Our beloved father, John Patrick Nunes, passed away on May 10, 2019 peacefully at his home at the age of 82. John was born in Byron, California on December 20, 1936, the first born of John Nunes Sr. and Mary Nunes. He had three siblings after him: Ed, Mary and Eleanor. He attended rural schools, graduating from Escalon High School in 1955.
He married Louise Marshall and soon after had his first daughter, Cindy. He later met and married Mary Goularte on February 16, 1963 and raised four children together: John, Jacqueline, Jeff, and Jason.
John loved dairying. He was a dairyman and farmer for all of his life. John's father died when he was three years old, but his family, especially his grandfather and uncle, taught him a strong work ethic. After their passing, John grew the family dairy and eventually moved it to Idaho, where he's lived the past 23 years.
John was involved with his Catholic parish of St. Patrick's in Escalon, when he was a young man, joining the YMI. He was also involved in the Portuguese communities. He loved the festas and was president for the celebrations twice in California and once in Idaho.
John is preceded in death by his parents.
He is loved and cherished by all his family, including 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10am, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19399 CA-120 in Ripon, followed by burial at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 17871 Carrolton Road in Escalon.
For condolences to John’s family, please visit his online guestbook at www.deeganfuneralchapels.com