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Antonina "Lee" Maria Governali Dusse'

Obituary for Antonina "Lee" Maria Governali Dusse'

May 13, 1926 - December 22, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 91


Antonina Maria Governali Dusse' of Austin, dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at age 91 years.

Lee was born and raised in New Orleans, La, May 13, 1926 to Antoinette Catalano Governali and Luca Governali. She graduated McMain High School and Soule Business College. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard Charles Dusse'.

After Richard returned from his service with the US Coast Guard during World War II, they married in 1947. Their only daughter, Charlotte Lynn, was born and raised in New Orleans. Du-Say's For Pets, was a family owned business that grew into mail order before they retired and moved to Picayune, Ms where they resided for 20 years. In 2000, they moved to Sun City Georgetown. While living in New Orleans, Lee enjoyed "Garden Club", sewing, flower arranging, painting, art, cooking, traveling, playing bridge and being with her family and friends. In 2016, they moved to Brookdale Westlake Hills and enjoyed making new friends and being closer to their daughter and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Antoinette Catalano Governali, Luca Governali, her sisters Frances Governali, Camille Governali Danna and her grandson Kevin Michael Haro.

She is survived and deeply loved by her family, especially her husband of 70 years, Richard Charles Dusse', her daughter, Charlotte Dusse' Haro, her son in law , Julian (Sonny) Lowell Haro, MD, her grandsons Joel(wife Debbie), Christopher (wife Melanie), Jordan and her two great grandsons, Luke and Hunter Haro.

She is also survived by her brother in law Ronald (wife Miriam) Dusse' of Slidell, La and her cousin Maria Catalano of New Orleans, her nephews James Danna (wife Eileen) of New Orleans, Carl Danna (wife Karen) of New Orleans, Joseph Dusse' (wife Laney), Steve Dusse', Christopher Dusse', Richard Dusse' (wife Franca) and niece Kathy Dusse' Fredrick (husband Shawn) of Dripping Springs, Tx.

The family thanks Beverly Simmons, caregiver and friend; Brookdale Westlake Hills, especially Debbie Holley and Jorge Santos; Seton Medical Center Main ICU, especially J.D. Hinze, D.O. and Boyd Morgan, M.D.

A funeral Mass will take place at St John Neumann Catholic Church on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11 am.

Pallbearers are Charlotte Haro, Julian (Sonny) Haro, M.D., Joel Haro, Christopher Haro, Jordan Haro, James Danna, Carl Danna, Joseph Dusse', Steve Dusse', Christopher Dusse', Richard Dusse', and Kathy Dusse' Fredrick.

Burial will take place at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, in Killeen, Tx on January 4th, 2018 at 2 pm.

Memorial donations can be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, designate to "Kevin Michael Haro Tribute #98777" for T cell Leukemia Research, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105.

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Austin, TX 78705
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