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Michael Mangano

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Michael Paul Mangano 1936-2012 DALTON Michael Paul Mangano, 75, of 34 Weston Avenue, Dalton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born in Pittsfield on May 29, 1936, a son of Hilda Palardy Mangano and the late Dominic J. Mangano, he was a graduate of St. Joseph Central High School. He enlisted with the United States Air Force on July 1955, served more than a year overseas, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman Second Class on July 18, 1959. Mr. Mangano was employed by General Electric Company where he was a packer-shipper in the Large Transformer Department. He retired in October 1991 with 25 years service. In 1985, the Large Transformer Operation recognized Mr. Mangano with the Gerald L. Phillippe award for distinguished community service. He and his late wife cared for many foster children over the years. Mr. Mangano was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and St. Agnes Church. He and his wife were also members of Jericho in Holyoke. He was an accomplished pianist. He enjoyed fishing and bowling at Ken's Bowl. Mr. Mangano's wife, the former Janice M. Butler, whom he married April 15, 1961, died November 25, 2011. Besides his mother of Pittsfield, Mr. Mangano is survived by a daughter, Amy M. Mangano, and her husband, Joseph Pieropan, of Pittsfield; two sons, Matthew Mangano and Todd Mangano, both of Pittsfield; two brothers, John Mangano and his wife, Dolores, of Dalton, and Paul Mangano and his wife, Olympia, of China; and three sisters, Rosalie Polcaro and her husband, David, of Pittsifeld, Valerie Ebling and her husband, Dale, of California, and Carole Anderson and her husband George "Pete" of Pittsfield. He was pre-deceased by a daughter-in-law, Julie Mangano, and a sister, Lorraine Anderson. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours for Michael P. Mangano will be held Sunday, May 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME in PITTSFIELD. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 30, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Agnes Church in Dalton celebrated by Rev. Christopher A. Malatesta, Pastor. Burial will follow in Ashuelot Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Mangano may be made to Jericho, a bureau for exceptional children, both in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 25, 2012
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