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Lydia Dugo
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Lydia Rosalia Dugo, 95, died Tuesday, Aug. 31 at her home in Escalon with her family by her side.

Born in Point Reyes on April 30, 1915, she was a longtime area resident. She came here with her parents in 1917. Her father owned and operated Macsenti Dairy on Lone Tree and Brennan. Lydia lived with her family and worked on the dairy until she wed Tom Dugo in 1934. After marriage, the 19-year-old bride and her husband settled in the town of Escalon. For approximately 25 years, the Dugos operated a garage on Escalon Avenue. Then Tom went into the sign business after World War II and they opened up a shop; which is still being operated by the family today. Lydia kept the books, did other things to help him, and raised their children. She was his sidekick and partner through thick and thin. The Dugos were married 50 years before he passed away in 1983.

Lydia was a member of St. Patrick's Church. In addition, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sports games and events, visiting with friends and family, going out to dinner, shopping, gardening, sewing and cooking.

Survivors include her children, Charles Dugo and wife Kay of Escalon, Helen Bordona and husband Tom of Modesto, Margaret Catrina of Escalon and Rosalie Ennis and husband Dave of Escalon; 11 grandchildren, Bob Dugo and wife Lisa of Escalon, Shari Dugo-Dansby of Modesto, Chuck Dugo of San Francisco, Jeff Bordona of Modesto, Brian Bordona of Napa, Chris Bordona and wife Kelli of Modesto, Danny Catrina of Escalon, Laura Catrina of Antioch, Stephanie Ennis of San Pedro, Andrea Ennis of Hayward and Nicole Harp and husband Chris of Escalon; nine great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, as well as her sister Elsie Cunha of Escalon.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dominico and Anna Maria Macsenti; her loving husband Tom Dugo; their son Melvin Dugo; and her two brothers Deno and Willie Macsenti.

Arrangements are being handled by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. Condolences to the family can be made at

A Rosary-Mass was held on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial following at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

In loving memory please send donations to Community Hospice or Escalon Community Ambulance.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Sept. 8, 2010