Marilyn J. Wargo


NAUGATUCK — Marilyn J. Wargo, 89, wife of Michael Wargo, died peacefully on Jan. 4, 2023, at Waterbury Hospital.

Marilyn was born May 16, 1933 in Waterbury, daughter of the late Walter and Dagmar (Carlson) Gesseck, and lived in Naugatuck all of her life. She graduated from Naugatuck High School, class of 1951, was a member of the Naugatuck Women’s Club, and she enjoyed gardening, bingo and trips to the casino.

In addition to Michael, her husband of 70 years, Marilyn is survived by her son, Michael Wargo Jr. and his wife Kathleen (McKinstry) Wargo; her daughter, Linda Wargo; her granddaughter, Sarah (Wargo) Frank and her husband Keith Frank; her great-granddaughters, Stella and Addison Frank; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alec Wargo and Ilse Wargo, her sister-in-law Jean (Wasdo) Wargo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 12. at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Burial was to follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hour was to be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers and to honor Marilyn’s memory, donations are requested to Hearing Loss Association of America at

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