Mary L. (Sciarrio) Gangi

May 16, 2004

Mary L. (Sciarrio) Gangi

MARY L. (SCIARRIO) GANGI – of Woburn, May 16th. Beloved wife of David W. Gangi, Sr. Devoted mother of Charles D. Gangi and his wife Christine of Buffalo, NY, David W. Gangi, Jr. and his wife Gael of Methuen, Mark J. Gangi of Woburn, and John W. Gangi and his wife Susan of Stuart, FL. Dear sister of Daniel Sharrio of Clearwater, FL, William Sciarrio, Sr. of Saugus, Theresa Gangi and Barbara Gentile, both of Woburn, and the late Gerard Sciarrio and Isabel O’Keeffe. Loving grandmother of Jason W. Gangi, Richard D., Matthew J., Jamie Lee, Aaron J., and Nicole S. Gangi, and Theodore D. and Samantha M. Gangi. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, May 21st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

OBITUARY:

Mary L. Gangi of Woburn passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, May 16th, in Stuart, Florida, where she and her husband had spent the winter. The wife of David W. Gangi, Sr. for the past fifty-five years, she was eighty years of age.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Orazio and Rachel (Pennacchio) Sciarrio. She grew up in the West End of Boston and graduated from Girls High School in Boston with the Class of 1941.

Following her marriage in 1949, she lived with her family in Dover and Somersworth, New Hampshire, before settling in Woburn in 1962.

In earlier years she worked as a technician in the Radiology Department of Mass. General Hospital.

Later she was involved in the business owned by the Gangi family since 1937, Woburn Bowladrome, located on Montvale Avenue. For many years she was a familiar figure to patrons there, working as a counter person.

Mary bowled with the South End Italian Club League as well as the Coffee League. She was a longtime member of the Ladies Lodge 1584 of the Sons of Italy, and enjoyed knitting as a pastime. For nearly twenty years, she and her husband have enjoyed winters in Stuart, Florida.

Preceding her in death were a brother, Gerard Sciarrio, and a sister, Isabel O’Keeffe.

Surviving in addition to her husband, David W. Gangi, Sr., are four sons: Charles D. Gangi and his wife Christine of Buffalo, New York, David W. Gangi, Jr. and his wife Gael of Methuen, Mark J. Gangi of Woburn, and John W. Gangi and his wife Susan of Stuart, Florida, two brothers, Daniel Sharrio of Clearwater, Florida, and William Sciarrio, Sr. of Saugus, and two sisters, Theresa Gangi and Barbara Gentile, both of Woburn.

She was also the loving grandmother of Jason W. Gangi, Richard D., Matthew J., Jamie Lee, Aaron J., and Nicole S. Gangi, and Theodore D. and Samantha M. Gangi.

The funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, May 21st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

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  1. Nana was and still is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She had a heart of gold and obviously had a strong will to put up with Grampie for all those years!! We will all miss her terribly, especially the ‘Annointed One’ aka Jason.

    Love you always Nana
    love Jamie

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