Lydia Dediego

December 7, 1924November 6, 2019

Lydia de Diego, 94, of Tampa passed away peacefully November 6, 2019.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert. She is survived by her daughter, Lucy; son, Robert (Bobby) and Sheila; and son, Glenn and Barbara. Grandchildren, Danny Lynn, Derek, Destry, Lorie, Shelly, Robert, Sean, Glenn John and spouses along with 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchildren.

Lydia was a life long Tampa resident where she helped her husband run their TV business. She enjoyed her church life along with her family life. She was active at St. Lawrence parish for many years. Her hobbies included ceramics, needle point, crochet and cross stich. Family members have many of the things she made and will cherish them forever. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed. The family is very appreciative of the care she received over the last few years at Caring Angels and with Hospice. She is now resting peacefully in heaven.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Lydia Dediego

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Destry Lynn Brunney-McHenry

November 11, 2019

Dear Uela,
My memories of you are filled with laughter, love, joy, fun, sorrow, and faith. You always gave everything without hesitation and I especially enjoyed sharing so many moments of laughter together. You were a child at heart, and your words often reflected this as they were full of honesty. Your love of animals, flowers, and all of Gods creations, always brought a smile upon your face (and it made me smile to see your joy). Thank you for loving me always and unconditionally. Thank you for showering my children with hugs and kisses and showing them your passion for life. Thank you for always listening without distraction and making me laugh when I needed it the most. Through you, I understood the importance and meaning of kindness, compassion, and unselfish love. May you be blessed in the comfort and joy of Gods arms now and always as I know that you must be smiling at the pure beauty of his amazing kingdom. I love you.

Dany Lynn Barton

November 11, 2019

She was my grandmother, and my friend. I spent so much time with her as a child, and have so many, many wonderful memories she created with me. We would sew together, sit and talk together, and so much more. As a teen, she would listen to my rants and my dreams. As an adult, she was always proud of my accomplishments. I never felt judged by her. She was always happy and loving. When she visited me in Mo. a few years ago, and got to spend time with my kids, it was truly a blessing. They all got to experience her funny, loving, and patient manner. It was something I had always wanted for them. I will truly miss you Uela. I loved you with all my heart.

Nancy Harper

November 11, 2019

Dear Aunt Lily
You will always hold a special place in my heart. My mom, Dora, and you were very close and when I was born I think we even lived together till Willie, my dad, could build our family that house on Gray street. I have very fond childhood memories of our families sharing many happy times on Palmetto, Gray, Nassau and Lincoln streets.
You were always a special aunt. Years later when I got married to Bruce, December 20, 1969, you sewed beautiful beads on my wedding dress.
You will be missed and thought of lovingly, always.
Nancy Vila Harper

Ania deDiego

November 10, 2019

Abuela Aya
You always welcomed me with warm hugs and besitos. I will forever cherish our conversations.
You will forever be in our hearts.
When I see a dove I will always think of you.
With love