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Lydia Fatima Mascarenhas

January 4, 1950March 3, 2020
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Lydia Almeida Mascarenhas (January 4, 1950- March 3, 2020) was born in Goa, India to Eufemio Almeida (father) and Lourdes Martins Almeida (mother). She was the middle child and only daughter with four brothers, Robert, Herman, Ignatius (“Iggi”), and Herone. Her family moved to Bombay, India and she attended St. Joseph’s Convent, a Cambridge boarding school in Panchgani, India. Lydia attended Sofia college where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. After graduation, she began teaching at St. Sebastian school while she began pursuing a Masters degree in English.

Lydia met her husband, Alipio Barros Mascarenhas, in September 1976 and they married in Goa, India on March 24, 1977. In May of 1977, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama to join Alipio who was completing his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She was very impressed by the southern hospitality in Birmingham. She taught as a substitute teacher until their daughter, Nisha Mascarenhas was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Once Alipio completed his residency, they moved to Dallas, Texas where they had their first son, Neil Mascarenhas, and second son, Sean Mascarenhas.

She was blessed with five grandchildren, Hayden (11), Thomas (9), Edward (8), Isabel (5), and Robert (22 months). Lydia dedicated her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, family, and friends. She enjoyed being with friends and family, she loved to travel, writing, and spoiling her loved ones. She was a devout Catholic, a wonderful friend, and loving mother and wife.

Lydia was preceded in death by her parents and brother Iggi.

Lydia is survived by her husband and love, Alipio, their children Nisha (husband Armando), Neil (wife Katharine), Sean (fiancée Fizza), their five grandchildren, and her brothers Robert, Herman, and Herone.

In lieu flowers, please make a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Lydia’s honor. A donation can be made online at https://svdpdallas.org/donate/

A visitation and Rosary for Lydia will be held Friday, March 6, 2020 starting 6:00 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 7th at 1:30pm at All Saint's Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.teddickeywestfuneral.com for the Mascarenhas family.


  • Visitation and Rosary Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 7, 2020


Lydia Fatima Mascarenhas

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Brian & Rose Cohen

March 26, 2020

Our friend, Lydia, was one in a million, beautiful inside & out.
She was thoughtful, kind, inclusive & had a wonderful soul.
Our thoughts & prayers go out to Alipio & family.
May the Lord comfort you & May you all be blessed with the beautiful memories & inspiration of your lovely wife, mother & grandmother.
God bless you all.
With our condolences & much love
Rose & Benz

Ema Colaço

March 24, 2020

My family joins me in sending our heartfelt condolences to Alipio Mascarenhas and family on hearing about Lydia’s passing away.
May you all be comforted by the wonderful memories you have created of her in her lifetime .
God bless you all always

Ema Colaço and family

Mercy Phillips

March 8, 2020

The Mascarenhas Family, my deepest condolences to you . My dearest sister will be sorely missed but memories of her sweet kind nature and childhood memories will always be in my heart.i shall also cherish the memories of my holiday in Texas when I spent time with her. It was a memorable holiday as we had met after a long time and shared many old memories together. God Bless you all.

Hipolito and Maria Teresa Cabral

March 8, 2020

We are very saddened by the passing of our dearest sister in law , Lydia.
The days spent with her during our visit to the US are still vivid in our memory. Lydia you have gone from our midst but you will live in our hearts forever.
May your soul rest in eternal peace.
Maria Teresa and Hipolito.

Sharon Cabral Mascarenhas

March 8, 2020

this picture was taken during her last trip to Goa

Sharon Cabral Mascarenhas

March 8, 2020

my Aunt Lydia will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. she was the kind of person who could light up a room and make an impact on everyone she met.
when my brothers and i were young, we looked forward to her vising us in Goa; she was a generous soul with so much wisdom to share. her soft spoken, kind nature made her memorable and lovable.
she will be missed dearly.

Sidney Cabral

March 8, 2020

We will always cherish the wonderful memories of your time with us.
We will miss you Tia Lydia.
Prayers and love Nielle and Sidney.

Elisha Athougies

March 7, 2020

Elisha Athougies

March 7, 2020

To Our Dearest Aunt/Grandaunt Lydia,
You were the most sweetest and compassionate aunt one could ever have.
We will miss you dearly but the lovely memories we have shared with you will always be in our hearts.
Love you Aunt Lydia.
Prayers and love from Elisha,Enrico,Liam and Lucas

Herone Almeida

March 7, 2020