Angelo D. Mancini

Angelo D. Mancini

May 23rd, 2020

CANASTOTA- Angelo D. Mancini, 95, North Main Street, died Saturday morning, May 23, 2020, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born on the northside of Syracuse, on March 6, 1925, he was the son Cosmo and Antoinette Mancini. A longtime resident of Canastota, Angelo was a graduate of North High School, Class of 1943, where he excelled as an athlete, a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army, a cum laude graduate of Ithaca College and received his masters degree in education from Syracuse University. He married Rose DeVencenzo in St. Agatha’s Church on July 23, 1958.
Angelo had an outstanding career in education that spanned over sixty years as a resourceful teacher, competent counselor and professional administrator. As the Vice-Principal of Shea Junior High School from 1975 to 1984, Angelo was involved with students at all levels and was instrumental in helping so many students achieve their goals. He ended his career as a scholastic official in football and baseball at the age of eighty years and received the Larry Russell and Silver Whistle Awards.
He began his coaching career at Vocational High School from 1954-1956, bringing home a championship baseball team and later became North High School’s head football coach from 1956 to 1964, and was honored in 2010 as a member of the North High School Hall of Fame. Angelo was a communicant of St. Agatha’s Church and a member of the Canastota Lions Club. He enjoyed sports and time spent with his family. His greatest pleasure was all of the activities and gatherings with his friends and family, throughout his life at his Oneida Lake cottage, that he built in 1935 as a young boy with his father, Cosmo, and affectionately named “Paradise 1935”.
Surviving is his wife of nearly sixty-one years, Rose, who he was devoted to; their three sons, Daniel A. of Oneida, Mark C and his wife, Kathleen Rapasadi of Canastota and Robert J. of Montclair, New Jersey; his beloved granddaughter, Alexandra Rose; his two sisters-in-law, Gloria DeVencenzo of Canastota and Mary Mancini of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Gangemi and his brothers, Frank, Lawrence “Lefty”, Cosmo and Nicholas.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately from St. Agatha’s Church, for the family. Interment will be made in St. Agatha’s Cemetery. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to Greater Lenox Ambulance Service, Box 382, Canastota, NY 13032.
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May 26th, 2020 11:50 am
I played basketball for Coach Mancini at Vocational High School in 1954 and 1955. He was a wonderful coach was a great man to play for. Deepest condolences to his wife and family.
Margaret Kelsey
May 26th, 2020 2:08 pm
I often heard my father speak of Ange when they officiated basketball games together. My mother and father thought very highly of him. My mother asked if I would extend her condolences to Rose and the entire family. Knowing that Ange often called dad “Kelse”, he would often make me smile at church whenever he called me Kelse as well. I have missed seeing Ange and Rose in church for some time now. Please accept my sympathy as well. May you find comfort while sharing memories.
Claudia Bement
May 26th, 2020 2:24 pm
My heartfelt condolences. I fondly remember the many conversations we had when we were neighbors on Oneida Lake. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Shawn Fiato
May 27th, 2020 5:29 am
Mr. Mancini,
God rest your soul. I thank him for the countless hours he spent in his office with myself and my two other friends at Grant Jr. High for he was our guidance counselor at the time.
He always had a big smile, a word of encouragement or a funny sarcastic remark to get me through the sometimes difficult Jr. High School Years.
May God give the family the peace that passes all understanding through there time of mourning.
James Finochio
May 27th, 2020 6:49 am
Dear Mancini family,it is with deep sympathy to read of Angelo’s death. I played against his teams at North when I attended CBA,Ithen officiated over 30 years in the high school group. He was a very special man and friend.May he Rest In Peace,Sorry for your loss. Jim Finochio
Joe Spadafore
May 27th, 2020 8:57 am
To the Mancini family:
Mr Mancini will always be remembered as someone from my education days who truly cared about the success of his students . Never a harsh word always encouraging and a great sense of humor.
My thoughts and prayers for the families and may he Rest In Peace .
Tom Muench
May 27th, 2020 9:43 am
Angelo was an amazing person. He officiated games that I played in and later as a coach and then officiated my son's game. We loved Angelo except during the games. (smile) He dedicated his life to helping kids grow. Great educator great coach great official and most of all great official. Pat Testa wanted me to send his love also.
Hal & Carol DuBois
May 27th, 2020 2:27 pm
I worked under Ang at Shea Middle School for all the time that he was there and we got to be good friends as well as being co workers. He was one in a million and we shared many laughs together. We understood each other being in the same field of coaching and physical Education. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Tom Swartz
May 27th, 2020 5:13 pm
I graduated from North High in 1959. He was a mentor and a friend to his team members and the non athletes as well.
I hope his family is comforted by the legacy he has left over two centuries.
Doreen livadas
May 27th, 2020 6:02 pm
Such an honorable man who always had the respect of many; with such an amazing smile and awesome character...... my condolences to the family........
Peter DeBottis
May 27th, 2020 6:17 pm
I had the privilege of watching a college game football game with Mr. Mancini and his sons Mark and Bob. This took place at Mark and Kathy's home. Mr. Mancini was in his early 90's when I had the pleasure of watched the game. As Mr. Mancini watched, he would call the personal fouls BEFORE the announcers made the call. He was right every time. He was amazing. The true gentleman to all the people that met him and a great leader. He will be missed but his legacy will live on in his family. God Bless Rose Mancini and the rest of the family.
Sheila Doherty
May 28th, 2020 4:45 am
My heart is truly broken. This man was always in my corner. I have reflected on his wisdom throughout life. Especially in my 20 year career with the SCSD as a T/A. Along with my hubby who also went to Shea we both have only the fondest memories of a man that took the time for every student he encountered. We will continue to honor his memory by setting the examples we were taught by a man who clearly cared for all of us. He will always hold a special place in our hearts ❤
Sheila Doherty Vazquez and Frank Vazquez
Patrick W Aregano
May 28th, 2020 6:36 am
Sending "Heart Felt Sympathy" on the sad word of Mr. Mancini's passing, what a "Great' educator loved by everyone, I only wish I would of taken his advise on the importance of education. "Rest In Peace" Ang..
JIm Laurenzo and Family
May 28th, 2020 7:28 am
The Mancini men and women and their families were a special part of my life. Our Grandfather's and their children, were all best friends (Dan Schena and yours "Cosimet"). The Grandfather's Helped each other build their camps on Oneida Lake right next to each other. My mother and father, Vincie and Jim built their house next to their best friend's house, Frank and Mary and Larry and Annette Mancini on John Street in Syracuse. I had seen Angelo over the years and as you know I stopped by your camp a couple of years ago. Angelo lived his life with dignity and honor. He was a role model; we have lost the last of that great generation. Our deepest sympathy, but I know he rest in Heaven!
Rick Policastro
May 28th, 2020 7:39 am
Mark, its been a while. I'm really sorry to hear of your dad passing. Our parents are the cornerstone of our families. The memories will last forever. Prayers to you and your entire family at this time.
Nick & Joe Saya
May 28th, 2020 9:54 am
Angelo Mancini,
My brother and I are very sorry to hear about his passing. We both knew Mr. Mancini from the 1st grade to North High School. With his guidance, my brother and I made All City Football 2 years in a row. We thought of him as a brother. May God bless him.
The Saya Twins,
Nick & Joe
Tom Gardner
May 28th, 2020 1:08 pm
Always liked Mr. Mancini. I met him my first year teaching at Grant Jr. High in 1974. He was the guidance counselor for Grant. People loved Ang. Glad to see he lived a long life. He made a positive contribution to this world..
Leonard and Marie DeStefano
May 29th, 2020 7:14 am
Dear Mark and Kathleen, although I only knew Mr. Mancini in his later years I was aware of his many accomplishments. He was a true gentleman always and very kind. As a devoted Catholic you could see it shine through in his speach and manner. Strictly very high class. Of course, a rare gentleman like this will be greatly missed. God bless him.
Vito Testone
May 29th, 2020 8:51 am
Ang, was my coach, gym teacher, fellow staff member at Shea Junior High, friend and great human being. He helped and blessed everyone who’s path he crossed. I'm sadden by his passing. Rest In Peace Mr. Angelo Mancini
Jim Clark
May 30th, 2020 7:03 am
Bob/Mark wanted to express for condolences for the loss of your father. he was a man that was caring, devoted and led by example. he will be missed. jim clark
Mary Emily Alibrandi
May 30th, 2020 8:00 am
Dear Rose and Family,

