Francesca Rose Basquez

Obituary

March 20, 1967 December 6, 2020

Francesca Rose Basquez affectionately known by many as Mama Francie passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. Francie was born to Donald Maria and Babe Huber on March 20, 1967 in Sacramento, joining her older siblings Mike, Lisa, and Tony Maria. Francie was luckier than most, getting to be loved by her bonus parents Joyce and Chuck along with bonus siblings Jim and Gayle Lott and Heather Huber. She was thrilled to have been promoted from the baby of the family to big sister when the family welcomed Heather Maria to complete the modern day Brady Bunch family. Francie is proceeded in death by her father, Donald Maria.

Francie was never one to be lost in the crowd, as she was always the life of the party. Her smile could light up any room and always wanted everyone to feel welcome and like family. So much so, you probably met everyone a hundred times over.

Francie worked at AllData as an account executive for the past 20 years, where she enjoyed working with her work family and customers.

However, Francie’s would tell you that her biggest accomplishment was her three children Alyssa (Ryan) DeBois, Alexandria (Brian) Burns, and Joe (Ashlee) Basquez, III. Francie’s kids meant the world to her and she couldn’t be more proud of them and the people that they became. Her light shined brighter whenever she had the opportunity to brag about them.

Above all else, Francie’s best job title was “Nana” to the loves of her life, Parker Burns, and Nani and Knox DeBois. Francie beamed with pride over her grandchildren and spoiled them with unmeasurable love. She would talk about them to anyone who would listen and loved being able to experience life with them. Even through her hardest days, her grand babies made her smile and her eyes sparkle.

Mama Francie loved all of her children’s friends and her friends’ children as if they were her own. She was very involved in the local softball community for the past 25 years. Francie loved a good fundraiser and a good party to go with it. She wanted as many players to be able to play the game as possible and their parents not have to worry about the financial burden, but to just play for the Love of the game. Francie was on the Board for Elk Grove Girls Softball League, Elk Grove High School Softball Boosters, and was a founding board member of the LTG Lions softball club.

Francie lived a full and wonderful life and wanted everyone to celebrate her life the way she celebrated it.

A viewing will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 1-4 pm.

Services will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10 am. A small, socially distanced reception to follow for those who wish to attend.

Both events will held at East Lawn Park and Mortuary in Elk Grove.

Masks will be required for both events and social distancing will be in place.

A celebration of life will be held later in the spring, when time allows for all to be able to enjoy and celebrate the Francie way, with Franceritas in hand!

A scholarship fund has been created to help continue the fundraising efforts of Francie in helping softball players continue playing the game. Any donations can be made to the Mama Francie Scholarship Fund.

Guestbook

  • Kelly Sothard says:

    Francie was such a wonderful and welcoming person. I am so glad to have met her in life. Many distant Ohio hugs to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Raymond Aguilar says:

    I remember spending the 4th of July with my sister in 2015. She says we’re going over Francie’s house. We had never met. From the minute she opened the door, I felt at home. When my dad was on his last few weeks, Francie brought over food for over two weeks straight. She was a loving, caring woman towards whomever she met. You will always be loved. Thank you Lord for bringing her in my life.

  • Geri Driggers says:

    Cuz you will be missed. Now your with Auntie and Uncle Eddie and the rest of our clan. We will love you always.

  • Rickey Moore says:

    Ohhh Mama Francie how much you will be missed. Thank you welcoming us as family. Thank you for raising great kids who have become family. Thank you for being you. I made you a promise that i will always hold true. We are going to miss you soo much. Love you with all my heart Mama. We will see you again but until then you are always on our minds and forever in our hearts!!

  • Wes Mulholland says:

    Francie, your in a better place now, I enjoyed your friendship and working with you at ALLDATA. RIP, you will be missed my friend

  • Lauren Schultz says:

    You always had a smile for me when we crossed paths at ALLDATA. You were a fun Lady and great to chat with. My sincerest condolences to your family and all who loved you. ❤🙏

  • Rebecca Toto says:

    Francie,
    You truly were a light that shined bright in this world and now you are a star shining down on all of us. We were blessed to have known you and have your friendship. We will miss your laugh, smile and fun times but will always have you in our hearts. We love you Francie. Shine bright beautiful! ❤️

  • Karen Santana - Perez says:

    I was just telling your mom you we’re such a cute little girl who became this beautiful strong woman. You will be missed by so many family and friends. Love to you always Francie

  • Valerie Stewart says:

    Such beautiful words for a wonderful woman. We’ll all see you again one day

  • Laurie Cisneros says:

    My world is a better place because of you. Love and miss you so much.

  • Frankie Miranda says:

    Our deepest condolences to all. Continuing prayers for you guys.
    The Frankie Miranda familia.

