Michael Mangarella Obituary
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In Memory of

Michael Joseph Mangarella

September 1, 1956 - June 15, 2014
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In Loving Memory of our dear beloved husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, friend, teacher, comedian, actor, writer, "comrade-in-arms", champion, enthusiast, advocate, defender, ally, helper and lover of life Michael Joseph Mangarella. May his memory be but a blessing. Many of you already know that Michael passed away over the weekend. It happened so suddenly and tragically, a fall which caused irreparable head trauma. We had hoped for a miracle but we weren't to be blessed. It seems so unbelievable that he is gone, that we can't hear his laughter, jokes, insights, and words of wisdom. His passing has taught us that life is...
In Loving Memory of our dear beloved husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, friend, teacher, comedian, actor, writer, "comrade-in-arms", champion, enthusiast, advocate, defender, ally, helper and lover of life Michael Joseph Mangarella. May his memory be but a blessing.

Many of you already know that Michael passed away over the weekend. It happened so suddenly and tragically, a fall which caused irreparable head trauma. We had hoped for a miracle but we weren't to be blessed. It seems so unbelievable that he is gone, that we can't hear his laughter, jokes, insights, and words of wisdom. His passing has taught us that life is fleeting. We have to treasure what we have at the moment, for tomorrow it may be gone. Even in death, Michael would have loved to have known that at the hospital, two doors down the hall, was Tracy Morgan, a fellow comedian. They could have shared a laugh or two.

Knowing Michael we want to celebrate his life, as he would have done, with a shot of Jack Daniels or a pint of beer telling jokes and capturing your attention. This "Celebration of Michael Mangarella" is taking place on Thursday, June 19th, starting at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home in Old Bridge, NJ, from 2 to 5 PM, followed by food and drink at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Spotswood, till 8 PM. Please join us, come let us know how Michael made a difference in your life. Let us know stories filled with laughter. Share them with others at our service for Michael.

For those interested in making a contribution in memory of Michael Mangarella, we have chosen the NJ Sharing Network Foundation:

NJ Sharing Network Foundation is committed to supporting the work of NJ Sharing Network and to increasing the number of lives saved through education, research and public awareness about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. All that we do is in honor of those who gave, on behalf of those who received and with hope for the close to 5,000 in New Jersey who continue to wait for the Gift of Life.

To make a contribution online, please visit https://www.njsharingnetwork.org/contribute. To support our mission by mail send to: NJ Sharing Network Foundation 691 Central Avenue New Providence, NJ 07974

Michael Mangarella is giving the gift of life and we ask others to consider giving – in any way you can through monetary donation or making a contribution in other ways in which you are comfortable.

With all our thanks and appreciation,
The Mangarella and Silverman families

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