Iris (Dugas) Rigoli

Date of Birth

July 23, 1931

Date of Death

August 18, 2020

Iris (Dugas) Rigoli died peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in Santa Barbara, CA.

She was born in Waltham, MA, on July 23, 1931, daughter of the late Oliver and Eva (Comeau) Dugas. She moved with her family to Santa Barbara in 1958.

She had four daughters: the late Karen (Rainbow) Tietjen, Robin Rigoli, Doreen Miller, and Leann Rigoli; grandchildren: Eric, Aurora, Daniel, Leland, Carson, Weston, and Mona; great-grandchildren: Desiree, Alice, Kinsley, Coen, and Georgia; siblings: Laurette Billig, and the late Elmer Dugas, Robert Dugas, Esther Murphy, and Roland Dugas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her ex-husband, Fran Rigoli, continued to be a dear friend through the years. Her ashes will be joined with those of her long-time partner, Joey Birmingham.

Please make donations in Iris’ name to the Sarah House, PO Box 20031, Santa Barbara, CA 93120, (805) 682-1515.

Iris loved to dance!


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