Buenos Aires Argentina 1949 Paso Robles 2018
A year ago today you left your favorite place for a better place.
Your kind and generous spirit will be forever missed. Your smile could light up a room and you shared your love and knowledge of food and travel with generations of family and friends. From your kitchen at home to kitchens in restaurants throughout your career you gave generously to all of those around you. Always treasuring the value of the friendship that you made and appreciating the contributions that each person brought to the table I will be forever grateful for the wonderful life that I shared with you. You were such a gift. When we met I realized that you were more than I knew to pray for, better than a dream.
Franco was a joy to behold. Starting his life in Argentina he embraced each new challenge in each new corner of the world as a privilege — always eager to learn all that life had to offer. He was fascinated by all of the possibilities of life and so humbled by all that God had given him. The world is a little better place because you shared yourself with all those you loved. Your name will always put a smile on the faces of those who remember.
Without your hand in mine your memory is all that’s left to hold.