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Jose P. Tafoya
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The rosary was held Wednesday at Lakewood Funeral Home for Jose P. Tafoya, 55, of Ceres. He died Saturday, July 17, 2004 at his home.

A Mass was Thursday at St. Jude's Catholic Church.

Born Feb. 11, 1949, Mr. Tafoya was a native of Mexico and lived in Ceres for two years. He previously lived in Modesto for 28 years. Mr. Tafoya worked at Signature Fruit Co. Plant No. 1 as a supervisor for 21 years. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church and Teamsters Local 748. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He leaves behind his fianc/e and caregiver, Blanca E. Santana of Ceres; four brothers, Jesus Tafoya of Mexico, Antonio Tafoya and Sacarias Tafoya, both of Livingston, and Salvador Tafoya of Modesto; and three sisters, Teresa Tafoya of Mexico, Maria Tafoya of Livingston and Abigail Tafoya of Denair. He was preceded in death by one brother.