Albert J. Gangi, Sr.

December 11, 2017

Albert J. Gangi, Sr.
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

World War II Veteran

ALBERT J. GANGI, SR. – of Woburn, December 11th at eighty-nine years of age. Beloved husband of the late Catherine E. (Landry) Gangi. Devoted father of Deborah K. McQuinn, her husband Richard of FL and ME, Albert J. Gangi, Jr. of Woburn and Patricia A. Collins, her husband Charles of Meredith, NH. Brother-in-law of Evelyn Gangi of Woburn and Andrea Broach of MS. Also survived by eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Louis, Charles, E. Edward, David, Salvatore, Vincent, Michael and Anthony Gangi and Carmella Anderson, Ann Rooney, Josephine Wightman and Elizabeth Puleo. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Wednesday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call Tuesday, December 19th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Interment is private. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch–Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY

Albert J. Gangi Sr., 89, a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, Monday, December 11th at his daughters home in Meredith, NH. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to the late Catherine E. (Landry) Gangi.

Born and educated in Woburn, Albert was the son of the late Salvatore and Providenza (Rizzo) Gangi. Albert served his country proudly during WWII as part of the US Air Force until being honorably discharged.

While stationed at the Keesler Air Force Base, Albert met his future wife Catherine, who was working in the commissary at the time. They met one night at a USO Dance, and soon after fell in love. The two married in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana and decided to move to Woburn in 1950 to make their home. They brought three wonderful children into the world to whom they were completely devoted. As a family they enjoyed many happy summers camping all over New England. They had a travel trailer and enjoyed visiting Ossipee, Hampton, NH and Plymouth in the Cape. In later years, they had a residence in Meredith, NH at Lake Winnipesaukee, where they stayed for forty-five years.

Albert held different jobs throughout the years, most notably being General Manager of the family business, the Woburn Bowladrome. Prior to that, he worked for the DPW for City of Woburn as a crane operator and was also a Snap on Tools salesman for many years.

Later in life, Mr. and Mrs. Gangi loved to travel! They especially enjoyed their cruises to Hawaii and Bermuda and cherished their trips with the MA Bowling Association. Albert also enjoyed visiting the casino and will be remembered for his love of scratch tickets.

Albert was a New England Sports fan and enjoyed relaxing and watching a good (or bad) Patriots Game. He was the life of the party and will always be remembered for leading the family in the Chicken Dance at any family function.

Albert is survived and will be deeply missed by his children, Deborah K. McQuinn and her husband Richard of ME and FL, Albert J. Gangi, Jr. of Woburn, and Patricia A. Collins and her husband Charles, of NH; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Gangi of Woburn and Andrea Broach of MS as well as eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings Charles, E. Edward, David, Salvatore, Vincent, Michael, Anthony and Louis Gangi and Carmella Anderson, Ann Rooney, Josephine Wightman and Elizabeth Puleo.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Wednesday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call Tuesday, December 19th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Interment is private. As an expression of sympathy, remembrances may be made in Albert’s name to the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch–Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Uncle Al was a great guy who will be missed immensely. He was always so much fun at all of our family parties. My condolences to all. Love you, Uncle! RIP.

    Rich Gangi

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