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Paul E. Mangin

May 24, 1918 ~ December 28, 2010 (age 92)
Mr. Paul E. Mangin 92, formerly of Sturgis Ave in Lee, died Tuesday, December 28th at Fairview Commons Nursing Facility in Gt. Barrington where he and his wife Hazel have resided for the past six weeks. He was born in Lenox Dale on May 24, 1918, son of Emil and Katherine Gaherty Mangin he attended local schools. Paul was a Marine and a proud Veteran of WWII, while serving his country with the 1st BN., 6th RGT, 2nd Marine Division where he achieved the rank of Corporal, he participated in the invasion of Saipan. Paul was a member of VFW Post 893 in Lee as well as American Legion Post 274 in Lenox Dale. Paul spent his entire working life at Smith, Schweitzer, and Kimberly Clark Paper Companies where he retired as Supervisor of the Labor Pool. Shortly after his retirement in the late 80's Paul and his wife Hazel relocated to Davie, FL where he could enjoy his passion of golf year round, moving first on the 10th hole on the Arrowhead Golf Club and later to a better spot right behind the 12th green. When not enjoying the game himself Paul could sit in his Florida room and watch other Duffers trying to sink their puts. Paul's love of golf showed through all the way into his 80's when he could still shoot a round in the 80's which is quite a feat for anyone who plays the game never mind someone of that age. Paul thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, teaching them how to swing a golf club and telling stories of his time in the Marine Corps. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Paul leaves the love of his life, his wife Hazel of whom he resided with at Fairview Commons and his Six Children: Brooke Hawkins and her husband Gary of Lee, Paula Viola and her husband Mark of West Stockbridge, Peter Mangin of Bridgewater, Jackie Rysewyk and her husband Doug of W. Rutland VT, Patrick Mangin and his wife Michelle of Buxton, ME, and Brian Mangin and his wife Karen of Franklin Lakes NJ. Twelve grandchildren: Mark, Alexandra, Aaron, Kristi, Peter, Kayla, Tyson, Wyatt, Joshua, Mai, Kyle, Sean and three great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Sydni, and Isabella. Paul was predeceased by two Brothers James also a Marine who was killed on Guadalcanal in WWII. and William The entire family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Fairview Commons and Hospice for the care given to Paul and continued care given to Hazel. Services and Burial will be private at the request of the family.

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