Dominick Robert Mangino

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Dominick Robert Mangino SchenectadyDominick Robert Mangino died surrounded by family, in the early morning hours of April 9th, 2014, at home, just the way he wanted. He was just one day shy of his 98th birthday. He was born on April 10, 1916, in Schenectady, NY. He was the son of the late Ralph and Teresa Mangino and the father of Robert Mangino, Linda DiCrescenzo, Joane Mastrioanni (Armand) and Janis Rink, (John) all of whom couldn't have loved him more. Don was a lifelong resident of Schenectady and an entrepreneur who owned and operated the Mt. Pleasant Lanes, Twins Auto Sales, the Imperial 400 Motel and The Travel Lodge Motel as well as numerous investment properties in the City of Schenectady. Don loved and excelled in many sports, but his lifelong passion was golf. If there was a course or tournament in town, he played it. He was one of the original founders of Pinehaven Country Club and held memberships at Shaker Ridge Country Club, Walhalla and the Edison Club. One of his favorite courses was the Schenectady Muni where he won many championships. Don was ENYGA Champion five times and he had nine holes in one. Back in the 30s, he was a Hershey Open top amateur qualifier finishing two shots behind Ben Hogan and a member of the 1938 undefeated Nott Terrace High School golf team along with his lifelong friend, Armand Farina. He was also a professional boxer who fought at Madison Square Garden and trained with Jake Lamata. He was a member of RING 26 Capital District Boxing Association. I never lost a fight, he would say, except to my wife Madeline, who passed in 1997, after 57 years of marriage. He was a former member of the Sons of Italy and the Elks, both of Schenectady. But above all, he loved and was devoted to his family. He always worked hard to provide everything he could for them. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a source of unending joy for him. Everyone always knew who to go to if they needed anything. Grandpa was always there. He was very generous to anyone he could help, quietly giving assistance to friends and family who were in need. Along with his children, he is survived by his sister, Mary (Tony) Izzo; six grandchildren, Franca and Michael DiCrescenzo, Jaclyn Rink Crowley, John Rink and Zachary and Brooke Stone and two great-grandchildren, Joviana Camaj and Madelyn Crowley; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion of 15 years, Meriam Murphy, who could never quite beat him in golf or Pinochle. He leaves a legacy of love that will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. The family would like to thank the wonderful people who were there in the end; Hospice; the staff at Schuyler Ridge; Dr. Richard Toll; Carol Braungart and especially all his caregivers, Donna, Chryssy, Carrie, Jayne, Debbie, Charlene, and Marva, who Don loved and considered family. What they provided was immeasurable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12302. All are invited to attend the funeral which will begin on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home. The procession will travel to St. John the Evangelist Church, 816 Union St., Schenectady, NY for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Dominick will be brought to the family mausoleum in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna, NY, where his body will rest with his beloved family. In his memory, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308 or The , 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of Kathleen Lowes Sanvidge at the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Mr. Mangino's Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com.
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Daly Funeral Home Inc. - Schenectady
242 McClellan Street  Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 374-1600
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2014
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