Agostino La Franca




Born: May 6, 1947
Death: October 3, 2017

Agostino La Franca, age 70 of Grand Rapids, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 03, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother Maria (nee Vitale) La Franca; father Vito La Franca; sister-in-law Cettina La Franca; and uncle Nunzio (Conchetta) Vitale; mother-in-law Rose Anne Stander. He is survived by his wife Joan Marie La Franca; children Maria-Linda (Jamie) Saldusky, Alessandro Vito (fiancee Lisa Cousins) La Franca, Lidia Marie La Franca; ex-wives Giovanna La Franca, Carol Champion; brother Franco La Franca; uncles Salvatore (Belinda Pierson) Vitale, Giuseppe Vitale; aunt Giuseppa (Andrea) Lo Giudice; nephews Marurizio Vito (Dawn Eleanor) La Franca, Roberto (Courtney) La Franca; grandchildren Gessica (Christian) Rodriguez, Gabriella Christman, Letizia La Franca, Alessio La Franca, Samantha Fuss; great nieces and nephews Isabella La Franca, Elen La Franca, Analia La Franca, Robbie La Franca (also Godson), Giuseppe La Franca; step-children Nyssa (Henry) Wilton, Brian Morris; step-grandchildren Oliver Wilton, Adam Wilton, Grayson Morris, Carter Morris; sister-in-law Mary (Art) Surowiec, Barbara Salamas; brother-in-law James Stander; also many more cousins, family and friends. Agostino was a loving father, husband, brother, uncle, nephew and son. His love of life, warmth and wit infused the lives he touched with joy and laughter. Visitation will be Thursday, 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m., with the Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 101 Hall St. S.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. Ted Kozlowski, presiding. Interment Graceland Memorial Park.

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