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William E. Mandigo

April 8, 1937 August 16, 2018
William E. Mandigo
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William (Bill) Mandigo peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on August 16, 2018 in Middlebury, VT.
Bill, age 81, was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Ellen (née Thistle) and Willie A. Mandigo. After his father passed away, his mother married Earl Whipple who lovingly raised Bill as his own son.
Bill met Nancy LaVoy, his wife of almost fifty-nine years, while a student at Burrillville High School in Rhode Island. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont where he played hockey and completed ROTC training. Upon graduation in 1959, he served in the Army Reserves as a captain of the MPs (though he refused to carry a gun).
Bill began his teaching career at Captain Isaac Paine School in Foster, Rhode Island and taught at several other schools in the state before serving as Social Studies Department Chair at Burrillville High School. In 1991, Bill retired from Burrillville, but continued teaching for eighteen summers at Wolfeboro Camp School in New Hampshire as well as for two years at St. Raphael's in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over five decades, he taught countless students, including his four sons, who also became educators.
Bill devoted his life to his family. He watched his children and grandchildren compete in sporting events all over New England and he was proud that all of his sons played college athletics. After moving to Middlebury from Harrisville, Rhode Island in 2017, Bill enjoyed attending games at his alma mater where he watched two of his sons coach.
Always an educator and competitor at heart, Bill taught his children and grandchildren to play card games and relished any chance he had to "skunk" them in cribbage. He also loved regaling his family with historical tales.
An avid Boston sports fan, Bill especially loved the Red Sox. He followed the strong and weak teams throughout the years before he was finally rewarded with three World Series titles, and he was hoping for a fourth in 2018.
Bill was honored to serve as Secretary of the Blackstone River Federal Credit Union for twenty-one years.
Bill will be remembered by his wife, Nancy, his four sons, Billy, Jeff, Glenn, and Doug and his eleven grandchildren for his love, quick wit and sense of humor. He also leaves behind his sister, Susan Carroll.
Bill received excellent care from UVM Medical Center Radiation Oncology as well as from his hospice nurses at Addison County Home Health & Hospice; in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either organization. The addresses are as follows:
UVM Medical Center Foundation, Courtyard at Given 3N, Attn: Radiation Oncology Patient Fund, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401; Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM with a service starting at 5 PM in the Boucher Funeral Home, 272 Sayles Ave. Pascoag. Burial will be private.


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22

Aug

3:00 PM 8/22/2018 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 8/22/2018 5:00:00 PM
Boucher Funeral Home

272 Sayles Ave, Pascoag, RI 02859
Pascoag, RI 02859

Boucher Funeral Home
272 Sayles Ave, Pascoag, RI 02859 Pascoag 02859 RI
United States

funeral home service

Wednesday

22

Aug

5:00 PM 8/22/2018 5:00:00 PM
Boucher Funeral Home

272 Sayles Ave, Pascoag, RI 02859
Pascoag, RI 02859

Boucher Funeral Home
272 Sayles Ave, Pascoag, RI 02859 Pascoag 02859 RI
United States
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