Obituaries

James R. Hanson

December 7th, 2021

James R. Hanson, “Jim”, age 72, of Andover, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on December 6, 2021, after a gallant fight with mesothelioma.

Jim was born in Melrose, MA, on October 13, 1949; he was raised and educated in Wilmington and a member of the Wilmington High School Class of 1968. In the fall of 1968, Jim, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. where he completed a tour of duty in Vietnam and then was stationed in the Philippines.

Upon his return from the service, Jim, became a licensed oil burner technician and pursued that career which spanned for forty years. Jim was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 25 and retired in 2012.

In 1972, Jim married his “High School Sweetheart” Beverly Wagstaff; they lived in Wilmington for a number of years until moving to their present residence in Andover.

Jim will be remembered as an unpretentious, hardworking, honest man and a loyal friend to many.

Jim was the beloved husband of 49 years to Beverly J. (Wagstaff) Hanson, loving son of the late William D. and Norma M. (Moore) Hanson, cherished brother of D. Barry Hanson and his wife Patricia of North Reading and Gail St. Onge of Dracut, dear brother-in-law of Gail and Chuck Amato of Wilmington, Bernard and Joan Wagstaff of Tewksbury and Michael Wagstaff of Pelham, NH. He was known as “Uncle Jim” to many nieces and nephews as well as friends and neighbors.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, December 11th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Celebration of Jim’s life at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jim’s memory made out to the International Mesothelioma Program, and mail to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Development Office – IMP, Third Floor, 116 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116-5749. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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William “Bill” Carroll

December 6th, 2021

William J. Carroll, “Bill”, age 54, of Chester, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away unexpectedly due to injuries sustained in an accident on December 4, 2021.

Bill was born on March 21, 1967, in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of Kathleen (Bickford) Carroll and the late John Carroll of Wilmington. Bill was raised and educated in Wilmington; he attended Wilmington Public Schools, played youth sports and graduated from Shawsheen Tech High School in Billerica with the Class of 1985.

Bill was a hard worker in the construction field throughout his life. He worked for several different companies before taking a job at the SPS New England Company, where he was actively involved in Bridge Construction and repairs. Bill’s hard work, dedication and knowledge of his profession was evident in everything he did; Bill worked his way through the ranks and was currently a Supervisor for the Company at the time of his passing. Bill formed many great friendships with his co-workers through the years; some he considered extended family.

Bill married his “sweetheart and best friend” Pamela Murray in November of 1989; the couple raised two wonderful children and shared many great times with their family and friends throughout the years. Bill also enjoyed his role as “Papa” to his three grandchildren whom he adored.

In his spare time, Bill, loved to be out on the water boating on Winnisquam Lake or heading out on his many camping excursions at their camp on Winnisquam Lake in Belmont, New Hampsire, with his family or his buddies. He loved following his Boston sports teams; especially “his” New England Patriots and looked forward to going to many Pats home games at Gillette Stadium throughout the years.

Bill will be fondly remembered as a “great guy” and a hard worker who would go out of his way to help anyone. He was kind and friendly towards everyone he met and loved his family and friends unconditionally. Bill’s sudden passing will leave a huge void in the lives of those he touched; he will forever be remembered, loved and missed by all.

Bill was the beloved husband of Pamela (Murray) Carroll, devoted father of Patrick Carroll of Chester, NH and Lauren Carroll of Manchester, NH, loving “Papa” of Camden, Brady and Averah. Dear brother of Gene Carroll and his fiancé Sylvia Gibbons of Wilmington, Tina Williamson and her fiancé James Hannon of Tewksbury, Cindy Case of Wilmington, the late Shawn Carroll, the late Jack Carroll, Charlie Carroll of Needham, Richard Carroll and his wife Brigid of Carver and Mark Carroll of Waltham. Son-in-law of John “Jack” and Marie Murray of Wilmington, brother-in-law of Donna and Dennis Sullivan of Wilmington, John and Enge Murray of Tewksbury, Frank and Tricia Murray of South Boston and the late Lisa and Joe Velozo. Bill is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Wednesday, December 8th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial for Bill will take place on Thursday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Laura Lee (Dudley) Connor

December 4th, 2021

Laura Lee (Dudley) Connor, age 69, of North Oxford, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2021, surrounded by family and friends.

