George Victor Zengo of Norwalk, formerly of Darien, passed away peacefully Monday evening, Oct. 1, 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, Mass. on Aug. 10, 1934. He graduated from Arlington High School, received his undergraduate bachelor’s 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; Frankfurt 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 a senior vice president at 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 her husband Charles; daughter, Suzanne Nolan, and her 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 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8 at 10:00 am. at the United Methodist Church in Darien.
There will be a private family interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 1702 E. Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105