QUEENS —Anthony Roy Mangione, PhD, of Queens, and a longtime summer resident of Lake Placid, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx after a three month illness.
Born in the Bronx in 1933, Dr. Mangione grew up in Queens, graduated from Middlebury College, earned an MA in education from Harvard University and later a PhD.
After a long teaching career, he reitred as Professor of English at Brooklyn College, always coming to Lake Placid in the summer ever since he had come with his parents.
As a season subscriber of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Anthony often enjoyed Victor Herbert’s music in the village they both loved. He also served a term as a member of the board of directors of the Sinfonietta and is a member of their “high notes.”
Anthony was a true gentleman and lover of the well-spoken and written English language.
He is survived by his cousin, Paul Volpe of Queens, and many dear friends, including those from his long and sociable summers in Lake Placid.
Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in his family plot, adjacent to the tomb of another Lake Placid summer resident from New York City, renowned composer of light opera Victor Herbert.