OCEAN RIDGE — A resident for nearly 20 years, Mr. Mangione served on the Town Commission from 1982 until 1994, including four terms as mayor.
Mr. Mangione died Oct. 8 after a brief illness. He was 67.
A financial adviser, Mr. Magione brought his professional expertise to his work for the community. “He was a very nice gentleman, and very diligent during our budget deliberations,” recalled Town Clerk Karen Hansck. “We completed our water improvements during his time in office, and in 1993, he was instrumental in hiring our police chief, Ed Hillary.”
Mr. Mangione, who moved to Ocean Ridge in 1976, also built three homes in the community. He was appointed to the town’s Planning and Zoning board following a resignation and served until 1982, when he resigned to run for a seat on the five-member Town Commission.
Mr. Mangione was a devoted tennis player and a dancer. He moved away in 1996 after the death of his wife, Catherine. The couple had been married for more than 30 years. “Even after he left, he sent a Christmas card to myself and the chief ever year,” Hansck recalled. He is survived by two children, Philip Mangione and Lindsey Magione Schuster, and a granddaughter, Morgan Catherine Schuster.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Give Kids The World Village, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.