In Loving Memory of Joseph A. Mancini, Sr.

October 16, 1935
Port Washington, NY
March 18, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 4-8 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

March 24, 2017


Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Mass of Christian Burial

545 Stratfield Road (RT 59),
CT 06825

Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:30 AM


Family Gathering


Bridgeport Hospital Foundation

267 Grant Street,
CT 06610

Joseph A. Mancini, Sr.

Joseph Anthony Mancini, Sr., age 81, of Fairfield, entered into eternal rest while surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 18, 2017, joining Vikki, his wife and sole mate of 50 years in Heaven. Joe passed away from Parkinson’s disease which he fought bravely with dignity and grace. Born in Port Washington, NY, he had been a Fairfield resident since 1973. Joe received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut and retired as an Executive VP of Marketing Research after a 39 year career with the A.C. Nielsen Company. Joe proudly served in the United States Army both on active duty and in the reserves. An active parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Joe served as a lector, girls basketball coach, and along with Vikki, participated in the CYO, Cursillo, Emmaus and Marriage Encounter programs, enriching the lives of so many. Joe had a pure love for the game of baseball and devoted a lifetime to coaching in the Fairfield community, from little league on up. His love and devotion for the game remains an inspiration to countless young ball players, his children, and his grandchildren. His joy came from hitting “bombers” with his sons and grandsons and watching Nana cook with the grandchildren. He made sure that every year on Valentines Day his daughters got a special gift from their “first love”. The beauty and depth of his love for Vikki touched everyone who knew them. He was a devout New York Yankee, New York Giant’s and UConn Huskies fan. Joe gave the gift of himself and his time to everyone who met him. His laugh was infectious and his love of life and his family knew no bounds. He will be profoundly missed by the beloved children he and Vikki raised, Melleney Montello and her companion, Steven Almonte of Buzzards Bay, MA, Lori Becker and her husband, Emerson of Fairfield, Joseph A. Mancini, Jr. of Fairfield, Christopher Mancini and his wife Happy of Arusha Tanzania and Alison Torreso and her husband Scott of Stratford; 11 cherished grandchildren, Markie and JJ Montello, Jamie Becker; Gabrielle, Sophia, Joseph and Ava Mancini; Victoria Mancini; and Julia, Anthony and Samantha Torreso; a loving great-granddaughter, Devyn Victoria Montello; a brother-in-law, William Mitchell Jusick of Palm Coast, Fl; a sister-in-law, Carol Jean Lumazza and her husband Paul Jacobovitz of Savannah, GA, four nieces and nephews, Richard Lumazza, Julie White, Heather Torriello and Ryan Jusick. He was predeceased by his wife, parents, a brother, Louis Mancini and an infant sister, Anita Mancini. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. meeting directly at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road (RT 59) Fairfield. Interment will be private. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of the Medical ICU at Bridgeport Hospital for the care and compassion provided to Joseph during his illness. In appreciation for the wonderful care their dad received the family has directed that in lieu of flowers friends may consider a donation to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearMillerFuneral

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16 Guestbook Entries for Joseph A. Mancini, Sr.

  1. To all the Mancini family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Your Dad was a bigger than life character to me. His warm smile and infectious laugh always said come on in. I met your dad and Joe 41 years ago. Since then my life has been blessed with the privilege of experiencing the joy that filled that house. I looked forward to the “Pop In” every now and then when I visited. Thank you for those wonderful memories and I thank God for your Dad. He was more than a little league coach. He was a role model. He was a living epistle read by all. Kathy and I will be praying for you. Love Louis

  2. Dear Family Mancini!

    We Spitzer’s family from Brazil as a Friend of Mancini Becker’s family , who had the pleasure to meet Sr. Joseph Mancini transmit our deepest regret for this moment to all Relatives.

