Marian Souza Orlando

May 26, 1921 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 100)


To view services click the link below at 7:00 pm (Tuesday, June 8, 2021) 

Marian S. Orlando, 100, entered into rest on June 3, 2021 in Manteca, Ca. She was born at home on May 26, 1921 in Merced Falls, Ca. Marian moved to Manteca in 1935 and graduated from Manteca High School in 1940. She is preceded in death by her parents Antonio and Mary Souza, her husband Jim Orlando and her two sons James Orlando and Robert Orlando. 

Marian is survived by her three daughters: Beverly Eavenson (Bill), Marilyn Lee (David) and Renee Woolf. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren: Victoria Brown, Dan Eavenson, Crickett Stephens, James Orlando, Shelly Walker, Robbie Orlando, Ryann Smith, Michelle Lee Doyle, Janee Wasierski and Jared Woolf, 15 great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way.

While raising her children, Marian worked for Tri-Valley Growers as a weigh-master and a forklift driver. She was a member of Teamsters Union, Widows Club and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed visiting with friends and volunteering for St. Vincent De Paul’s. When her children were growing up, she was a Den Mother with the Boy Scouts and a Troop Leader with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed reading romance novels, watching the A’s play on TV, playing Sudoku, and watching her soap operas. She loved traveling. She went on many RV adventures with her husband Jim, traveled to Portugal and the Azores Islands, Hawaii, Alaska and many other destinations. Above all, Marian loved family. She looked forward to annual camping trips in Lake Tahoe and spending time with her large family and many friends.  Marian will be remembered for her reserved but sassy spirit and her witty sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 

P.L .Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Orlando family. Visitation will be on Tuesday June 8, 2021 4pm to 7pmfollowed by a rosary/vigil at 7pm at P.L. Fry and Son Chapel 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. A Mass will be held on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 525 E. North St. Manteca, Ca. She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery 17871 S. Carrolton Rd. Escalon, Ca.  Memorial Contributions can be made to the Manteca Historical Society.

Due to COVID19 seating will be limited. A live feed of the rosary/vigil will be available by visiting, go to Marian’s tribute page and click the link provided.

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June 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

June 8, 2021

7:00 PM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

June 9, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (Manteca)


St. John' s Catholic Cemetery
17871 S. Carrolton Road
Escalon, CA 95370

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