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Frank T. Mangieri

ABINGDON-Frank T. Mangieri, 89, Galesburg, died at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in WoodRidge Living Center, Galesburg.

Frank was born April 18, 1919, in Abingdon, the son of Angelo and Rosa (Amabile) Mangieri. He married Ellen “Totsy’’ Carr Jan. 12, 1948. She died Jan. 29, 1985. He married Charlotte Berry April 22, 1995. She survives.

He is also survived by his children, Greg (Sharon) Mangieri, Becky (Bill) Sheldon, Jeff (Pam) Mangieri, and Lori Mangieri; two sisters, Margaret LaSanke and Rachel Schaad; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Sam, Joe, Nunzio, and Tony, a sister, Rosie O’Brien, and a granddaughter, Angela Sheldon.

He graduated from Abingdon High School and attended Illinois College until the outbreak of World War II, when he served in the U.S. Navy and Army Air Corp. In 1989, he was inducted into the Illinois College Football Hall of Fame.

Frank and his brothers built the Harbor Lights Supper Club which opened in 1946. They later built the Rib Shack which Frank owned until 1984.

He was a devout member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Father J.O. Hunt Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285, and the VFW Post #2257.

Frank loved his family and church. His favorite pastimes were playing golf and watching the Chicago Bears and Cubs.

Funeral Mass was held Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Miller officiating.

Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery with military rites conducted by Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

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