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Francisca Malavé, 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday December 13, 2016 at Wingate of South Hadley. Francisca was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Gabriel González and the late Natividad Santos. She was a kind, caring, and strong woman. After spending her first 40 years in Puerto Rico, she came to Holyoke to start a new life. She loved animals, the outdoors, and her family, especially her children. Few things lifted her spirit like seeing her grandchildren. After raising five children of her own, she played an active role in raising her grandchildren, all of whom are grateful for her influence. She is survived by three sons: Hemeregildo, Enrique, and Cristóbal Malavé; her daughter, Ana Malavé; 16 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Francisca was predeceased by her husband, Herminio Malavé in 1988, as well as a son, Tomás Malavé. The family would like to thank the staff of Wingate South Hadley for their kindness and dedication. Family and friends are asked to gather for Francisca's Funeral Mass on Friday at 10:00am at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton St. Holyoke. Burial will be private and there are no calling hours. Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.