In Loving Memory of Ted Dalgo Sr.
Ted Dalgo Sr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2023, at the age of 82.
Ted had a strong work ethic throughout his life. He owned and operated a successful grocery store for four years in New Orleans, followed by nine years in Bunkie. After the grocery store, he embarked on a fulfilling career as a school bus driver, dedicating his services to the community for over two decades. Ted's friendly smile and genuine care for his young passengers made him a beloved figure of the local schools in Avoyelles Parish.
Outside of work, Ted was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He found solace and joy in the beauty of nature. He often shared his passion for the outdoors with his family, instilling in them a deep appreciation for the wonders of the world around us.
Upon his retirement, Ted devoted his time to his family and church. He was a devout Catholic and a cherished member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dupont. His faith was an integral part of his life, guiding him in all that he did. Ted was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus #2142, tirelessly giving back to the community.
Ted is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dianne Firmin Dalgo, his daughter Shelly Hailey (Rick) of Pineville, his son Ted Dalgo Jr. (Belle) of Bordelonville. He leaves behind cherished grandchildren, Kalon Johnson, Kayla Tuma, Blake Hailey, Aislynn Poret, and Alayna Bordelon, as well as his ten great-grandchildren. In his retirement, Ted found immense joy in spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, showering them with love and affection.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Hilary & Eardie Dalgo; sister, Hazel Dalgo; brothers, Terry & Marvin Dalgo.
Visitation will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall in Dupont from 8:30am to 12:00pm with a holy rosary being recited at 10:30am on Saturday, October 28th, 2023.
Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2023, at 12:00pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dupont, followed by entombment at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Mausoleum.
Ted Dalgo Sr. will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. His unwavering love, gentle spirit, and devotion to his family and community will forever be remembered.
Escude Funeral Home of Mansura, 6608 Porterie St. Mansura, LA 71350 (318-964-2324) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.