his two sons, Christopher (Laura) and Shawn (Caitlin), Granddaughters, Francesca, Rebecca, Sophie, Rosalee, grandson Calvin. He also leaves behind his brother David, two nephews and two nieces. His sister MaryEllen Smallwood preceded him.
Frank was a second generation rice farmer, who followed his father footsteps in the Princeton and Colusa area; farming rice for 52 years. He served as a board of director for the Farmers Rice Co-op for 21 years, the Willow Creek Mutual Water Company for 30 years, and the Colusa-Basin-Drain 20-47 for 18 years, until he was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia in 2007. He also was a faithful member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Princeton, and a member of the Princeton Portuguese Holy Ghost Society for 53 years.
His love of classic cars and hot rods was a passion for him, bringing him many hours of pleasure. He was a quiet, Honest and humble man, respected by all who new him.
He was a donor to the UCSF research program for the study of Frontal Temporal Dementia.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10:00a.m. Tuesday, December 3rd at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colusa. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Franks name to the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, P.O. Box 45339 San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 .