Mary A. (Cirone) Gangi

February 26, 2008

Mary A. (Cirone) Gangi

MARY A. (CIRONE) GANGI – in Woburn, February 26th, beloved wife of the late Vincent James “Jim” Gangi. Loving mother of Vincent “Jim” Gangi and his wife Janice, David R. Gangi and his wife Kathleen, Kevin C. Gangi, all of Woburn, Paul M.Gangi and his wife Lyn of Hudson, NH and Edward J. Gangi and his wife Annemarie of Billerica. Devoted sister of Rose Buonarosa and Albert Cirone , both of Woburn and the late, Lucy Masotta, Josephine MacDonnell, Emilio, Frank, Daniel and Elveria Cirone. Dear sister-in-law of John Masotta of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, February 29th at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Gangi’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


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OBITUARY:

Mary A.(Cirone) Gangi, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away early Tuesday morning at the Tufts New England Medical Center. The beloved wife of the late Vincent James “Jim” Gangi, she was eighty-three years of age. Born in Woburn, Mary was the daughter of the late Alfonzo and Philomena (Bettina) Cirone. One of nine children, she grew up in the Mt. Misery section of Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1943. Following high school, Mary went to work at Stoneham Shoe. In 1948, after dating her future husband for a few years, she married Vincent “Jim” Gangi, having been introduced to him by a mutual friend and future brother-in-law, John Masotta. They made their home in Woburn, in a neighborhood close to the High School where they raised five sons. As a family, they enjoyed annual trips to Hampton Beach, Hickory Lane Cottages in NH and the White Mountains. The Gangi family also owned and operated the Woburn Bowladrome, which the boys assisted with when they were old enough. During the early fifties, she and Jim were actively involved with the Lions Club and attended conferences throughout the United States. While traveling they had the unique opportunity to appear as television contestants on “Beat the Clock”. After their sons were grown, Mary and Jim were able to travel more frequently visiting Italy, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, daytrips to Foxwoods and Saturday’s at the dog track. Mary also found enjoyment playing Bingo. She dearly loved her family and was the “best mother -in-law” in the world to her son’s wives. In later years, her attention turned to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary was a very loving, sweet, soft spoken woman, albeit very direct and honest with her opinions. However, she never missed an opportunity to praise her family members accomplishments not matter how small or great.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Vincent J. Gangi, who passed away in 2004 and her siblings, Lucy Masotta, Josephine MacDonnell, Emilio, Frank, Daniel and Elveria Cirone.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Vincent “Jim” Gangi and his wife Janice, David R. Gangi and his wife Kathleen, Kevin C. Gangi, all of Woburn, Paul M.Gangi and his wife Lyn of Hudson, NH and Edward J. Gangi and his wife Annemarie of Billerica, her sister, Rose Buonarosa, her brother, Albert Cirone, both of Woburn, brother-in-law John Masotta and thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A Funeral will be held rom the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, February 29th at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Gangi’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. I am really sorry to hear about Aunt Mary. She will be missed very much. I will always remember her.

    Stephen J. Gangi Westfield State

  2. Jim, Jan and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

    John and Lisa Silva

  3. Words are not enough to say what we thought of Aunt Mary. What a women, so caring and giving. Always thought of everyone but herself and ALWAYS had that wonderful smile on her face. She will be greatly missed but we feel better that she is now with the love of her life, Uncle Jim.

    Butch and Betty

  4. I will always remember Aunt Mary’s smile! She was a lovely lady who cherished her boys, including Uncle Jim. Do you remember when Uncle Jim had to find his way to her, blind-folded through a maze, on “Beat the Clock?”

    Love, heartfelt sympathy and wonderful memories,

    Diane, Bob and Michael in Pennsylvania

  5. So sorry to hear about Aunt Mary. She was truely an amazing member of this family, and will be missed.

    Again, sorry to hear about the news.

    Keep Well, and strong.

    Love,
    Cousin Michael
    –Florida

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