Laura was born on Father’s Day, June 15, 1952, in Whitinsville (Village of Northbridge), MA; she was the cherished daughter of James and Margaret (Wiback) Dudley. Laura was raised in Leicester, MA and later moved to Wilmington, where she raised her three boys: Joe, Jimbo and Jeff. Laura was a dedicated mother; she was very close to her children and loved spending time with them. Laura was so excited to become a “Grammy” to her grandchildren; they brought her so much joy. She was looking forward to the birth of her new grandson, Wesley, in March.

Laura worked for National Grid for many years. She was a loyal and dedicated worker; she loved her job; and she made many friends. Laura often volunteered for storm duty and worked through many snowstorms, and heat waves; she never let weather get in the way of her work.

Laura loved music of all kinds. She was a disk jockey for a number of years as one half of the team “Heart & Soul”. She loved going to concerts and dancing; She was a passionate fan of the Red Sox including David “Big Papi” Ortiz. She loved food, fun, friends, and family.

Laura will be remembered as a person who was happy, fun, energetic, generous, and kind. She was a loyal friend. She could teach herself to do anything and was not afraid to try anything once. She was also a registered organ donor, which is so fitting, for she was always a giving person and has now given the ultimate gift of life to others in need.

Laura was the devoted mother of Joseph Connor, Jr. of Lowell, Jeffrey Connor & his wife Marissa (Norko) Connor of Bristow, VA, and the late James “Jimbo” Connor & his wife Jillian (DeBlois) Connor of Allenstown, NH, loving “Grammy” of Cheyenne, Dakota, Juliette, Brayden, and Camille, cherished daughter Margaret (Wiback) Dudley of Fort Lauderdale, FL and the late James Dudley, dear sister of David Dudley of Spencer, MA, James Dudley & his partner Mildred Zayas of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Nancy Rotolo & her husband Fran of Leicester, MA, and Jayme Dudley of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Laura is also survived by her beloved dog Daisy, her nieces, and many friends.

Family and friends will gather at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, December 8th at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 7th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

To ensure the health and safety of all those who participate in the services, we ask attendees when indoors to wear masks and observe social distancing.

Memorial donations in Laura’s name may be made to The Jillian Connor Children Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 224 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Mark S. Lucas

December 3rd, 2021

Mark S. Lucas, age 60, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on November 27, 2021, at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Mark was born on April 19, 1961, in Woburn, MA; he was the dear son of the late Glen and Joan Marie (Brennick) Lucas. Mark was raised and educated in Wilmington; he went on to attend Shawsheen Technical High School in Billerica where he studied to become an electrician. Mark graduated Shawsheen Tech with the Class of 1980.

Following High School, Mark worked for a few electrical companies before breaking off on his own and running Lucas Electrical for many years.

In his spare time Mark enjoyed camping, spending time at his parent’s home in Maine, stopping at Kittery Trading Post on his way to Maine and spending time with family and friends.

Mark is survived by his children Adam Lucas, Christopher Lucas, Matthew Lucas and his late wife Kim, Stephanie Lucas and companion Brenda McNee, he was the grandfather of Ripleigh, Brody, Adalee and Benjamin, brother of Glen Lucas and his wife Barbara, Donna Keller and her husband Kirk, Brad Lucas, Wayne Lucas and his wife Jean. Mark is also survived by his former wife and friend Debbie Lucas as well as his many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

At this time all services for Mark will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mark’s memory to your favorite Charity.

Ritchie Joseph Gagnon

December 2nd, 2021

Ritchie Joseph Gagnon, “Rich”, age 52, of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on November 29, 2021.

Rich was born on June 27, 1969, in Salem, MA; he was the cherished son of Laurier, “Larry”, and Joanne (Comeau) Gagnon. Rich grew up in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School in 1987.

Following graduation, Rich went to work for the Beringer Company in Marblehead as an electrical technician until the business was sold. He worked at Dyanetics in Woburn for a short time and then he successfully started his own business in 2003, Rich’s Home Repair. He was very talented and meticulous; he took great pride in his work. His customers raved about the wonderful job he did. If he prepared a home for sale, it sold during the the open house-he was that good. Rich met many wonderful people over the years and was very dedicated to his regular customers.

Rich married Jennifer A. (James) Gagnon on June 22, 1996. They settled in Wilmington where they raised their three wonderful children: Matthew, Amanda, and Cameron. Rich loved spending time with his children; he attended countless soccer games, hockey games and dance recitals. He was so proud of all their accomplishments; Rich was always there to help the kids fix or build things.

