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Lorraine Marie Dragovich

April 11, 1927 ~ March 9, 2018 (age 90)

Lorraine Marie Dragovich age 90 of Merced passed away on Friday March 9, 2018. She was born to the late Anthony Govia and Lida (Dias) Govia on April 11, 1927. After the passing of her father Anthony her mother remarried her late stepfather George Fernandes.  Lida and George raised Lorraine and her nine siblings in the Winton area. Lorraine was preceded in death by her Father, Mother, nine siblings and her two children. Lorraine attended Elementary School in Winton CA and graduated from Merced High School in 1945. During her senior year of High School Lorraine would meet her soon to be husband of 72 years Victor Dragovich. Together Vic and Lorraine had two children Mike Dragovich and Marilyn (Dragovich) Spielman. They raised their two children on the family dairy farm in south Merced.  Lorraine retired from the Merced county fire department where she worked for 28 years. She was an active member of many groups and clubs in Merced. The Eagles, Elders Society, Emblem Club, Birthday Club and many more.  Lorraine loved the 49ers.  She and Vic were season ticket holders for nearly 20 years. Lorraine would like to thank all the family and friends that joined her and Vic weekly at the Elks Club for dinner.  Eddie DelDotto (nephew), the Banks family, Machado family, and the Brady’s are just a few of the many that joined them every Friday night. Lorraine is leaving behind her husband Victor Dragovich, Daughter in-law Louise Dragovich and son in-law Daniel Spielman. Four grandchildren Robin Dragovich, David Dragovich, Bryan (Nikki) Spielman, and Kevin (Jackie) Spielman.  Five great grandkids Josh, Mackenzie, Joey, Lacey, Jaxson, Jordann, and Hayden and one great-great granddaughter Lynnia, many nieces and nephews and four great granddogs Abby, Riley, Moses, and Abraham.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church located at 671 E. Yosemite Ave in Merced.


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