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Lou Francesconi

Louis (Lou) entered his eternal home on June 22, 2022 at Mercy McMahon Terrace in Sacramento CA. Lou was born November 7, 1925 the son of Bonifacio and Eugenia (Giannini) Francesconi in Sacramento, CA. Lou graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School in 1944 before enlisting in the Navy during WWII.  He fought in the Pacific on the USS Meriwether as a Medic. In 1947 Lou started dating Marge Giovannoni they first met in 1930 when they were flower girl and ring bearer in Lou’s brothers wedding and were married on July 17, 1948. They had two sons, Michael and Thomas and lived in their final home for 69 years. Lou worked as a fireman for about a year but decided to work in the grocery industry. He worked at Arata Bros for 30 years and with Raley’s for 5 where he retired.  Lou and Marge enjoyed traveling and cooking big meals for family & friends. Lou loved his church, was a Eucharistic minister, and in later years they went to mass every day. Lou belonged to the Italian Catholic Federation, Knights of Columbus, Romulus Club and Piemonte Reale. Lou played golf at Cordova Golf Club every Tuesday with a group they called Head Hunters where he had a hole-in-one. Lou was a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. Lou is preceded in death by his parents and sister/zia, Liz Bertacchi and brother/zio, Armando. He will be deeply missed by his two sons, Mike (Nanci) Francesconi, Tom (JoAnn) Francesconi, three grandchildren; Lisa (Jeff) Hammond, Mikie (Melissa) Francesconi, Gina (Matt) McDonald, step-granddaughter Andrea Wiley, and five great-grandchildren, Taylor & Adam Hammond, Jack & Andrew Francesconi and Isabella McDonald, nephew Don Francesconi, niece Bobbie Bianchini, sister-in-law Rose Bertacchi and numerous other family members. Mass will be held July 14th at St Mary’s Cemetery Chapel, 6509 Fruitridge Rd. at 10:00am.  Burial will follow with the Celebration of Life after at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd. Thank you to Snowline Hospice for their loving care and special thanks to Karen (our family angel), James & Angell. Also, special thanks to Jasmine, Abraham, Netu and all the staff at Mercy McMahon Terrace for their love and friendship, also Monsignor O’Conner for his friendship and special blessings in Lou’s final hours.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Thursday, July 14, 2022
10:00 AM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA 95820


Thursday, July 14, 2022
11:00 AM

St. Mary’s Cemetery
6700 21st Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95820


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Dante Club
2330 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95825