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Hugo George Trabano

September 23, 1957 — February 16, 2023



How do you say good-bye to a gentleman? Hugo was a loving son, a loyal husband, a caring sibling, a dedicated worker, a kind friend and neighbor and a steadfast believer in God.  Hugo leaves behind his wife Marguerite,  mom, Maria, a brother Alfred(Freddie), sister Elizabeth (Lisa), brother-in-law, Chuck, nieces and nephews, Fianna, Anthony, Corey, Tiffany, Kole and Kenzie.  He was preceded in death by his dad, Adriano. 


Hugo was a deep thinker, contemplator and a businessman.  He  was enjoyable to chat with.  Hugo owned and managed Freedom Paint Center for over 30 years.  Later he became a referee in Santa Cruz County and other counties officiating basketball, soccer, beach soccer, volleyball and water polo.  Hugo enjoyed the outdoors, he was a passionate golfer and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Hugo attended Palma High School and ran track and cross country.  Hugo loved to travel.  As a young man he spent a year studying at the University of Perugia in Italy. Hugo presently was working at the Chevy dealership with the hope of full retirement in a few weeks in which he talked about visiting family in Italy and Argentina and resting.

 Hugo left us too soon. We will miss his sweet spirit,  gentle demeanor and joyful smile. Good-bye our dear son, husband, brother, uncle and friend. We love you.


 Services will be on Saturday March 4, 2023 at Ave Maria Mortuary 609 Main Street, Watsonville from 11 am - 1 pm. A celebration of Hugo’s life will be at the Elks’ Lodge, 121 Martinelli Street, Watsonville from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Family requests donations be made to Hospice of Santa Cruz County in lieu of flowers.  

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