Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel

710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA


Friends and family are invited to a Memorial/Rosary on Sunday November 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at

Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow Street in San Jose.

Sara Nicole Francia

September 21, 1984October 28, 2019
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Sara Nicole Francia was born on September 21, 1984 and passed away on October 28, 2019. She is survived by her parents Anthony and Joanne Francia and her sister Amanda Francia, and the love of her life, Andrew Lindmeier.

She is also survived by a very large extended family of grandparents Peter T. and Mary Pat Cirivilleri and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was dearly loved by all.

Sara also had many friends who loved her. Sara was someone who made lifelong friends from everywhere she went in life: Holy Family School, where she attended Pre-K through 8th grade and Gunderson High School as well as every place she ever worked - Olive Garden, Buca de Beppo, AA Lock, Don Wade Electric, and Classic Vacations.

Sara was a beautiful person, inside and out. She was generous and giving and would do anything for anyone who needed her. Some of the things her friends have said about her are that she was an amazing friend with a great heart and one of the nicest and most genuine people, and much more. She possessed a quick wit and a great sense of humor.

We will miss her funny handmade cards and gift tags, her hilarious snap chat videos, and silly nicknames. She had a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Her great loves besides family and friends were her cats, Clowey and Marleau and of course, her San Jose Sharks. Sara was a big Sharks fan and even got her sister and her mom to become avid fans. She also was a fan of the San Francisco Giants.

It must also be mentioned that Sara was a fabulous cook. Holiday traditions were very important to her and years ago she took on almost all of the shopping and cooking for the family holiday celebrations.

We’re going to miss our beautiful Sara more than words can express.

Friends and family are invited to a Memorial/Rosary on Sunday November 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow Street, San Jose.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.LimaFamilyEricksonMemorial.com for the Francia family.


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Loretta Pehanich

November 4, 2019

The Francia family was always a blessing at Holy Family. My girls Liliana and Sarah remember your Amanda and Sara with love. I can only imagine the heartbreak of losing your precious girl.
Know that we are praying for all of you and holding you close in our hearts.
I just heard about Sara’s early departure to Heaven this morning.
Maybe she send many blessings to those who she leaves behind.
With love,
Loretta and Steve and family

Jmyya Washington

November 4, 2019

Sara I did not know u but I read this obituary and had to say something god gained a beautiful angel 😇 rest in paradise Sara

Kari Burnett

November 3, 2019

Dearest Sara,

I am so deeply sad for all of your family and loved ones. You were always one of the most caring people in our little group of friends. We all had so many crazy adventures together. They are some of my most treasured memories and I wish I appreciated those moments more. I was so happy to have you at my wedding. When CJ was in his accident you were right there by his side. You always showed up when the people you loved needed you. It sounds like you found an amazing boyfriend who was all of those things for you. I’m heartbroken for him and for all of us. I wish I had kept in better touch over the past few years. You were taken from this world to soon and we will all miss you fiercely. To your baby sister Amanda, my heart is broken for you I know how much your big sister meant to you. We are all here for you. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there today with all of you to celebrate Sara’s amazing life. Rest In Peace sweet Sara until we all meet in another place.

Love Kari

Verna Noyd

November 1, 2019

Dear Sara...Although I met you only once at Daniel and Josh's reception a few weeks ago, I found you to be sweet, kind, and funny. I know when you entered the heavenly gates in heaven, you were presented with your angel wings. I know you had a lasting affect on many people, but know they will cherish the time and memories you made with them. RIP sweet gal.

Patrice Anderson

November 1, 2019


I have come to know you in the past few years as one of my daughter, Alisa's, very few best friends. One that has been there for every surgery and every moment she needed support. I have also come to know you as the caregiver of our pets while we were away. You were so kind and caring, and our "Cokie Dokie" will miss your visits. Also, as a co-worker to my son, Daniel, he is missing you terribly. I was so glad we all got to be with you at his reception recently, the last time we all saw you. I know you are in the hand's of God, and he will take extra special care of you. You were an angel that we, on earth, will all miss. There is a little part of our hearts missing that included you. Rest in peace Sara.

