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Jesus "Jesse" Avina

October 19, 1931 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 87)

Jesus “Jesse” Avina passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2019 in Modesto at the age of 87.  Jesse was born one of five children on October 19, 1931 in Mexico to Narsiso and Rosario Avina.  He has been a resident of Escalon for over 60 years. 

Jesse has always been a role model of what a real man should be. He was hardworking, extremely humble without a shred of arrogance.  Jesse was also a true gentleman and very social, everyone he met would instantly like him for his sweet personality.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend that will be greatly missed.

Jesse leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years, Margarita Avina, his children, Maria Avina, Jose Avina (Adriana), Andres Avina and Veronica Heathington along with 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Avina family.  A visitation is set for Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 with a vigil/rosary service to begin at 6:30 PM at Deegan Chapel in Escalon.  Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday, Jan 18th at 10:00 AM at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Riverbank.

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