t's hard to define a good mom, but easy to define a great mom. my mom, not to brag, defines great. barb dugone not only has served me - her daughter - as a mentor, friend and confidant over the years, but has given a life-time of service to countless others through mentoring, offering friendship and being a confidant. when i am asked why i have certain abilities, a great love for God, love for others, enjoy reading, listening to music, exploring, etc. i always answer "i had wonderful parents". both joe and barb dugone loved me, parented me, believed in me, invested in me and sent me off believing God and i could do anything. thank you mom for believing i could play the piano - she knows i was a horrible pianist - and accomplish anything God called me to. what a gift - my mom.