Francisco “Frank” Alonzo, 79, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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Frank was born on March 9, 1941 in Kerens, Texas to Refugio and Augustina Alonzo and was the eldest of 10 children. He served for the Army and then after discharge continued to serve in the Army Reserves. Frank started his long-term career with Sears where he was known for his amazing work-ethic and dedication and retired after 43 years. Frank was happily married for 43 years to Linda Armenta Alonzo and after a short engagement they embarked on a wonderful and loving life together. Frank loved to repair anything from cars to lawn mowers, was an excellent handy man and was always willing to help a friend.
Frank is proceeded in death by his wife and parents, sister Modesta McElwreath, brothers Paul and Nicholas Alonzo, brothers in-law Jesse Armenta and Auggie Iglesias and nephews Paul Alonzo, Jr. and David McElwreath.
Frank is survived by his daughter Connie Alonzo, son Frankie Alonzo, granddaughter Isabella Alonzo and grandson Julian Alonzo; siblings, Jovita Aleman and husband Fred, Besita Allen and husband Johnny, Magdalena Vargas and husband Victor, Domingo Alonzo and wife Mercy, Fanny Rodriguez and husband Abby, and Mary DeLaRosa and husband Pete; his in-laws, who made him feel like a brother, Marshall Armenta, Sandra Valdez, Alvin Armenta and his wife Delia and sister in-law, Martha Iglesias, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00PM with the Rosary starting at 7:00PM. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10:00AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Juan Carlos officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced.
The family wish to thank the staff of Legacy West Nursing Home and New Century Hospice who provided our dad with excellent care and gave us comfort in knowing that they were there for him when we couldn’t be during these challenging times. Also, a special thanks to Letica, Teresa and Maricruz.