Joseph C. Sangermano, 95, of Andover passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late John and Saveria (Romano) Sangermano.
Mr. Sangermano was raised in Lawrence and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. He served with the US Army during WWII and the Korean War. During WWII he fought with the 3rd Armored Division in five campaigns including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he served in Austria and Italy.
Mr Sangermano worked in Lawrence as a machinist and tool maker for 35 years and worked in transducer manufacturing for Hewlett-Packard Medical in Andover for 10 years.
He was a member and one of the founders of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Andover.
Mr. Sangermano was predeceased by his wife, Concetta (Furnari) Sangermano, and his siblings John Sangermano, Rose (Cahill), and Virginia (Campagna).
He is survived by his children, John Sangermano and his wife Jeanne Genereux of Stow, MA and Jean Tornatore and her husband Joseph, Jr. of Andover; grandchildren, Michael Sangermano and his fiancé Kristina Li, Lisa Sangermano, Joseph Tornatore, III and his wife Renae, Robert Tornatore and his wife Ariana, James Tornatore and Maria Tornatore and her fiancé Michael Horsman and his great-grandchildren, Theo Stallone and Cayleigh Jane.
His greatest joys were winemaking and tending his vegetable garden, building projects around the house and eating a good pasta dinner. He looked forward to being with family, whether a small or large gathering. He was especially proud of his six grandchildren and rejoiced in their accomplishments. Always a gentleman, he will be remembered for his strong Catholic faith, sense of humor, and love of family.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral mass will be at 11:00 am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Burial will follow at West Parish Cemetery, Andover.