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Benigno Ferro Francisco

benigno-francisco-1Benigno Ferro Francisco, age 81, of Mena, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs.  He was born on Tuesday, May 7, 1935 in Lima, Peru.

Benigno came to the United States at a very young age and settled in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he worked for Lucent Technology for 32 years.  After he retired, he and his wife, Melissa, moved to Acorn in 2001 to enjoy life.  He enjoyed playing soccer, watching boxing, and going to the Senior Center in Mena.  Benigno was a loving, compassionate husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Benigno is survived by his wife, Melissa Francisco of Mena; his daughter, Rosalinda Starling of Houston, Texas; one brother, Enrique Francisco of Waldron; two grandchildren, Riley and Lars Starling of Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time with cremation services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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