Obituary: George Victor Zengo, formerly of Darien
George Victor Zengo of Norwalk, formerly of Darien, passed away peacefully Monday evening, October 1st, surrounded by Nancy, his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, and members of his family.
George, an avid fisherman, cook and gardener, was born in Natick, Massachusetts on August 10, 1934. He graduated from Arlington High School, received his undergraduate BS degree from Boston College and his MBA from Babson College. George served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
George spent the first 30 years of his career with General Motors, beginning in their Boston office. While with GM, he held a variety of management and senior management positions, including time in Europe with his family where he led GMAC’s expansion in Western Europe. George and his family spent eight glorious years living in Milan and Rome, Italy; Frankfurt, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium. Upon his return from Europe, George and his family settled in Darien, where George continued for several more years with General Motors before finishing his career as Senior Vice President, Manufacturers Hanover.
George was active in local Darien politics and at one point served as town selectman. He was also active in his local Noroton Bay community and served on the board for several years.
George is survived by his loving wife Nancy, his daughter Dawn Deluca and husband Charles, daughter Suzanne Nolan and husband Chris, daughter Denice, and his son George and wife Mary. He was predeceased by his son Mark. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren — Alexandra Deluca, Zachary Deluca, Travis Deluca; Aaron Zengo, Kyle Zengo, Kailey Zengo, Tyler Zengo; Peter Zengo, Brian Zengo, Molly Zengo; Emma Nolan, Luke Nolan, Andrew Nolan and Stella Nolan.
A Memorial Service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Darien on Monday, October, 8th at 10:00 am. There will be a private family interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 1702 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.