PORTAGE — MIGNOGNA – Anthony D., 93, Portage, passed away April 21, 2013, at Maple Winds Nursing Care Center, Portage. Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Portage, son of Joseph and Rosa (Amorosa) Mignogna. Preceded in death by parents; brother, John; sisters, Florence Glista and Gloria Delimata; and in-laws, John Glista, Annie Mignogna and Dale Howieson. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, the former Jean Martinelli; and children, Noreen, wife of Dan Tremel, Portage; Mary Lynn Novelli, and Joe Mignogna, and wife, Theresa (Tranquillo), all of Texas; Tony Mignogna, Cresson; Lisa, wife of Joe Mink, Texas; and granddaughter, Toni Lynn, whom he helped to raise. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Eugene Mignogna; and Albert Mignogna, and wife, Clara; and in-laws, Pete Delimata, Rosella Howieson, Geno and Rosemarie Martinelli. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and special caregivers, Rena Saccol and Mary Bertram and Shawn Watt. Tony served our country as a World War II Army veteran. He was a former superintendent of Portage Water Authority with more than 50 years of service and he was a life member of Pennsylvania Water Operators. Past president of Portage Sewer Authority and a lifetime member of Portage Fire Department, where he served as president from 1960 to 1975. Lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and a member of People Helping People. Founding member of Portage Area Ambulance Association and he was inaugurated as first class into the Portage Hall of Fame. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage, where a vigil will be held for Tony Thursday evening. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Portage, Father Walter Moll, celebrant and Deacon Joe Mignogna. Committal, St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery, Wilmore. Graveside military rites by Portage Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Tony’s name to Portage Area Ambulance Association, Portage Area Volunteer Fire Company or St. Joseph’s People Helping People. Online condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com.
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