Peter M. Dango

December 1, 2006

Peter M. Dango

Dango – in Woburn, December 1st, Peter M., beloved husband of Cynthia J. (Demas) Dango. Devoted father of Michael C. Dango and his wife Shirley E. of Dracut and Kimberley A. (Dango) Sawyer and her husband Christopher of Illinois. Loving son of Jean Dango and the late Angelo (Michael) Dango. Dear brother of Donna Farrow and her husband William of Reading. Adoring grandfather of Matthew C. Dango. Also lovingly survived by his nieces, nephews, and several grandnieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, December 7th at 11a.m. Calling hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the VNA if Middlesex East, 607 North Ave, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


Peter M. Dango, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away after a brief illness, at home surrounded by his family, on Friday afternoon. The beloved husband of Cynthia ‘Cindy’ (Demas), he was fifty-five years of age. Born in Woburn, Peter was the son of Jean M. (MacDormand) Dango of Woburn and the late Angelo J. ‘Michael’ Dango. Raised in the Horn Pond area of Woburn, Peter was a 1969 graduate of Woburn High School and went on to attend Graham Junior College where he received his Associates Degree in Communications. He was employed by Polaroid for thirty two years as a analytical chemist. After Polaroid’s closing, Peter took a position with Wyeth Biopharmecuticals in Andover, as a Senior Training and Development Specialist where he has worked for the past four years. During the 1990’s , Peter attended Emmanuel College where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business.

In 1970, he married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Demas and they made their home in North Woburn where they raised their two children, to whom Peter was wonderfully attentive and devoted. As a family they traveled and camped extensively visiting the National Parks across this country. An avid motorcyclist, Peter and his family also attended motorcycle rallies throughout the U.S. and Canada. When Michael was older, he and Peter attended the Laguana Motorcycle races and also biked to many places accompanied by Peter’s friends. Since the early eighties, Peter and his friends would go on their ‘pointed stick expedition’, their destination determined randomly. This was a tradition they continued year after year.

On Peter and Cindy’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, they traveled to Europe visiting several countries by motorcycle. During the summer months, they took a nightly motorcycle ride for ice cream on one of the three motorcycles Peter owned. His favorite however was his 1980 Harley Davidson and he was a member of the Merrimac Valley Chapter Harley Owner’s Group and the American Motorcycle Association.

In addition, Peter was an avid reader, particularly Stephen King’s thrillers, and he had begun working on a new addition for their home.

Peter and Cindy were blessed with a grandson, Matthew, who was so loved by his grandfather and was the light of his life. Peter truly was a kind and gentle son, husband, father and grandfather and was generous not only to his family, but to his friends and anyone who needed help.

He was predeceased by his father, Angelo J. ‘Michael’ Dango who passed away in July of 2003.

Peter is lovingly survived by his wife and soul mate, Cynthia, ‘Cindy’ (Demas) Dango, his children, Michael C. Dango and his wife, Shirley E. of Dracut and Kimberley A. Sawyer and her husband, Christopher of Illinois, his mother, Jean M. (MacDormand) Dango of Woburn, his sister, Donna L. Farrow and her husband William of Reading, his grandson, Matthew C. Dango, his nephews Bryan Farrow and his wife Beth, Chad Farrow and his wife Noble, Alexseya Anderson and his sisters-in-law, Johanna E. Demasand, Barbara (Demas) Nashawaty and her husband Kenneth and several grandnieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, December 7th at 11a.m. Calling hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the VNA if Middlesex East, 607 North Ave, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or to NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, P.O. Box 213, West Boylston, MA 01583.


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  1. Peter was one of the most upbeat and positive people that I ever worked with at Polaroid.
    I am sad for your loss. What a great guy!

