Delone C. “John” Lang

December 8, 2005

DELONE C. “JOHN” LANG – in Woburn, December 8th. Beloved husband of the late Marie (Vigneron) Lang. Devoted father of Stephen Lang and his wife Janet of Acton, Dr. Robert Lang and his wife Kathleen of Dartmouth, and Paul Lang of Osterville. Dear brother of Lorraine Thomson and Don Lang, both of Seattle, WA, and the late Orville Lang and Eleanor Brown. Loving grandfather of Stephanie, Andrea, Mark, Kristina, Christopher, Katherine, Brendan, Ryan, and Scott, and great-grandfather of Trey. Also survived by three dear cousins, Michael Fitzmaurice and his wife Beth, and Kevin and Joseph Fitzmaurice. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 12th at 11 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday morning from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, or to the VNA Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

Delone C. “John” Lang, 86, a resident of Woburn for the past forty-five years, passed away at his home here on Thursday, December 8th, following an illness of several months. He was the husband of the late Marie (Vigneron) Lang, who died in 1995.

“John,” as he was known to family and friends, was born in South Dakota, son of the late Wallace and Mary (Stoick) Lang. After twelve years he moved with his family to Missoula, Montana, and later came to live in the Boston area. He spent his last year of high school at BC High School, graduating from there in 1939. He continued his education at Boston College, earning his degree in 1944.

His began working as a public accountant for Hoskins and Sells, and afterward spent his career working for the US Government. From 1953 until 1962 he was an Auditor for the US Navy, and then worked as an Auditor for the Department of Defense until his retirement in 1980.

Mr. Lang was a member and former treasurer of the Retired Men’s Club of Wakefield, and was also a member of the National Association of Federal Employees, the Woburn Senior Citizen’s Bereavement Club, the Young at Hearts Senior group of St Barbara’s Church, and the Golden Eagle Class of 1944.

He had been a resident of Woburn’s West Side since 1959 and was a communicant of St. Barbara’s Church for forty-six years.

In addition to his beloved wife Marie, he was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Lang, and a sister, Eleanor Brown.

Surviving are three sons, Stephen Lang and his wife Janet of Acton, Dr. Robert Lang and his wife Kathleen of Dartmouth, and Paul Lang of Osterville, a sister, Lorraine Thomson and a brother, Don Lang, both of Seattle, Washington. He was also the loving grandfather of Stephanie, Andrea, Mark, Kristina, Christopher, Katherine, Brendan, Ryan, and Scott, and great-grandfather of Trey. Also surviving are three dear cousins, Michael Fitzmaurice and his wife Beth, and Kevin and Joseph Fitzmaurice.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 12th at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday morning from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, or to the VNA Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

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  1. Dear Bob, Kathy and family,
    I want to extend my sincere sympathy on the loss of your father/grandfather. I am sure he was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. May your many memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

    I am sorry I am unable to attend his mass but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Fondly,
    Kathy O’Connor

  2. To the Lang Family:

    Grandpa Lang, as we so lovingly called him, will be sorely missed by us all. You are in our prayers…..Love, John, Anne, and Elizabeth

  3. Mary Kilmartin Leccese – I was very sorry when I read that John had passed away. I worked with John at DCAA at Raytheon Co. in Wayland in the early 70’s. John always had us laughing with his stories of growing up in South Dakota. He always spoke fondly of his wife, Marie, and his three sons. He was always happy, always smiling, and a pleasure to be around. I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

  4. TO THE FAMILY OF JOHN LANG:

    I AM ELAINE COLONNA, PRESIDENT OF NARFE, NORTH SUBURBAN CHAPTER 507 IN READING, MASS.

    OUR CHAPTER 507 IS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE LOSS OF JOHN WHO WAS A LONG-TERM MEMBER. HE WAS OUR “CLUB AUDITOR” WHO EXAMINED OUR BOOKS ON A YEARLY BASIS.

    JOHN WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY ALL OF OUR 375 NARFE MEMBERS.

  5. To the family of Mr. Lang:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Mr. Lang was a sweet man, who always stopped to talk, and offer a laugh! He will be missed.

    Tony & Laurie Cherubino
    Columbus Rd.

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