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Louis “Gino” Mangione

posted: Feb 5, 2018 10:40 am

Louis “Gino” Mangione, age 84, entered into eternal rest on February 2, 2018, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved and devoted husband to Mary Ellen A. Geffert Mangione.

Mr. Mangione was born in Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy on April 10, 1933, son of the late Joseph and Concetta Vinci Mangione. He emigrated from Italy on February 12, 1948 where he resided in Seymour until moving to Oxford fifty years ago. A self-employed general contractor, he was the owner of L. Mangione Construction Co. in Oxford, specializing in the installation of gas station pumps and storage tanks. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, honorably serving during the Korean War. Gino helped build and was a proud founding member of the Sons of Italy on High Street in Derby, where he enjoyed playing cards and socializing with his friends.

In addition to his wife Mary Ellen, he leaves to cherish his memory, a loving son, Guido J. Mangione of Oxford, loving daughters, Lucrezia Mangione (Greg Elin) of Silver Spring, MD, Belinda F. Mangione Welton (D. James) of Southbury and Claudia Mangione Luff (Jeffrey) of Oxford, a brother, Salvatore Mangione (Lina) of Oxford, sisters, Melina Distefano of Wrentham, MA and Teresa Hartranft (Ed) of Yarmouth, MA, cherished grandchildren, Nicole Welton of Ft. Myers, FL, Haili Welton of Medford, MA and Miya, Grady and Lia Luff of Oxford as well as more than several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the chapel of the SPINELLI-RICCIUTI/BEDNAR-OSIECKI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. On Wednesday, his funeral will begin at 9:15 am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia. Entombment with U.S. Army military honors will immediately follow in Mt. St. Peter Mausoleum in Derby.

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