Obituaries

Anthony J. Dango

December 26th, 2014

Anthony J. Dango, age 100, a long-time resident of Woburn, passed away on December 24, 2014 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Anthony was born on December 23, 1914 in Woburn, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Jennie (Gentile) Dango. Anthony was raised in Woburn and aside for a few short years spent in Tewksbury, Anthony lived most of his life in Woburn.

Anthony worked at Towers Motor Parts in Lowell for over fifty years. He was a machinist who worked on automotive parts. Anthony was a talented and dedicated employee who retired in his 70’s.

Anthony married Helen (Galka) Dango and the couple shared more than 60 years of marriage before her passing in 2002. Anthony and Helen lived in Tewksbury for a few short years, where they raised their five children: Carol Ann, James, Jean, Norma and Linda. In 1958, Anthony built his own home in Woburn, where he and his family shared many beautiful memories.

Anthony was a devoted family man; there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his family and friends. He was a “Mr. Fix-It,” who could fix anything including a car, emergency plumbing and electrical problems.

Anthony was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper who used his talents to subsidize his family’s income in the early 1950’s. He loved tuna fishing, especially with his son and grandsons. The men sometimes ended up catching 600-800 pound tunas.

Anthony was a very independent man; he continued to care for himself, often going to the gym and driving until he was 98 years old.

Anthony was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Galka) Dango, devoted father of Carol Ann Pullo of Hinsdale, MA, James E. Dango & his wife Denise Brennan of Stoneham, Jean M. Dango of Tewksbury, Norma M. Johnson & her husband Charles of Dracut and Linda D. Lucken & her husband Dennis of Woburn, loving grandfather to David Pullo, Patrice Pullo, Tracy McDevitt, Christine Downey, Pamela Dango, Deborah Dango, Jennifer Iritano, Mark Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Eric Lucken, Isaac Lucken and 8 great-grandchildren, cherished son of the late Anthony and Jennie (Gentile) Dango, dear brother of Rose Kirk, Betty Garbino and Jean McDonald all of Woburn, the late Dominic Dango, Charles Dango, Mike Dango, Frank Dango, Lena McSweeney and Anna Callahan. Anthony is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, December 29th at 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, December 28th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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4 Entries in Guest Book for “Anthony J. Dango”

  1. Alan D Horbal says:

    Carol and Family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Best Alan,Barbara,Susan and Dave.

  2. CAROL VERE says:

    Dear Norma and Family

    My sympathy and prayers to you and your family in the passing of your Father. You were blessed to enjoy his company and Love for so many years and the good Lord blessed him with the longevity of enjoying his large family creating special memories with all of you.

    God Bless
    Carol Vere

  3. Gene says:

    I thought of Uncle Tony hundreds of times over the years. I have so many wonderful memories of him and Elijah Street. For some reason I looked up his name today and found that he’d just passed away.

  4. Cyndi Dango says:

    I just learned this morning of Uncle Tony’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of him especially the time he came to trap a ground hog that was eating my garden. He reached in the whole and grabbed it with his bare hands. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Cyndi Dango

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