Dena Christina Maberto, 96, of Galt died of natural causes on Aug. 16, 2021 in Sacramento. She was born June 7, 1925 in Goodrich, N.D.
Dena had lived in Thornton for 50+ years before moving to Lodi for 15 years, and then to Galt for 13 years. She had worked at a cannery in Walnut Grove and on her Maberto Farm. She attended the Thornton Catholic Church and St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Galt.
Dena enjoyed baking specialty pies, and cooking homemade German and Italian meals for her family. She also enjoyed family gatherings and her grandchildren, along with sewing and gardening. She was well known for her ceramics and paintings, and enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and Alaska.
Surviving Dena are grandchildren Richard (Ruby) Maberto Jr., Jimmy (Maria) Maberto and Renee (Jason) Maberto; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her 12 siblings, her husband John E. Maberto and son Richard J. (Debra) Maberto Sr.
A funeral service was held Aug. 28 at Lodi Cherokee Memorial/Flowers of the Vineyard with Rev. Larry Edge officiating. Lodi Cherokee Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.