QMC USN, Ret. Michael .R. Mandato

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Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home Inc
13 Portland Road
Buxton, ME
04093
(207)-929-8200
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QMC USN RET. Michael R. Mandato

1931 - 2018

BUXTON - It is with sadness that we announce the passing on Nov. 16, 2018, of QMC USN RET. Michael (Mike) R. Mandato, 87, of Narragansett Trail in Buxton. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 11, 1931, he was the son of Michael and Mary Diorio Mandato. Michael served in the United States Navy for over 20 years. While in the Navy, he served on diesels and nuclear submarines as an assistant navigator. He served aboard the USS Ray, USS Sargo, USS Remora and the USS Daniel Boone. Mike served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets and including trips to Rome, Guam, and the Philippines.After his service to his country, he worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 16 years in the packing department. He enjoyed reading and watching the New York Yankees. Mike also enjoyed sports and was past president of the Buxton Little League. Michael was predeceased by a sister, Mary Ann Loffredo. Survivors include his wife of over 30 years, Arlene "Snookie" Mandato of Buxton; three brothers, James Mandato and wife, Ginny of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Thomas Mandato and wife, Sally of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Joseph Mandato and wife, Lou Ann of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Gina Ballew and husband John of Fairfield, four stepsons, Peter Pinkham and Tammy Black, Richard Pinkham and wife, Rita, Philip Pinkham and wife, Rose, David Pinkham and wife, Tasha, all of Buxton, two stepdaughters, Teresa Larrivee and husband, Tom, and Cathy Sargent and husband, Chris, both of Buxton; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews; aunts and uncles.Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Rd., Buxton (Bar Mills). A graveside service with US Navy Honors will be held at South Buxton Cemetery (Tory Hill), River Road, Buxton, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. Providing Services to Veterans with Honor and PrideFor those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please consider the South Buxton Cemetery PO Box 405 Bar Mills, Maine 04004

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 18, 2018
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