Gerard “Gerry” Dominick Scanzano died on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Community Hospice in Merrimack, NH after a brief illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 22,1930, the son of Michael Scanzano and Rosalie (Citarella) Scanzano.
He served in the army from 1950 to 1952. Despite his lack of formal education, he worked his way up to a successful career as a Purchasing Manager for a number of large and small companies, including Sperry, Lockheed, Dymographics, and Itek. His second act in retirement was as a school bus driver for the Derry School District for almost twenty years, and he was proud to be recognized as the Special Education Bus Driver of the Year. He loved sports, especially the New York Yankees, and had seen Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and his hero, Joe DiMaggio, play at Yankee Stadium. He also had a passion for travel, and toured much of the United States, Canada, Europe, and central America, but his favorite place to visit was always New York City. Active in the NH Democratic party, he volunteered on the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns and was also a delegate to the NH Democratic state convention. Most of all, he loved his family, friends, and his community at the Hunt, who will dearly miss his boundless energy, Brooklyn stories, and relentless teasing.
He is survived by his daughter Susan Bureau and son-in-law Ed Bureau of Bedford, NH; his daughter Dianne Ledrew and son-in-law, Pat Ledrew of Nashua, NH; his son Thomas Scanzano and daugher-in-law Kacy Scanzano of Chapin, South Carolina; his grandchildren Hannah Bureau and husband Ethan Parcel of Chicago, IL; Michael Bureau and fiance Kelly Smith of Burlington, VT; Amy St. Louis of New Rochelle, NY; Maggie St. Louis of Nashua, NH; Nick Scanzano and wife Gabby Scanzano of Ft. Benning, GA; and Jessica Scanzano of Philadelphia, PA.
SERVICES: Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E Dunstable Rd, Nashua at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Family and friends are invited to attend. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Home Health and Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054, or visit them online at https://www.hhhc.org/ . The Davis Funeral Home (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”