Andrew Mungillo

Obituary of Andrew Mungillo

Andrew Mungillo, passed away at Woobriar of Wilmington Nursing Care Facility after a brief illness. He was 73 years old. Andy was born in Boston. He had been a resident of Burlington for 62 years. After graduating from the Medford Vocational School he went on to further his education at Franklin Institute. Andy had a career as a Sheet Metal Worker in the Heating & HVAC Industry working for the Sheet Metal Local 17 throughout Massachusetts. Andy’s life centered around his family. He loved being a Dad to his children and a Papa to his grandchildren. Andrew enjoyed numerous family vacations in Florida. He was a Hockey Coach in the Burlington Hockey & Skating Program. He was an avoid sports fan and followed the Red Sox and the Patriots. Andy will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Andy is the beloved husband of Virginia “Ginger” (Garrett). He is the loving father of Carleen Miller of Fort Myers, FL, Cynthia Surette and her husband George of Litchfield, NH, Cheryll Ricci and her husband Thomas of Stow, MA, Correne Mungillo and Lisa Leydon of Westford, MA, James Mungillo and his wife Deborah of Burlington. He is the loving grandfather of Brian Miller, Kenneth and Kevin Surette, Lauren and Janet Leydon, Alexa and Andrew Ricci, Kayla and Kyle Mungillo. He is the great grandfather of Kristina and Amanda Miller. He is the son of the late Carmella Casella. He is the stepson of Charles Casella of Watertown. Andy is the brother of Lorraine Ellis and her husband Bill of The Village, FL, Annette Nichols & her husband Jim of Wilmont, NH, Phyllis Dunn & her husband Terry of Medway, Officer Joe Casella & his wife Ann of Watertown, Debbie Babine & her husband Rick of Coconut Creek, FL. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 6 Lexington St., Burlington on Friday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers memorials in Andy’s name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Retired member of Sheet Metal Local #17 Words of Remembrance Andrew Mungillo Delivered by Correne Mungillo Today we are here to celebrate the life of Andrew Mungillo, my Dad. His life was a precious gift that touched all of us with so much beauty, grace, and love. He touched our hearts in so many ways with a smile so bright and a twinkle in his eye. With unbridled courage, he showed us his strength and determination until the very end. Andy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a hard worker who spent many years at a career in sheet metal. He loved to point out with pride the buildings he worked on cementing his place in history and leaving us in awe. But by far his favorite job was being “Dad” and “Papa”. Some of you might not have had the privilidge to know my father the way that I did. The same man who worked with steel had a passion for poetry, music, and most of all family. He loved all of us with such joy and pride that it lit up his face every time we were together. He would often quietly sit back at family gatherings watching with contentment as the people he loved were near. He would revel in each of our accomplishments and support us in our endeavors. In his own unassuming way, he took the time to let each of us know that we were special. He was a tower of support and a constant force of strength. He accepted us for who we were and encouraged us to become all that we could be. His playful childish impulses shone through when he got down on all fours to play with his beloved Shiatsu Gracie. No one who knew my father could deny that his charisma and constant sense of humor distinctly defined who he was. You could always count on a good laugh and a quick witted comment. Even in his last days he kept us laughing! When I was younger, I was a competitive figure skater. Each time that I competed Dad lovingly polished my skates, wrote me a poem, was my biggest fan, and most of all let me know how much he appreciated all of my hard work and dedication. In turn, he showed each my siblings, and as time went on, his grandchildren and great grandchildren this same joy and pride. Mom, Can, Cin, Che, and Jim I am sure that each of you have many of those special memories that you will forever keep in your hearts. It would take a lifetime to capture all of them. I know that I am all that I am today because he was a great teacher. It is a blessing as well as an honor to be one of his children. Some of his lessons were obvious and some I never understood until recently. In the last few weeks, we laughed and we cried and we realized that life has a funny way of working out. Taking those quiet reflective moments made me realize what a wonderful man my Dad was and the invaluable gifts that he has given to all of us for which he never asked for anything in return. For me, saying goodbye is a way of saying “I remember”. So today, I don’t stand here to bid farewell but rather to say; Dad, our memories will last forever and your love will stay steadfast in our hearts. Thank you for the lasting gift of each other that you left to your children and family. But most of all thanks for the precious memories. This ones for you Dad… The gift of time we cherish The gift of life goes fast Your gift of love will never end As long as memories last
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