Obituary: Madeline A. (Zonghetti) Mangine

Madeline A. (Zonghetti) Mangine
Madeline A. (Zonghetti) Mangine

NAUGATUCK — Madeline A. (Zonghetti) Mangine, 98, passed away at Apple Rehabilitation Center in Watertown on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. She was widow of William Mangine, the former owner of the Corner Barber Shop in Naugatuck.

Madeline was born in Naugatuck on Feb. 4, 1917, daughter of August and Rose (Ambrosini) Zonghetti. She and her sister and lifelong friend May (Zonghetti) Kreissig, lived their childhood on Coen Street. She had worked at Uniroyal, Inc. and later lived in Oak Park, Ill., Cleveland, Ohio, and several other locations in California.

She eventually returned to Naugatuck and married Bill in 1969. She worked at Worth’s Department store in Waterbury for over 20 years until her retirement in 1982. Recently, she and her sister May resided in Apple Rehab in Watertown until May’s passing in 2013.

Madeline’s interests included painting, following professional tennis, and thoroughbred racing which she enjoyed with her husband Bill. They also shared a love of cooking. Their home was usually filled with the aroma of Italian cuisine such as homemade pasta and sauces. The family shared many happy holidays at their home.

Madeline is survived by her four children, Richard Glendening of Palo Alto, Calif., Donald Glendening of Shelton, James Bower of Bristol, and Diane Lubin Horn of Cape Coral, Fla.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands, Marshall Glendening of Oak Park, Ill., and Arnold “Al” Bower.

The family would like to thank the staff of Apple Rehab for their wonderful care.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to National Osteoporosis Foundation, 251 18th Street, Suite 630, Arlington, VA 22202.

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