May 18, 1953 – April 7, 2019
Francesca Piraino went home to meet her Heavenly Father on April 7th, 2019 at 7:36 A.M. She was 65 years of age.
Francesca was born on May 18, 1953 in Alcamo, Sicilia to the late Vincenzo and Anna Rizzo.
Francesca worked for a local retail company as head decorator for almost 30 years. She received Christ as her personal Savior in 1985 and dedicated her life to the Lord. She attended Pentecostals of Apopka and loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking their favorite meals and desserts.
Francesca is survived by her spouse, Isidoro Piraino, her four children, Rosalie (Michael Jason Garland), Anna (Benjamin Lively), Filip Piraino, and Victoria (James Taylor IV). She had seven grandchildren: Michael, Samuel, Jaydon, Natalia, MaKayla, Benjamin, and Riley Joy. Her siblings, Anna Rizzo and Leonardo Rizzo. She also left behind a family legacy, her mother in law, Rosalia Piraino, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, and so many friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Woodlawn Funeral Home in Gotha, Florida. Condolences may be offered at www.woodlawnfuneralhomegotha.com
- Francesca is survived by her spouse, Isidoro Piraino, her four children, Rosalie (Michael Jason Garland), Anna (Benjamin Lively), Filip Piraino, and Victoria (James Taylor IV). She had seven grandchildren: Michael, Samuel, Jaydon, Natalia, MaKayla, Benjamin, and Riley Joy. Her siblings, Anna Rizzo and Leonardo Rizzo. She also left behind a family legacy, her mother in law, Rosalia Piraino, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, and so many friends.
- Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Celebration of Francesca's Life Friday, April 12, 2019
- Committal & Entombment Friday, April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019
My dear Fran...
You were a true friend. The kind that only comes once in a life time. So very rare... Always there for me, never wavering. A loyal, faithful friend. You worked so hard at everything you did. Your job, your family, your church. I shall remember all the wonderful memories we shared. So many hours spent around your kitchen table while our two girls played together., but not before you had filled their bellies with one of your scrumptious dishes. Hannah always liked your round, crustless peanut butter sandwiches the best. 😊 Was there ever a time there wasn’t pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove? Something baking in the oven? Ahhh... cream puffs! I smile thinking about the times we played ‘sleuth’ & drove around with underwear on our heads to disguise our identity! lol (Yes, we really did that!😁) I am so broken-hearted & sad that we lost touch through distance & circumstance & that I wasn’t able to be there for you. However, I rejoice knowing you are safe & sound in your Father’s arms... I love you Fran.
April 11, 2019
My dearest Franca,
Heaven gained a beautiful angel and we lost you too soon. I have so many wonderful memories that will be in my heart forever; your kind and humble heart and spirit, your generosity, your passion in serving others was inspiring, your love and faith in Jesus Christ was contagious. it was never about you but to be a blessing to your family, friends or a stranger that was in need. You had the biggest heart. You are one of a kind and can never be replaced. My heart weeps because I will miss you terribly. Until we meet again in glory, I will love you forever. Your legacy will live on through your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Love ❤️ you ,
April 10, 2019
We will miss our thoughtful and loving cousin Franca! I enjoyed the warm chats we had on the phone catching up with the latest happenings in our families and in those of our relatives!
We will remember her as we saw her lastly, at Victoria & James’ wedding, looking fabulous and feeling joyful!
Her legacy will be living in all of us.❤️
May God Bless Our Dear Cousin Franca, her loving husband, children, and grandkids!🙏
Sending loving thoughts and prayers to the family,
Lilla & Joe Calvaruso and Family
Elena Piraino Velez
April 10, 2019
My heart is so heavy with sorrow. There is not enough beautiful things I could say about my sister-in-law Franca. I loved her like a sister, she was the most thoughtful person with the biggest heart. Gone too soon, but she will always continue to live in my heart! My condolences to her beautiful family she has given to all of us! Her spirit will live in each of them and will never end! Till we meet again, Love you always!
April 9, 2019
Dear Franca was my sister-in-law...she always made it known that I was family. She was loyal and kind. I loved her then and I always will. Rest in Peace Franca ....Love you.....until we meet again.