Mary Jo Franko Selby
August 24, 1948 — October 20, 2014
Born in Pittsburgh, PA to Ursula and Robert Franko she also resided in Philadelphia, PA; Barrington, IL; Brookfield, WI; Dallas, TX; Sudbury, MA; and Newport Beach, CA. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fred; sons Brad Selby (Kiersten) of Naperville, IL, Reed Selby (Megan) of San Francisco, CA; grandsons Trent and Wes Selby; and granddaughter Mattie Selby. She is further survived by her brothers, Robert Franko, Dan Franko, and Tom Franko.
Mary Jo was blessed with the unique ability to make everyone with whom she came in contact feel better about themselves and their lives. Her presence would light up a room when she entered. An active member of the Catholic Church, she was a greeter at Our Lady Queen of Angels. An animal lover, she volunteered at the Orange County Animal Rescue and participated in numerous charitable organizations.
The family will receive friends at Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista Dr., Newport Beach, 92660 at 10 am October 27th. The funeral mass will follow at 10:30. Following the mass there will be celebration of her life.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Orange County Rescue Mission, 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA, 92782.