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“Dear Chris and family, So sorry to hear of "Iron" Mike's passing. I loved playing tennis with and against him at South River. He will be remembered...Read More »
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“Very, very sorry to hear about Uncle Mike. He was always so animated and active. I learned to drive when he let me take his Driver's Ed course one...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Ed Manganiello

“Sorry to hear of Uncle Mikes passing. My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Chris and the family. Your memory makes us smile and you have had...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Joseph J Zibelli

“I was so sorry to see Michael's name in the Stuart News this morning. He and Chris were such a memorable part of South River in Stuart, Fl., where...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jane Morgan - Stuart, FL


Michael A. Manganiello, 102, of Mt. Vernon, NY and Stuart, FL, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on August 3, 2017. Michael leaves behind his beloved wife of 74 years, Christine (Zibelli) Manganiello. The son of the late Michael Manganiello, Sr., and Giovanina (Zuzulo) Manganiello, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII for which he received several citations including the Purple Heart for his service. Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY, he was an all-county baseball and basketball player in high school and subsequently received an athletic scholarship to New York University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s of Education. A crowning achievement for Mike athletically was when he won the Alabama Open in golf while stationed in Selma, Alabama. Michael loved competition and at the age of 102 was still actively playing bridge competitively. Michael was a teacher his entire life, both in and out of the classroom. He taught for decades in the Mt. Vernon school system culminating in a long tenure as Principal of Mt. Vernon High School. While a coach at Mt. Vernon High School, he led the school’s basketball team to the county’s championship. Michael was dedicated to his family and was the happiest with them whether at home or playing sports with them. He leaves his eldest child, Joanne Klein and her former husband Jeffrey Klein along with Joanne’s two sons, Christopher, his wife Kathleen and their two children Charlie and Oliver and Joanne’s youngest son, Andrew. He also leaves his eldest son, Michael A. Manganiello, M.D., and his youngest son, Richard J. Manganiello, M.D., his wife Trina and their two children, Isabella and Olivia. Michael was predeceased by his brothers, Mickey, Anthony, and John and his sisters, Magdeline and Patricia all of whom took great care of Michael and his younger brother Johnnie during the Great Depression. While Johnnie was his youngest brother, he was his fiercest competitor in sports. Michael attributed his life-long interest in sports to his older brother Mickey. His family would like to also recognize his deceased older brother Tony who was responsible for rescuing him in Germany during his greatest time of need during the war. The family thanks the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse’s Association and all the physicians and nurses who cared for him in these recent months. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:30AM on Saturday, August 12 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, located at 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael's honor may be made to the First Tee of CT, 55 Golf Club Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416.