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Francisco Jose Hernandez

February 18, 1953 - January 22, 2023


Obituary For Francisco Jose Hernandez

Francisco Jose Hernandez, age 69, of El Salvador, Cambridge and Revere was a much beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and godparent. He passed away on January 22, 2023 after a short battle with cancer. Francisco was the youngest son of Jose Salome and Zoila Hernandez. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Vicky, his daughters Alejandra and Gabriela, his sons in law, Keith and James, his grandchildren, Sebastian and Sienna, whom he adored, and his three siblings, Magda, Julio, and Patricia.

Francisco graduated from the University of El Salvador with a degree in Business Administration and moved to Cambridge in 1990 to pursue better opportunities for his family. He was a devoted family man, and one of the original “girl dads,” beaming with pride at the athletic, artistic or academic accomplishments of his daughters.

Francisco was an avid sports fan and loved playing and watching basketball. He was a lifelong fan of the Boston Celtics and enjoyed watching soccer from across the world. In 1993, he created an amateur soccer league called Liga Limas de Fútbol. He was incredibly proud of his Salvadoran culture and heritage and would freely talk history or politics with any captive audience.

He loved road trips and opted for long car rides over air travel. Even more than travel, he loved good music, great parties, dancing, good food and telling jokes. His love for life and innate human connection will be missed by the hundreds of friends and family around the world, whose lives he touched.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Thursday from 10 am - 1 pm followed by a funeral procession to Newton Cemetery for a graveside service to begin at approximately 1:30 pm. Please visit to view an online guestbook.


26 Jan


10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
26 Jan


01:30 PM

Newton Cemetery 791 Walnut St. Newton Centre, MA 02459 Get Directions »
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  • 01/26/2023

    Sus amigos de Spanish Immersion siempre lo recordaremos como una persona muy agradable, un abuelo responsable, un ser que nos hacia reir con sus bromas, experiencias y la mejor actitud.

  • 01/26/2023

    Querido hermano Francisco, Siempre estaras en mi corazón y en mis recuerdos desde que nacimos, crecimos y vivimos juntos. Dios te reciba para toda la eternidad y descanses en paz querido hermano. Tu hermano Julio que te quiere mucho, Blanca Estela, Geral y Heinz, Sara y Miguel Que Dios le de fortaleza a Vicky , Alejandra , Keith e hijos, Gabrielita y James .🙏🙏

  • 01/25/2023

    To my dear niece Gabriela, my nephew James & family. With each new day may PEACE find a place in your hearts. As you walk through this time of loss, may you know that the Lord walks with you and he will comfort you. – May God bless All of you, all my heart, Louraine Keene XX

  • 01/25/2023

    I will always remember how much you made me laugh. I love you

  • 01/25/2023

    Elevó una plegaria por su eterno descanso y abrazo en mis oraciones a su adorada Familia 🙏🏻Dios les dará el consuelo y fortaleza. Brille la luz perpetúa para Francisco. Mis sinceras condolencias.

  • 01/25/2023

    Siempre lo recordaré con mucha alegría. Una persona muy comprometida con apoyar y ayudar a los demás. Que Dios con lo reciba en su santa gloria. Mis oraciones con la famlia.


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    Gabriela Hernandez and James Keene planted 10 trees in memory of Francisco Jose Hernandez . - January 25, 2023

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