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.