Paul J. Mangiaracina, 73, of Springfield died at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 19, 1937 in Springfield, IL the son of John and Catherine Russo Mangiaracina. He married Susan C. Corliss on March 2, 1963 and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters Paula (Robert) Gallagher of Belleville, IL, Betsy (David) Fredrickson of Austin, TX; one grandson Jack; Mother-in-law Betty Corliss- Smith of Spring Hill, KS; one brother John (Susan) Mangiaracina of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George.
Paul was a member of Christ the King Church and retired in 2002 from the State of IL as a Fiscal Officer for the State Board of Education. He graduated from Cathedral Boys High School in 1955 as well as Quincy College in 1961. Paul is a veteran, serving our country in the Air Force. He was a member of the Associated Antique Dealers of America and former member of the Knights of Columbus and Roman Cultural Society. He enjoyed playing bridge with his buddies and watching Judge Judy. He traveled extensively to attend Antique Shows after retiring. The greatest light of Paul’s life was spending time with his grandson, Jack.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Christ the King Church with a prayer service at 5 pm.
Lie in State: 10:30 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Christ the King Church.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Christ the King Church with Msgr. John Ossola officiating.
Memorials may be made to the SHG Athletic Department.