Saturday: Celebration of life of Katherine Dugoni


A celebration of the life of Katherine Agnes (Kaye) Dugoni will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. Pius Church, 1100 Woodside Road in Redwood City. Ms. Dugoni died peacefully Dec. 3 at her home in Palo Alto. The former Atherton resident was 89.

Born in Montpelier, Idaho, she moved to Spokane as a child. She met her future husband, Art, in 1943 when she was a student at Holy Names Academy and he was a freshman at Gonzaga University. They were married at Gonzaga in 1949.

Katherine Agnes (Kaye) Dugoni
The couple raised their family in San Mateo while Dr. Dugoni was building his dental practice. They moved to Seattle while he studied to become an orthodontist, and finally settled in Atherton. They later moved to a retirement community in Palo Alto.

Ms. Dugoni volunteered many hours of service to Las Lomitas School, La Entrada School and St. Denis Church. She lived for her family, her Catholic faith and her community, say family members. She was a life master in duplicate bridge.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Arthur A. Dugoni of Palo Alto; seven children, Steven of Hillsborough, Michael of Fremont, Mary Rouleau of Los Altos, Russell of Fairfield, Diane Descalso of Redwood City, Arthur of Elk Grove, and James (Lisa) of Stockton; sister Joann Groo of Spokane;15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary, 2911 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224; or to the Katherine and Arthur Dugoni Endowed Student Scholarship at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, 155 Fifth St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

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