Rich was very mechanically gifted and loved working on cars. After years of hard work, he got the muscle car he always wanted, a 2009 Dodge Challenger, designed after his favorite car, the 1969 model. He took it to some car shows with his sons. He really enjoyed maintaining it, detailing it, and driving it to Marblehead and Salem MA.

He enjoyed several special family vacations to Florida, Montreal, Maine, New York and especially the trip to to South Dakota in 2013. He enjoyed many different attractions there, the top things for him were seeing Mount Rushmore, the President Wax Museum and going to the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, SD, where he was given a special opportunity to sit in the Dukes of Hazzard car, “the General Lee”, and sound the horn. It was a very fond memory for him.

Rich loved his family and his dog, Ace. He walked his dog every morning for almost five years. His home was so important to him. He built a huge addition in 2007, a mudroom in 2011 and a new roof in 2020 with the help of his son Matt.

Over the years, Rich enjoyed the outdoors and sports; he enjoyed playing hockey on a work team, running, riding his bike with his uncle Mike, skiing, and fishing. Rich loved to spend time with his family and friends watching his favorite New England sports teams; whether it was the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots or Red Sox, Rich enjoyed them all.

Rich was very religious; he practiced his Catholic faith at St. Thomas in Wilmington. He spent a lot of time watching religious shows. Rich was also passionate about politics; he loved Fox News, Tucker Carlson and many other political talk shows. Rich had a vast knowledge of political current events. He was so proud to be an American in the United States.

Rich was the beloved husband of Jennifer A. (James) Gagnon, devoted father of Matthew Gagnon, Amanda Gagnon, and Cameron Gagnon, cherished son of Laurier and Joanne (Comeau) Gagnon of Peabody, dear brother of Stephen Gagnon, Roland Gagnon & his wife Chris of Danvers and Lisa Legrow & her husband Scott of Beverly, son-in-law of Jesse and Peggy James of Saugus, brother-in-law of Kevin James of Amesbury, Christopher James & his wife Romayne of Newmarket, NH, William James & his wife Laurie of Salem, NH, and David James & his wife Christine of Cinnaminson, NJ. Rich is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, December 6th at 9:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, December 5th from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Rich’s name may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Anthony “Nino” Trimarchi

December 1st, 2021

Anthony J. Trimarchi, “Nino”, age 74, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on November 30, 2021.

Nino was born on July 27, 1947, in Chelsea, MA; he was the cherished only son of the late Letterio “Lillo” and Margaret (Oliveri) Trimarchi. Nino was raised in a large and loving Italian family; he started his life in Chelsea before moving to Wilmington as a young boy. Nino was raised in Wilmington where he played sports, made many life-long friends, went to school and graduated Wilmington High School with the Class of 1965.

On February 13, 1967, Nino, was drafted into the United Sates Marine Corps. during the Vietnam War. Nino answered the call and served honorably; he worked his way through the ranks to Corporal and earned several medals and commendations including the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Rifle Marksman Badge, Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged from active duty in December of 1969 and continued to service in the Marine Corps. Reserves until April of 1972.

Nino returned home to Wilmington and his family, he worked hard to get back to a normal life, got involved in his community and gave back every chance he got.

Nino had a great work ethic throughout his life, he went to work for the Comcast Company; he worked his way up through supervisor and managerial positions throughout the years and he always helped his co-workers along the way. Nino saw much technology evolve and was instrumental in running several plants to keep up with the changes through the years; he retired as the Plants Operation Supervisor following many years of dedicated service to the company.

Nino married “his sweetheart” Donna on February 25, 1978; the couple raised four beautiful children and were grandparents to seven grandchildren who he adored. Family was always first to Nino, he was dedicated to his family, he would do anything to help them and always showed them unconditional love. Nino was always there for his kids to coach their sports, attend school functions, special events in their lives, and when not coaching on the sidelines cheering them on. He taught them the importance of hard work, going after their dreams, to help others along the way and always put your family first. Nino’s role as “Grampy” was one he took seriously, he babysat, looked forward to family vacations, sporting events, and he traveled the world to see his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren that were serving in the Military; he was just so proud of his family.

Nino was a talented cook; he enjoyed being in the kitchen with his wife Donna where they would “whip up” an amazing meal and looked forward to having their table full with family and friends to eat. They had an “open door” policy and all were welcomed at their home; they were always made to feel like family.

