambal‚?? houses in our Paltok ancestral home. The fun-loving and goofy Tito to your nieces and nephews, how you looked after us before you went for the states. And how you were ‚??one of the guys‚?? trying to be hip yet firm to me and my cousins when you went back in 2004. Goodbye Tito Piyop, thank you for the memories, the inspiration, your love and support. Say hi to Lolo and Lola for us. Kami na po Bahala sa mga kapatid mo. We‚??ll love them as much as you did, and we‚??ll continue your legacy. Rest assured we will also always be there for Tita Rosal, Kelcie and Katrice, and we‚??ll love and look after them, like how you looked after us. Paalam Tito Piyop, Salamat sa lahat. Till we meet again. Denden
Denden
As the youngest daughter of Arnulfo (Popo) Francisco, I was only 3 years old when Uncle Piyop left for the States. Then, I had the chance to know him better when our Grandfather Tanciong and Grandmother Mary died. I will never forget when we used to tease him to buy pizza and ice cream for us, and he wouldn't hesitate to treat us. He's a very jolly person, an Uncle that every niece or nephew would want to have. We were deeply saddened by your loss, Uncle Piyop. But we know that wherever you are right now, you're happy to be in God's loving arms together with Grannies. Your love for us will always be treasured. Goodbye for now Uncle,, but only for now..
Ivy Francisco Mendoza and family
What seems like just yesterday, now we have to say an unexpected goodbye to our beloved uncle Manolito Francisco whom we fondly called "Tito Piyop" son of the late Constancio Culata Francisco and Maria Hipol Francisco. He is the youngest brother of my dad among the eight siblings. His time with us seemed so incredibly short. Now we know Tito Piyop that your smiling down on us from heaven with Lola Mary & Lolo Tanchong! Tito Piyop, thank you and we love you! We will never forget you. You will always be in our hearts. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of our creator in heaven.
Leslie Francisco Lopez, Kuya Popo & Family
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