    Mike Neschleba

  2. Peter was a good friend. He was strong and confident and cared about people. He made you feel comfortable in his company weather you had been working closely together or hadn’t seen him for a while. He was a rare guy. All who knew him will miss him.
    Wes Polaroid ’66

  3. My name is Ron Olsen, I just today saw the notice on my e mail about Peter’s passing. I can not think of words that would do justice to the feeling of loss that I have felt since seeing the notice. I worked with Peter at Polaroid and I truly enjoyed my time being in his company.
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Ron Olsen

  4. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You all have endured a great loss. May you be comforted by all of the wonderful memories you have and know he will always be with you. His contributions to Wyeth and his smile and kind ways, will always be remembered and missed by many here at Wyeth.
    Colleen G. (Wyeth)

  5. To Cindy and Family,
    Although we have never met before and I thought I would like write to you.
    Pete was a wonderful guy and I will miss him greatly myself as a friend and as a colleague from work. He always had a kind thing say and loved all of you all so greatly. Pete and I hit it off right away because we were both Motorcycle enthusiasts and we both involved in home additions at the same time and would talk about it frequently.
    He really was a very proud Grandfather and that child was
    up on his wall in his office and he had a story to tell about him all the time. I will miss him and Im really sorry for your loss.
    I will never forget him he was a great guy.

    David Betts

  6. To Peter’s family with my deepest condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss. I’ve only known Peter for a short time, but in that time I found that he was truly a kind,intelligent,and a very funny person. He was very easy to talk to. It was honestly a pleasure working with Peter. He is in my prayers. May God bless you. Sincerely, Tai Moore (Wyeth)

  7. Mike, Shirley and Matt;

    My deepest sympathy for all of you. Mike especially for the loss of your best friend. I’m glad you have your biking memories and more that you can keep forever. My heart goes out to you all at this sad time.
    Love, Aunt June

  8. Dear Cindy,
    I don’t really know you. I met you at Mike and Shirley’s wedding. I know from all I have heard of what a wonderful man/spouse/father/grandfather Peter had been. I’m certain he leaves a great legacy and many memories that are dear to your heart.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Shirley’s Aunt June

  9. Cheri Stafford-Rogers, Hudson, NH

    Dear Cindy,

    It has been a long time since we’ve seen each other, but you have been in my prayers in recent months. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember the husband stories we shared at both the Woburn and North Reading facilities before I left the USPS. You and Peter had something very special, and tht love will sustain you.
    Thinking of you in sympathy and friendship, Cheri (Curran) Stafford-Rogers and family

  10. Dear Cin & Family,
    What a privilege it was to have been able to work with Peter here at Wyeth. He did a great job training so many of us here, and he was such an enjoyable person. I can only imagine the void you all feel at his passing. May memories of happy times carry you through this difficult time of grieving. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Sue Guy

  11. To Peter’s family:

    I am sorry for the loss of Peter to your lives but know that his memory will always be with you. I will always remember him telling a joke or having a smile about something! He was a great person and will be missed dearly.
    Sylvia D (Wyeth)

  12. Cindy and Family,

    I was very sad to hear this news. Pete was always such a wonderful guy and a great friend to Mel. Life is so precious. My prayers go out to you and your family. I hope the peace and love you have all known as a family helps carry you through this terrible time.


    Gwen Smith and Family

  13. What a terrible void Mr. Dango’s loss leaves in so many lives. My love and prayers to all his family and friends who will be missing him. May you never feel alone and may you go on to live as fully as he would have wished.

    –Tina, Shirley’s Tea Friend

  14. It is with much sadness that I read the news this morning about Pete……it was our pleasure to have gotten to know him and you. Loved hearing the excitment in his voice when he would speak of his children and grandchildren, and of course, his “Cyn”…..Jack and I shall think of him often, especially when we “ride for ice cream”!.

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Pete was a great guy and will be missed by all here at Wyeth, I am sure, that had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.




  16. Dear Cindi & Family,

    Words cannot express the sadness. I’m so very sorry for the loss of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. May you all hold each other very close in the wonderful family that you are. Cindi that I could lessen your pain and give you any comfort at this time or at any time, I’m here. Love you like a sister and I’m just so very saddened. My deepest sympathies to Kimberly, Michael on the loss of their loving Dad and to his extended family. Debbie Martin

  17. Dear Cindy, I was very sad to hear of Pete’s death. It has been a long time since I have seen you two! I have affectionate memories of him and his warm personality and his quirky sense of humor. The picture you have posted of him shows that he looked the same as always with that great smile. Please accept my sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

    Kathy Foley

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