OBITUARY: Gildo DiMambro, 64

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Gildo DiMambro, age 64, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on November 19, 2021.

Gildo was born on June 8, 1957, in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Santi Cosma e Damiano, Italy. He was the cherished son of Lidia Casale-DiMambro and the late Augusto Elio DiMambro. Gildo grew up in Italy and moved to New York with his parents as a teenager. As a young man, he briefly returned to Italy before permanently moving to Boston in his 20’s.

Upon moving to Boston, Gildo took a position as an Italian teacher at the Berlitz School of Languages. Here, he met his wife, Assunta “Sue” (Giamberardino) DiMambro and they married in 1990. The following year, they moved to Wilmington, where they raised their three boys: Elio, Luciano, and Lorenzo. Gildo was involved with the kid’s activities; whether it was coaching Youth Soccer, attending sporting events, or teaching them about life, he was always there for them.

A hard worker, Gildo’s career began with his time as a civilian contractor for NATO. Onboard the USS Puget Sound, Gildo taught an Italian course for sailors and service members. This brought him to many parts of the world and was a time he would fondly reminisce of. After this, Gildo took an entry level position at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. His dedication to his job and tireless work ethic led him to being promoted to the Head of Food and Beverage. After many years in the hospitality industry, Gildo decided to go to work for Local 26 of the restaurant and hotel workers union. Years later, Gildo took his experience to Labor Relations at the MBTA, where he made many friendships. He was someone who was always willing to help and could be depended upon.

In his spare time, Gildo loved to take camping and fishing trips, where he passed his love of fishing and the outdoors to his sons. He made countless memories with his family throughout the years traveling back to his native Italy and visits to Nantucket. Gildo was an avid soccer fan; a supporter of Inter Milan and the Italian National Team. He loved to watch the games on Sundays together and passed his love of the beautiful game on to his sons.

Gildo was a loving husband, Dad, son, brother, and uncle. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Gildo was the beloved husband of Assunta “Sue” (Giamberardino) DiMambro, devoted “Papa” of Elio Bernardo DiMambro of Nantucket, Luciano Franco DiMambro and Lorenzo Aurelio DiMambro both of Wilmington, son of Lidia Casale-DiMambro and the late Augusto Elio DiMambro of Italy, dear brother of Lisetta DiMambro-Viccaro & her husband Franco and Aurelio DiMambro & his wife Franca all of Italy, special Uncle of Aida Viccaro-Riginio & her husband Roberto Riginio, Roberto Viccaro and Alessandro DiMambro. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Maddalena Giamberardino, brothers-in-law Anthony Giamberardino & his wife Diane, Bernard Giamberardino & his wife Melissa, his sister-in-law Mary Carpinito & her husband Eugenio, as well as many beloved nephews and nieces that held a special place in his heart.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Monday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, November 28th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Gildo DiMambro

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