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YOUNGSTOWN Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home and a memorial Mass at 4 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Sta. Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Campbell for, Francisca Franqui Smallwood, 49, who passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Francisca was born Oct. 3, 1964, in Youngstown, the daughter of Frank Franqui Sr. and Carmen Bagley Franqui, and was a life long area resident.
She was a 1982 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Grade School.
Francisca was a loving mother and grandmother, who had a strong will to live and unwavering faith in God. She loved to cook, bake and watch movies.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her father, Frank Franqui Sr. of Austintown; her children, David V. DiGiacomo of Boardman, Joseph J. DiGiacomo of Boardman, Scarlett Smallwood of Youngstown, Rodney L. Smallwood Jr. of Youngstown and Mercedes M. Smallwood of Austintown; two grandchildren, Joseph F. DiGiacomo and Jordan J. DiGiacomo; brothers and sisters, William Cranston of Cape Coral, Fla., Charles Bagley of Arkansas, Daniel F. Franqui of Girard, Tracie N. Franqui of Girard and Mary Ann Franqui of Youngstown; and nieces and nephews, Mason A. Franqui, Billy Cranston, Kevin Cranston, Anna Marie Cranston, Aurelius Cranston and Kassy Cranston.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carmen; an infant son, Jared Smallwood; a brother, Frank Franqui Jr.; maternal grandparents, Russell and Lillian Bagley; and paternal grandparents, Julian and Marcelina Franqui.
The Franqui family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Franciscas family condolences.