  • Scott Castle says:

    Rest easy Francie. I’m sure you’re up there, drink in hand making everyone smile just like you did down here.

  • Tony Maria says:

    She never surprized me in the way she touched so many lives I (we) will always remember her with love and admiration.

  • Mo Crowley says:

    We will miss you so much Francie! You were a bright and beautiful light in this world and I was lucky to know you. Thank you for being such an amazing friend to Kat. Parties just won’t be the same without you.

  • Kevin McKenna says:

    RIP to the spark of our ALLDATA team ..never afraid to stick up for what she thought was best….my cancer warrior companion…rest easy my friend

  • Chan says:

    Good bye for now Francie. RIP. You will forever continue to live in my heart. See you on the other side. ❤️❤️

  • Mickey says:

    I can’t express the loss I feel but the gain that heaven received is far more!!! Francie you were the most caring, loving, and generous person I will ever known. You loved far beyond words could express and were one of a kind!! I’m so grateful that you were my very best friend and I sincerely loved you more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for sharing your wonderful children, your amazing life and your unconditional love!
    You were funny, you were passionate , dedicated and always found the best in people. You knew everyone needed to be loved. You always saw the best in people and never wanted anyone to have regrets. Your determination was fierce! I just know you are celebrating and living to the fullest again, singing, dancing with that radiant smile you had. Lots of love sent to you forever and ever! Mickey

  • Kim Camacho says:

    I have only known Francie through family members but got to know her and her kids for the last 15 years. She was always open minded and welcomed us with open arms. My heart is broken but I know that she is watching down on all of us. Miss you Mama Francie. Spread your wings and fly🙏🏼💗

  • Craig says:

    Rest in peace, Francie. You always made me laugh and always welcomed conversations whether at work or outside work. You always taught me that “sharing is caring”. You will be missed <3

  • Tracy Towns says:

    My condolences to Francie’s family and close friends. A real bright light to work with at ALLDATA. Made a difference with her caring demeanor and vivacious personality. You will be missed.

  • Beverly Bond says:

    Francie you were always just a very bright light in this world an you will be sorely missed. However I am sure you now have that light an infectious smile beaming in heaven. I bwas blessed when I gained you as my neice. Auntie Bev

  • Mike Oliver says:

    What a blessing it has been to have you as a friend, Ms.Francie.

  • Aisha Gibson says:

    Francie, you know we love you. Thank you for your friendship and for embracing us as family. There’s not many in the world that I’ve come across with such a loving and giving spirit like yours. What a blessing our lives are to have had you in it. Your kindness, tenacity, and vibrance brightly beamed for all to see. Your smile, you overly introducing people, and you being the first and last person on the dance floor will be missed! Francie, you will be missed!

  • Gabriel Gibson says:

    It was a blessing to have had the opportunity to have Francie in my family’s life. We shared many good times at work(ALLDATA) and outside of work. I had a huge amount of respect for Francie as she dedicated so much of her time and was selfless in her pursuit to help others. It always inspired me to see Francie put a fundraiser together, take care of business and still be able to enjoy herself . Francie was the type of person that would make you think about what is really important in life. She was full of life lessons and loved to share, as she would always say “sharing is caring “. Thank you Francie for leaving an amazing legacy that has touched so many life’s and made this world a better place.

  • Kelly and Todd Immoos says:

    Francie was such a beautiful, caring and selfless person. We were so privileged to have her in our lives and call her our friend. She will sorely missed, but never forgotten!!

  • Aman Kaur says:

    Hi mama. Thanks for all the laughter and our talks of life’s blessings and challenges. You helped me make sense of things and gave me a positive perspective on whatever topic we discussed and there were many! I will forever cherish our time at and away from ALLDATA. Rest in peace my beautiful friend. Cheers.

  • Cherry Scott says:

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted ” Matthew 5:4.
    May it be a source of inner strength to know that there’s a loving God watching over you and that throughout this time of need He’ll stay close by your side.
    My prayers are with you, keep your special, loving memories close.
    Love you all.
    Retired Work Mom Cherry

  • Jim Connick says:

    My wife and I have prayed and will continue to pray for the family of Francie at their loss. My bible study group lifted the family up in prayer this morning as well. Although I was not able to join the Zoom meeting this morning, I am with you all in spirit. The Francie/mom/grandmother that all of you knew, we also were privileged to know at her ALLDATA family – know that loved shared does not decrease. God’s blessings

  • Lisa says:

    My sister was a lovely woman. I’ve missed her over the years but never stopped thinking of her.

    Her children are a direct reflection of their mother; kind and thoughtful. I wish them Godspeed in mending their hearts.

    Francie was beloved by those who were fortunate to know her. She will be sorely missed.

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