Joseph “Joe” Michael Ribeiro

Ribeiro,Joseph web picAugust 1931 ~ December 2014

Joseph Michael Ribeiro, 83, of Turlock, passed away Dec. 11th, 2014. Joe was born Aug. 21st, 1931 in Visalia, California to Joseph and Maria Ribeiro. Joe lived a short time in Visalia before moving to the Central Valley. Joe graduated from Modesto High School class of 1950. He later served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 1952 to Oct. 1954. Joe worked as a Herdsman at Inderbitzen Dairy on Paradise Road for 22 years before moving into town (Modesto), and was employed by Procter & Gamble, where he later retired after 22 years of service.

Joe enjoyed the mountains, riding motorcycles, NASCAR racing, Giants baseball and Cincinnati Bengal Football.

He is survived by his children: Michael Ribeiro of Modesto, Debi Ribeiro/Krilanovich of Scotts Valley, Tamara Ribeiro of Ceres, Mark Ribeiro of El Dorado Hills, and Gregory Ribeiro of Loveland, OH; 11 grandchildren and his sister Mary Ribeiro. He was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Maria; sisters Frances Ribeiro/Hirdes, Eleanor Ribeiro, and Lena Ribeiro/Larson; brother Tony Ribeiro; and daughter Teryl Ribeiro.

Visitation will be on Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00.p.m. Funeral Service will be on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. both at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway Turlock, California. Burial will be at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella Monday, December 29th at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Joe Ribeiro to Covenant Care Hospice of Turlock.

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