MANGANO, JOSEPH C. 87 - passed away Sunday March 24, 2013 at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus. He was born March 24, 1926, in Atlantic City, to Calogero & Francesca Mangano. He grew up in Atlantic City and graduated from Atlantic City High School in June 1944. He served in the US Navy between July 1944 and June 1946 and returned to Atlantic City where he owned and operated a custom tailor shop until 1980. Joe married Jeanette Ordile, also from Atlantic City, in February 1952. Joe and Jeanette were happily married for 61 years. Joe was a lifelong parishioner of Saint Michael's Church, Atlantic City, Treasurer of the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of UNICO, Treasurer of Ye Olde Tymers Club of Atlantic City, Chaplain of the Turner Bunting Durkin VFW Post 3361, Ventnor City, member of the Ventnor City Republican Club, former President of the Atlantic City Community Concerts Association and Member of Knights of Columbus Rev. Dr. John T. Sheehan O.S.A. Assembly 662. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Calogero and Francesca and sister, Santa Mangano-Tummarello. Joe is survived by his wife, Jeanette, his son Charles (Janet), Short Hills, daughter Frances Miller (Dave), Margate City, son John (Patricia), Pineville, NC, and son Richard (Lori), Ventnor City, and his nine grandchildren Mark, Andrew, Adam Miller (Kim), Nick Miller, Maria Miller, Jeanette, Dan, Emma and Sara and brother Frank (Marie). The family will be greeting friends and relatives Friday, April 5, from 6 pm to 9 pm, at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, 7300 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor City, and Saturday, April 6, at 9 am to 10 am at Saint Michael's Church, 10 North Mississippi Ave, Atlantic City followed by Funeral Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5061 Harding Highway, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to support Prison Ministry (Joseph's House), c/o Saint Nicholas of Tolentine 1409 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401-8092, or a charity of one's choice
. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home.
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Apr. 4, 2013.