Orfa Aranda Goad, 74, passed away Aug. 21, 2010.
She was born and reared in Managua, Nicaragua, the daughter of the late Pablo Emilio Aranda and Maria Virginia Sandoval Aranda. She graduated from convent school in Managua and completed business college in California.
She worked as a secretary until she married Bobby Franklin Goad in 1960. They lived most of their married life in Memphis where Mr. Goad was in the auto body industry. They moved to Chester County in 1997. Mr. Goad preceded in death in 2006. She continued to make her home in the Montezuma Community. She was a devoted wife and mother who was dearly loved and cherished by her children and grandchildren. She was an accomplished seamstress and gardner. She was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Selmer.
She is survived by three daughters, Retha Fausett and husband Michael of Conway, Virginia Matrisciano and husband Anthony of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; and Donna Brignac of Henderson; seven grandchildren, Victoria, Elizabeth, Samuel and Andrew Matrisciano, Kristal Thomas (Ronnie), and Jonathon and Bobby Fausett; and three great-grandchildren, Christian and Christopher Roe and Bryan Thomas; a brother, Pablo Aranda of Miami, Fla.; and a sister, Jenny LaFontaine of Orlando, Fla.; extended family, Maria Avila, Fernando Zavala, Luna Avila and Shawn Avila.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jackson with Father Favazza officiating and burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bishop Cemetery in Jonesboro.
The family will receive friends at Casey Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Monday.