Helen J. (Galka) Dango

March 17, 2002

Dango – in Woburn, March 17th, Helen J. (Galka), beloved wife of Anthony J. Dango. Devoted mother of Carol A. Pullo of Reading, James E. Dango and his wife Denise of Stoneham, Jean M. Dango of Woburn, Norma M. Johnson and her husband Charles of Dracut, and Linda D. Lucken and her husband Dennis of Woburn. Dear sister of Peter Galka of NH, Thomas Galka of Wilmington, Francis Galka of Winchester, Gladys Puchowski of Woburn, and Elizabeth Chisholm of Connecticut. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, March 21st, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Dango’s memory to the VNA Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

Helen J. Dango of Woburn passed away at her home here Sunday following an illness of several months. Wife of Anthony J. Dango for almost sixty-two years, she was 82.

Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Julia (Pulkowska) Galka. She graduated from Wilmington High School and lived with her husband in Tewksbury for several years before moving to Woburn forty-three years ago.

Mrs. Dango devoted herself to her husband and children, as well as her extended family. An extremely generous woman, she was known for putting others ahead of herself, and was the first to help anyone in need. She will be deeply missed by the many whose lives she touched in the course of her lifetime.

In addition to her husband Tony, she leaves four daughters, Carol A. Pullo of Reading, Jean M. Dango of Woburn, Norma M. Johnson and her husband Charles of Dracut, and Linda D. Lucken and her husband Dennis of Woburn; a son, James E. Dango and his wife Denise of Stoneham;

Three brothers, Peter Galka of NH, Thomas Galka of Wilmington, and Francis Galka of Winchester; two sisters, Gladys Puchowski of Woburn and Elizabeth Chisholm of Connecticut.

She was also the beloved grandmother of David and Patrice Pullo, Trace, Christine, Pamela, and Deborah Dango, Mark and Lisa Johnson, Jennifer Iritano, and Eric and Isaac Lucken. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, March 21st, at 11:15 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Dango’s memory to the Visiting Nurses Association of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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