In his spare time, Nino, gave back to his community; for many years he coached Wilmington Pop Warner, Wilmington Youth Hockey and Little League Baseball. He loved helping the kids succeed in whatever they were doing and was a mentor to many throughout the years.

Nino loved sports of all kinds, he loved to watch sports, go to sporting events, he owned horses with his pals and he looked forward to the Saratoga trip with his buddies; an annual event where a great time was had by all.

Nino will be fondly remembered as an all-around “great guy”; he was kind and caring towards everyone he met and went out of his way to help anyone. He was a wonderful family man, a great friend and neighbor, and a proud Veteran who looked out for his fellow Veterans. Nino’s passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him; he will forever be missed.

Nino was the beloved husband of Donna (Bellis) Trimarchi, devoted father of Tracy Walthour and her husband Scott of Pleasanton, CA, James Angiolillo of Sarasota, FL, Lee Michael Trimarchi and his wife Kelly and Matthew Trimarchi all of Wilmington. He was the Loving “Grampy” of Jacquie, Lauren, Dylan, Anthony, Olivia, Michael and Anthony, dear brother of Maria Collins and her husband Brian of Wilmington and the late Domenica “Mima” Burpee. Nino is further survived by many special nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, December 4th at 12:00 noon. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Nino’s memory to the Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Lucille C. Smalley

December 1st, 2021

Lucille C. Smalley (Morse), age 84, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021.

Lucille was born in Lowell, MA, on December 14, 1936; she was the cherished daughter of the late Elliott and Mary (Cosgrove) Morse. Lucille was raised and educated in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Schools where she made many life-long friends.

On January 12, 1960, Lucille married the “love of her life” Paul Smalley; the couple spent many wonderful times together with family and friends throughout the years. Lucille and Paul settled down at the “family homestead” on Auburn Ave. where they raised two wonderful children Paul Jr. and Elizabeth. Lucille was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many but her most favorite role was “Nana” to Elizabeth “Fran” and David whom she adored.

Throughout the years, Lucille and Paul enjoyed camping with their family, as well as her sisters, brother, brother-in-law and their families; so much fun was had by all. They also looked forward to their trips to Vegas with John and Jeri or to Florida and Disney World with her sisters; everyone always had a great time no matter where they were or what they were doing.

Lucille will be fondly remembered for her sweet personality and her beautiful smile; she went out of her way to help her family and friends no matter what they needed and looked forward to the time they spent together. Lucille had a heart of gold and she will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Lucille was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Paul D. Smalley, devoted mother of Paul D. Smalley, Jr. of Florida, formerly of Wilmington and Elizabeth Mullett and her husband Steven of Wilmington, loving “Nana” of Elizabeth “Fran” Mullett and David Mullett both of Wilmington. Dear sister of the late James “Joe” Morse, Sr., Jeri Ralls, Paul “Olie” Olson and Joan McGovern. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, December 2nd from 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

James R. “Jim” Tyler

November 29th, 2021

James R. Tyler, “Jim”, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on November 20, 2021.

Jim was the beloved husband of Imelda (Walsh) Tyler, devoted father of Carole-Anne Tyler & her husband Richard E. Keane, Jr. of Riverside, CA, Rose-Marie Tyler Robertson & her husband Mark Robertson of Wells, ME, Brenda-Jean Tyler & her husband Raid Mohammad of Christiansburg, VA, and Colin Scott Tyler & his wife Kristin (Chase) Tyler of Derry, NH, loving “Grampy” of Victor Martin Clark, III, Leila Anne Clark, Aminah (Mohammad) Alamgir & her husband Irfan Alamgir, and John Walsh, “Great-Grampy” of 9 great-grandchildren, cherished son of the late Joseph R. and Mary (Lally) Tyler, dear brother of Joseph M. Tyler & his wife Pauline (Nogrady) Tyler of Allston. Jim is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews as well as his beloved dog, Wally.

Jim belonged to the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, BAC Local 3, Boston, MA.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, December 3rd from 10:00-11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon.

Memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH 03079.

William J. “Bill” Flaherty

November 25th, 2021

William J. Flaherty, “Bill”, age 93, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away following a brief illness on November 22, 2021.

