Born in Hughson, California on February 10, 1925, Mabel G. Machado was 97
years 5 months 15 days and entered peacefully into rest on July 25, 2022. She
was a resident of Manteca for over 73 years. She is preceded in death by her
beloved husband Frank R. Machado, parents Manuel and Serafina Santos, siblings
Alice Maciel, Elsie Reis, Manuel Santos, Joseph “Todd” Santos, Eva Ross and
Joaquin “Jack” Santos.
Mabel is survived by her loving family; seven children, Marlene Machado-
Danbom (Andy), Frank A. Machado (Beatrice), Marianne E. Machado
(Ellis Calija), Robert A. Machado (Tina), Donald A. Machado (Karan), John A.
Machado (Lucy) and David A. Machado (Juline), all of whom she loved dearly.
She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren all of
whom she loved and would do anything for.
Mable was extremely influential with the family business Frank R. Machado and
Sons Dairy. She was a kind, caring and a giving person. She was also assertive and
tough. Mabel was extremely hard working and would step up to milk cows, clean,
drive the tractor or doing whatever needed to be done all while raising 7 children.
She was a member of many clubs and organizations including St. Anthony’s
Catholic Church and the MRPS Hall where she spent 40 years coordinating
and managing the hall rentals. Mabel was talented at embroidery, crocheting
and enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches and especially playing cards
or jigsaw puzzles with her family. Above all, Mabel’s heart was always with
her family; she looked forward to individual special times and big family get
togethers; her love was unconditional. Mabel will be remembered for her
witty sarcastic character and her selfless giving and caring heart. She will be
extremely missed by her daughters, along with her entire family including all
those that knew and loved her.
P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Machado family. A rosary/vigil
will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 6pm held at P.L. Fry and Son Chapel
290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA Mass will be on Friday, August 5, 2022 at
11am held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 525 E. North St. Manteca, CA.
Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Mausoleum, 17871 Carrolton Road, Escalon,
CA. We ask in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Second Harvest Food
Bank at P. O. Box 4039, Manteca, CA 95337, or a charity of your choosing. For
direct condolences to the family visit Mabel’s online tribute page at