May 27, 1935 - April 8, 2018
Mickey Mingino was born May 27th 1935. He was just shy of 83 years old when he passed into eternity on the Catholic church’s Holy Feast Day of Divine Mercy, Sunday April 8th, 2018. We are comforted by this knowledge because Mickey was a man of quiet but deep faith. His simple prayer: Jesus, I trust in You. Faith was so central to his life that as a young man he joined the Knights of Columbus, eventually being elevate to 4th degree Knight, and eventually served a term as Grand Knight, serving the church with his brother knights in the Patchogue community. He also served as an usher in St. Joseph the Worker Church for 30 plus years. Although a gifted phone company manager performing a variety of roles, his greatest achievements were supporting and loving people in every aspect of his life: family, extended family, friends, co-workers, colleagues, neighbors, church community, and brother knights. Mickey organized the blood drive for NY Telephone Co. and was himself, a ten gallon donor. His greatest gift though, was that of friendship. Mickey had a quick smile, warm and welcoming style and amiable personality who genuinely loved people. While also possessing that infamous Mingino-curmudgeon character, he loved to laugh and make others laugh too. His daughter Vivian. Jr gifted him a cardboard smile as a prank. He loved making us laugh when he pulled that cardboard smile out of his shirt pocket with comedic-timing. He had many talents: sketching, whistling tunes, brick-laying and masonry. Many of his friends, family and neighbors were the beneficiaries of those talents. His main hobby was anything golf-related: watching it, playing it, talking and reading about it. He was an avid athlete in his youth: playing on community baseball, bowling teams, tennis teams, and was a member of the National Rifle Assoc. for over 40 years. Because he was also a family man, he shared his love of sports with his family who often accompanied him, rooting from the sidelines while having family picnics. Vivian was the love of his life. Towards the end, he enjoyed reminiscing how when meeting Vivian upon her arrival to Bellport High School, it was the classic, “Love at first sight” story. He determined then & there to marry her so they courted all through high school then married. Sixty-one plus years of marriage and the rest is history. Mickey was the beloved father of 3 children whom he intensely loved. Each of his 8 grandchildren were his greatest pride and joy. He could often be found bragging about each child and grandchild’s unique capacities and successes. Family was his prime joy and motive. Mickey was a good an honorable man, husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, friend, colleague, mentor, and citizen.
Mickey Mingino was born May 27th 1935. He was just shy of 83 years old when he passed into eternity on the Catholic church’s Holy Feast Day of Divine Mercy, Sunday April 8th, 2018. We are comforted by this knowledge because Mickey was... View Obituary & Service Information
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