Bill was born on March 4, 1928, in Mainistir, Galway, Ireland; he was the son of the late Patrick and Delia (Ganly) Flaherty. Bill was raised and educated in Ireland; at nineteen years old, he decided to move to the United States. In 1949, with just twenty-five dollars in his pocket, Bill immigrated to the United States.

Bill met “the love of his life” Nora (Howard) Flaherty at an Irish Dance in Roxbury. They “hit it off” and began dating. In 1957, Bill and Nora were married and started their new life together. They lived in the city for a few years before settling in Wilmington in 1965, where they raised their two loving daughters, Ann, and Linda. Bill and his family spent over fifty-five years in the same neighborhood; they made many fond memories with their neighbors and friends.

Bill worked for the Town of Wilmington for over twenty-five years in the Department of Public Works. He made many friendships with his co-workers and enjoyed being able to work in his town. After several years of hard work, Bill retired.

Bill remained active his whole life; he was always out in his yard “puttering” around. He had a daily ritual of reading three daily papers with his special “Papa face”. Bill thought it was important to keep up with current events and he liked to keep his family updated as well.
Bill will be remembered for his love of his family; he was a loving husband, father, and Papa. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Bill was the beloved husband of Nora (Howard) Flaherty, devoted father of Ann Stockton & her husband Robert of Tewksbury and Linda Caruso of Gardner, loving “Papa” of Kimberly, Caitlin, Sean, and Matthew, “Great-Papa” of Adeline, dear brother of Michael O’Flaherty & his wife Sally of Weymouth, the late Arthur, Thomas, Coleman, Gerard, Francis, Marion, Margaret, and Lily. Bill is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington on Tuesday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Gildo DiMambro

November 23rd, 2021

Gildo DiMambro, age 64, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on November 19, 2021.

Gildo was born on June 8, 1957, in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Santi Cosma e Damiano, Italy. He was the cherished son of Lidia Casale-DiMambro and the late Augusto Elio DiMambro. Gildo grew up in Italy and moved to New York with his parents as a teenager. As a young man, he briefly returned to Italy before permanently moving to Boston in his 20’s.

Upon moving to Boston, Gildo took a position as an Italian teacher at the Berlitz School of Languages. Here, he met his wife, Assunta “Sue” (Giamberardino) DiMambro and they married in 1990. The following year, they moved to Wilmington, where they raised their three boys: Elio, Luciano, and Lorenzo. Gildo was involved with the kid’s activities; whether it was coaching Youth Soccer, attending sporting events, or teaching them about life, he was always there for them.

A hard worker, Gildo’s career began with his time as a civilian contractor for NATO. Onboard the USS Puget Sound, Gildo taught an Italian course for sailors and service members. This brought him to many parts of the world and was a time he would fondly reminisce of. After this, Gildo took an entry level position at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. His dedication to his job and tireless work ethic led him to being promoted to the Head of Food and Beverage. After many years in the hospitality industry, Gildo decided to go to work for Local 26 of the restaurant and hotel workers union. Years later, Gildo took his experience to Labor Relations at the MBTA, where he made many friendships. He was someone who was always willing to help and could be depended upon.

In his spare time, Gildo loved to take camping and fishing trips, where he passed his love of fishing and the outdoors to his sons. He made countless memories with his family throughout the years traveling back to his native Italy and visits to Nantucket. Gildo was an avid soccer fan; a supporter of Inter Milan and the Italian National Team. He loved to watch the games on Sundays together and passed his love of the beautiful game on to his sons.

Gildo was a loving husband, Dad, son, brother, and uncle. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Gildo was the beloved husband of Assunta “Sue” (Giamberardino) DiMambro, devoted “Papa” of Elio Bernardo DiMambro of Nantucket, Luciano Franco DiMambro and Lorenzo Aurelio DiMambro both of Wilmington, son of Lidia Casale-DiMambro and the late Augusto Elio DiMambro of Italy, dear brother of Lisetta DiMambro-Viccaro & her husband Franco and Aurelio DiMambro & his wife Franca all of Italy, special Uncle of Aida Viccaro-Riginio & her husband Roberto Riginio, Roberto Viccaro and Alessandro DiMambro. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Maddalena Giamberardino, brothers-in-law Anthony Giamberardino & his wife Diane, Bernard Giamberardino & his wife Melissa, his sister-in-law Mary Carpinito & her husband Eugenio, as well as many beloved nephews and nieces that held a special place in his heart.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Monday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, November 28th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.