Francisco Rios, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 16.
Rios was born in Puerto Rico. He moved from Brooklyn, New York to Rockaway 34 years ago. He was a road car inspector for the New York City Transit Authority. He was also an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Margarita Rios (nee Pabon); sons, Danny and Francisco Rios; daughter, Denise Sarjeant; grandchildren, Lori, Erik, Frankie, Kaitlyn, Christian, Tara and Nahla.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass took place at St. Rose of Lima Church, Rockaway Beach. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.