Age 54, our loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend was called home to our Lord and Savior on Monday, April 27, 2015 with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 22, 1960 to Epolito and Manuela (Quinones) Franco of Carlsbad, NM. He graduated from Carlsbad High School and began working at IMC (International Minerals Corporation). He and his wife, Carla, moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1991 to further their education He earned an Associates Degree in Electronics at the NMSU Branch and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Poli was employed by Intel until 2013. In 2008 Poli and Carla opened the New Mexico Family Clinic and LaPiel Medi Spa. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, hunting and making beer. Most importantly, he was a devout Catholic and devoted family man. He was preceded in death by his father, Epolito Franco; and sister, Martha Garcia. Poli is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carla Franco of Bosque Farms, NM; children, Monica Franco and boyfriend, Phillip Corson, of Albuquerque, NM, and Nathaniel Franco of Santa Clara, CA; grandson, Gabriel Gonzales, of Albuquerque, NM; mother, Manuela Franco, of Carlsbad, NM; sisters, Elodia (Robert) Chavez, Esperanza (Fred) McFadden, and Celia (Robert) Hougland, all of Carlsbad, NM; brother-in-law, Felipe Garcia, of Carlsbad, NM. Visitation will be held from 9:00 Am until 10:00 AM with the Rosary to be recited at 10:00 AM, followed by the Celebration of the Mass of Catholic Burial at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3674 Highway 47 in Peralta, NM with Fr. Hoi Tran, celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque. To view information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com.
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