Victor Lipari

November 1, 2019

I want to send my sincere condolences to Joanne and her entire family.

I never knew Sara but knew of her and what a wonderful young woman who made this world a much happier place in so many ways.

She will be especially missed for the holidays with her fine cooking skills and wonderful foods that she prepared.

She will live on in everyone's hearts who loved her dearly and she will always be fondly remembered.

May she rest in peace.

Victor Lipari
Albuquerque, NM.

Cj Larkin

November 1, 2019

My Sara Beara,
Dude I’m so lost right now! I have known you for 20 years and it’s not easy on me with all the memories I have of us. Yes some were rough but the others were so much better.
I knew I could call you at any time know matter what it was and you would get on what I asked for you to do. I can’t count how many times when I was working in Milpitas and my car was not working you would be dead asleep at 0630 in the morning and I would call you repeatedly till I got you on the phone which was like the second time if you didn’t answer the first. I would say in a panic dude I’m going to be late I need ride. You’d get up out of bed in your pjs and rush over to the house and pick me up to get me to works on time.
Your courage and strength was something that not to many people have and you would never let someone stop you from your passion of family friends. Out of our group you were the one that everyone could always count on to be there and to make sure we all were happy even when we had bad times. When I left to the military and was over seas you were the one person that I could call to keep me updated on what everyone is doing and tell them hello for me.
Shark fan’s have nothing on you, like your mother and sister said you would make someone a fan of the Sharks know matter what like you did with me. You got me hooked on our boys. I’m glad I was able to get to meet one of the best players with you by my side Mr. Joe Pavelski.
Sara I know you will always be here in spirit with us. I love you to death and beyond and wish we could have stayed in better touch. I wish you were here still as well as your family does. You’ll be truly missed and this world has lost one of the most sweetest and kindness people ever to come across!!!

Blake Bucalo

November 1, 2019

I know you are looking down on me as I write this laughing your ass off knowing how terrible I am at putting my feelings into words. That laugh of yours is contagious dude and I can hear it clearly in my mind, makes me happy.

Every memory I have of you and our adventures makes me happy & proud. We are such different people and yet you still let me be a part of your life, even in times I didn't deserve to be, you never gave up on me.

Thank you for talking to me often during my struggles with addiction and empowering me to be a better man for my daughter. You have no idea how big a part you played when I was trying to get custody of my daughter Aria, you literally saved my life in so many ways, on many different levels and don't think I could have pulled it all off without you in my life. My only regret is that you never got to meet my daughter and it kills me she won't get to meet the best person I've ever known.

I wouldn't be half the father I am if I didn't have you in my life growing up. You taught me how to be a friend in ways no one else has and I'm honored to have known you for so long. Next time I'm in Cali I'm taking Aria up Hicks Rd in your memory.

I'm proud to have been your Manwhore
(inside joke folks). If the world could have more people like you we'd be in a far better place. I'll always remember you and can't wait to see again. Love you Big Sara Dog-R-R-R-R.
Goodbye my friend. ❤

Anne Trull

November 1, 2019

Tony, Joanne, Amanda, Andrew and family,

My heart and my thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. It is because of you that I was able to know and love Sara, and for that I am forever grateful.

My Sawa,

Since the day we met, I knew we’d be friends forever. I just never thought forever would be so short.

I still can’t believe that you’re gone. You were taken from us way too soon. I love you and miss you terribly my dear friend.

I’ll always remember our chats in the car, suntanning by the pool during the summer, going to sharks games (somehow you always got the best seats!), backyard bbqs, seeing The Cure together, and dinners at the Cheesecake Factory. I think I’ll be having your favorite, the crispy chicken costelleta, the next time I go.

Thank you for being such a good friend to me. I take comfort knowing that your love and our memories will live forever in my heart.

Your Anna Banana

Alisa Anderson

October 31, 2019


Gosh, where to begin. This is such a struggle for me writing to you on your obituary rather than sending you a text. You have always been such a caring and giving person. I appreciated you so much for always being there. Now it is my turn to be there for Tony, Joanne, Amanda, and Andrew. Love you so much and I look forward to the day we are reunited. Xoxo