From REMA- Retired Emergency Man's Association
To all members,
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of REMA member Tony Mangiaracina (Ret. ESS 1, ESU, ESS 6) on Monday, September 10, 2012. He finally succumbed to the terrible cancer that he had fought so courageously for many months. He died at home as he wished surrounded by his loving family. The courageous battle was a testament to his courage and spirit. Tony would never give up. The dreaded form of cancer was attributed to the toxins he was exposed to when Tony volunteered at Ground Zero after the cowardly attack at the World Trade Center immediately after September 11, 2001. He was sixty-six and joined the NYPD in September 1974. He was a member of the US Marine Corps, NYPD Honor Legion, Fraternal Order of Police and was a key player in organizing the FOP’s yearly participation at the Police Memorial Ceremonies in Washington, DC in May. Known affectionately as “Tony A to Z”, he could always be counted on to be a true team player and always maintained his great sense of humor in any situation. Not only was he well respected within ESU, but he was well know and respected in all levels of the Department.
Tony leaves behind his loving wife, Rita, his children, Jimmy, Christie & husband, Richie, and Lisa & husband, Daniel, as well as four grandchildren. Many of us have visited him in his last weeks and every one remarked how animated and responsive he became when he was once again with "his other family". Tony truly loved his years in the NYPD and I know he felt his proudest achievement was being an E-Man. He will be truly missed by family and friends alike.
Please keep Tony and his entire family in your prayers. May he enjoy eternal happiness with the Lord and join those heroes who went before him.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 & Thursday, September 13, 2012
Visiting Hours: 1400 - 1600 hrs & 1900 - 2100 hrs
Harmon Funeral Home, Inc.
571 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10310
Maps & Directions
Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1000 hrs
St. Christopher RC Church
130 Midland Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10306
REST IN PEACE TONY.....I remember when you were partnered up w/ Paul R. ..........SEMPER FI BROTHER.