Dorothy Boggeri, 94, of Hughson, passed away Friday at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, with her family by her side.
Dorothy was born to Frank and Rhoda Ferriera at home in Hughson on Christmas Eve in 1916. Dorothy lived in the Hughson area her entire life. After graduating from Hughson High School in 1935, she was married in 1938 to Charles Boggeri. Together they settled into the family farm in Hughson, and started their family with their first born in 1942, and farmed the various fruit trees amidst their orchards.
Dorothy valued hard work and was dedicated to providing for her family. In her later years she was a member of the 20th Century Club and a morning bridge group. As a devoted Catholic, Dorothy was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hughson throughout her life and spent her last remaining years as a member of the All Saints Catholic Church in Turlock.
One highlight for Dorothy was in 2010, though not wanting the spotlight or fuss, she graciously accepted the role of Grand Marshall during the Hughson High School Centennial Celebration, as the eldest living graduating student. Dorothy lived in her own home until an unexpected illness took her into the arms of her heavenly Father. Longevity and wellness for Dorothy came from hard work and the love of and for her family, children and grandchildren alike.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Darlene) Boggeri of Hughson; her daughter, Christine (Alan) Noeller of Hughson; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and sisters, Mabel Voorhees of Hughson and Esthermae Soper of Modesto. She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers; and her beloved husband of 59 years, Charles Boggeri (1998).
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at All Saints Catholic Church on the corner of Christoffersen and McKenna in Turlock. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.