Anna Franco, 94, Vero Beach

Anna Franco, 94, of Vero Beach, died July 6, 2009. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach for four years, coming from Fort Pierce. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Richard; daughter, Annamay Nies, of West Allenhurst, N.J.; sons, Richard Franco Jr., of Vero Beach, Nicholas Franco, of Fort Pierce, and Arthur Franco, of Centerville, Mass.; sisters, Helen Mezger and Irene Ricardi, both of Vero Beach; brothers, Robert Troy, of Vero Beach, Dick Troy, of Sebastian, and Dan Troy, of Whidbey Island, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Olenhaus; and brothers, Gene Troy, Alfred Troy, Willie Troy, George Troy and Barney Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to Palm Gardens of Vero Beach, 1755 37th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. A private family service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory in Vero Beach. A guest book can be signed at

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