  3. To the Mancini Family:

    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed dearly. God Bless you all and I will keep you in my prayers.
    I will be unable to attend the services because I am going in for surgery on Thursday. But I will be thinking of all of you and in spirit I will be sharing in your sorrow.

    Affectionately and with deep sympathy,

    Diana Peterson

  4. “Mr Manguin” I have never met a more positive loving human being. Revelled in the joy and madness that was our youth. Anyone that enterred his world was automatically adopted and treated as family. Infectious laugh and positive outlook to the end.

  5. To Melleney, Lori, Joe, Chris and Ali…My heart pours out to you during your profound loss. The suffering your father endured was for you and his love for you will remain in your hearts forever. Your father was a great, great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Steve

  6. Dear Mancini Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joe and Vicki were wonderful people and I feel truly blessed to have known them. The obituary you wrote is a beautiful tribute. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Love,


  7. God bless all of the Mancini’s. I have fond memories of kitchen talks with Mrs. Mancini and her candor. Mr. Mancini always had a smile on his face and his love for his family shone through. Revel in your memories. They are always with us!!!
    Love you Melleney!

  8. I will miss my dear, sweet cousin. He was the brother I never had, and I loved him dearly. His and Vikki’s love for each other was an inspiration not only to his family but to everyone who was fortunate enough to know them. He could make you laugh away your tears and his sense of humor was a true delight. My fondest memory is when Uncle Joe, Aunt Minnie, Joe and Louie visited us in Wis. on our farm. We were kids, and we were so happy, laughing, teasing, pulling pranks. How lucky I’ve been to have known and loved him. Joe, Jr., Melleney, Lori, Chris, Ali, and all the family–your are all in my heart. You are SO LUCKY to have had him as your dad. All my love to you. Aunt Vera

  9. My prayers go out to the Mancini family. Try and stay strong through this difficult time. Knowing that the heavens gained another Angel. May he watch over you and still guide you through your lives. R.IP Mr. Mancini.

  10. Rest In Peace, Mr. Mancini. I remember you fondly from the Emmaus Retreats so many years ago. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  11. Ali, Scott, Juj, Athony & Sammi,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Chris, Amy, Carly and Jenna

  12. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of the Mancini family. You can certainly be proud of your father and celebrate his full life. It was my privilege to have known both your father and mother.
    Always remain the close knit, loving
    family your parents created.
    Many prayers to all,
    Joan konstanty

  13. Words are never adequate in moments like these. Our hearts go out to you all, and we will always remember the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in having known your Father.
    With our deepest sympathy, Dennis & Wendy Farrington

    “When you speak of him speak not with tears for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort for his life was rich because of you.” Author Unknown –

  14. To the Mancini Family from the Becker Family

    On this Difficult moment missing Joe we would like to say how lucky and loved we are all are to have the pleasure to know Joe and Vicky so well they will be missed so much and will be remembered for the rest of our lifes.
    Even with our Distance we will never forget the weeks,days and hours we all spent to together with just unbelievable great memories of our families enjoyed in the last 23 year we know each other.
    As we Always Say to Lori, Emerson and Jamie and now to Melanie, Joey , Chris , Ali and the whole Family and Friends a BIG STRONG HUG “Abraco Apertado” which is the strongest way to express love in Brasil and we are thinking of everyone all the time and we are missing you all.

    With all the Love and our Deep Condolences to Everyone.
    Elemar, Carla, Alison, Rosimeri and Gustavo Becker

  15. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe more than 50 years ago when he was visiting his cousin, Vera Mancini, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Through the years, Vera has kept me posted on the comings and goings in his life, and I always enjoyed hearing about him, his wife, and his beautiful family. My deepest condolences to the Mancini family with love and prayers!

  16. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe more than 50 years ago when he was visiting his cousin, Vera Mancini, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Through the years, Vera has kept me posted on the comings and goings in his life, and I always enjoyed hearing about him, his wife, and his beautiful family. My deepest condolences to the Mancini family with love and prayers!