Obituaries

Sergio “Sam” DeMango, Sr.

March 15th, 2016

Sergio F. DeMango, Sr., age 87, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Burlington, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cambridge on March 31, 1928, Sergio, also known as Sam, was the son of the late Pasquale and Filomena (Simone) DeMango – both of whom immigrated from Italy. He was raised in East Cambridge and attended Cambridge schools.

Sergio left school when he was 17 and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on October 3rd, 1945. He loved being on a ship and proudly served our country. Sergio was honorably discharged on April 30th, 1948.

Upon his return, Sergio, married the love of his life, Mary Amoran. The couple moved to Arlington and in 1958, settled in Burlington, where they raised their four children. To provide for his family, Sergio worked for many years as a foreman for Interstate Container in Lowell. Sergio and Mary resided in Burlington for 32 years until retiring to Tewksbury.

In his free time, Sergio enjoyed landscaping, creative stone work, and gardening. In April of 2015, Sergio fulfilled the only item on his bucket list. He, along with his family, traveled to Washington, DC and visited all the War Memorials. As a veteran, this trip was very special to him.

Sergio was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Amoran) DeMango. He was the loving father of Sergio (Sam) Demango & his wife Maureen of Wilmington, Diane DeMango & her partner Jason Hietala of Lancaster, Laura DeMango of Lexington and the late Florence DeMango. Grandfather and “Vavou” of Christyne Jean Anderson & her husband C.J., David Sergio DeMango and Brendan Michael DeMango. Great-grandfather and “Babu” of Declan, Aubree and Melanie Anderson. He was the dear brother of Isabella DiCarlo & her husband Rocco of Medford and the late Rose & John Ciampaglia. Sergio also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, March 18th, at 10:00 a.m. Interment with military honors to follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 17th from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sergio’s name to the following group to benefit special needs individuals: Lexington Social Services, 15 Depot Sq., Suite #5, Lexington, MA 02420.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Sergio “Sam” DeMango, Sr.”

  1. Donna and Bob Crosby says:

    Dear Sam and Maureen,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Sergio was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    with sympathy , Donna and Bob Crosby

  2. The Sheehan Family says:

    Sam, Maureen, Christine, David, Brendan & family,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Sergio. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Barbara Fish says:

    Dear Maureen, Sam and family

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Barbara

  4. Shawn Newell says:

    To the DeMango Family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Take care as my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Shawn Newell

  5. Gail Ollila says:

    My Fridays with Sergio will never be forgotten. I enjoyed our conversations about a whole range of topics. At the top of the list was his beloved wife and family. He would often stress how much his family meant to him. I was also left in awe over his deep knowledge of history and politics along with fascinating stories of his youth. He was an amazing and remarkable man who I will miss very much. With love and deepest sympathy. Gail Ollila

  6. Sue Medeiros says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Uncle Sammy always made me smile and laugh. He will never be forgotten.
    With love to all,
    Sue Ellen

  7. Lianne Viola says:

    I have had the honor of knowing Mr. Demango since I was in the 7th grade. Diane, his daughter is my best friend. I have such wonderful memories of my visits to the loud, energetic, and always loving Demango family household. Specifically at mealtimes! It was always a multi-coursed dinner and fun! Mr. Demango always treated like one of his children and for that, I will hold close my memories of he and Mrs. Demango and the rest of the family. As has been stated, he will never be forgotton. Love to Sam, Maureen, Laura, and my dearest friend of 32 years, Diane.
    Lianne Viola

  8. Diane Murphy says:

    I unfortunately arrived at the service late so was unable to personally extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father and beloved Vavou. Visiting with Sergio the past 7 years I feel as if I personally know each and every one of you. The family trip to Washington, DC was truly a gift of love from you all and I hope those memories provide you comfort. With heartfelt condolences, Diane

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