Peabody — Mr. John E. Mangan, 86, passed away on Tuesday at the Salem Hospital surrounded by his family. A resident of Brooksby Village, he was formerly of Beverly.
Born in Watertown, Mass., he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Louise (Trabucco) Mangan. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Dooley) Mangan. The couple married on April 25, 1953, at St. Columbkille Church in Brighton and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this year. Mr. Mangan retired from the Salem Power plant where he served as chief Engineer for the last 10 years of his nearly 40-year career in Salem. He enjoyed woodworking and crafting wooden toys that he would donate to charity. An avid sports, fan he followed all the Boston teams. A man devoted to his family, John enjoyed the holidays and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons, Jack Mangan and his wife, Nina of Westford, and Frank Mangan and his wife, Martha Favre of Shutesbury; his five daughters, Jean Geiwitz and her husband, Fraser of Medway, Ann Gallo and her husband, Tom of Nashville, Tenn., Elizabeth Brooks and her husband, Keith of Boardman, Ohio, Ellen Mangan of Portland, Ore., and Patricia Harries and her husband, Rhodri of Montreal; his 13 grandchildren, Reid, Jonathan and Benjamin Mangan, Fiona Mangan, Anne and Sarah Geiwitz, Katelyn and Michael Gallo, Mark and Steven Brooks, Emma, Claire and Catherine Harries. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Mangan and sister, Dorothy Mangan.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch Street, Beverly, Saturday at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Following the Mass, John’s family would like to extend an invite to a reception at Brooksby Village in Peabody. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund, 200 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960, Attention: Cheryl Whittier. Information, directions, and condolences available at www.campbellfuneral.com.