On behalf of the Alibrandi family - we would like to extend our sincere condolences. I can still see your family - enjoying their weekly or biweekly visit to Pier 31 to visit our mother. Mom was always thrilled to see all of you and especially enjoyed your visits at the restaurant. Your Dad was pure class. May he rest in peace.
Ed Ferrante
May 30th, 2020 11:39 am
Ange was my Gym Teacher @ Lincoln Jr. High School. He used to like to take us down to Lincoln Park, to play Touch Football. Later, we became good friends through Football Officiating. He was a great individual and always had a smile for everyone. Please accept my sympathy & condolences
Anthony Aloi
Jun 7th, 2020 5:03 pm
I was deeply saddened to hear that my high school football coach “Mr Mancini “had passed away. Coach Mancini taught me the value of hard work, the value of family, the value of respect for others, And the value of sportsmanship. The coach was an inspiration to me, and instilled in me the desire to do and be the best person you can be no matter what path you choose to take in life. To have been coached by this wonderful man was truly a blessing that I will never forget! God bless you Coach Mancini and God bless your family!
Tom Cappa
Jun 8th, 2020 5:41 pm
Ang was a beautiful person who loved and respected everyone. I never heard a harsh word directed to any student or staff in the three years we worked together at Shea. Together We certainly did laugh a lot, I loved his humor . WE had some precious times together.I was blessed and very fortunate to know him, love him,appreciate him,and be taught by him. I have lost a very important person in my life who gave me patience, understanding and peace when we had to deal with some tough situations. To the family---he was my hero.

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