Patricia Anne Mangi, age 76, died peacefully at Glen Hill Center in Danbury, CT, on April 12, 2021, with her son, James J. Mangi, and daughter-in-law, Diane Miska, at her side. Pat was most recently living with her son in Bethel, CT, and prior to that had lived in Plainville, CT, for about thirty years.
Born Patricia Anne Schott on July 3, 1944, in Manhattan, NY, to mother Frances (Ryan) Schott and father Walter John Schott, friends and family knew her as Pat, Patsy, and by her C.B. handles Seabreeze and Pitbull. Pat is survived by her former spouse, Charles Mangi of Pittstown, NJ, her son, James J. Mangi of Bethel, CT, her three sisters, Mary Simms of Commack, NY, Frances Robertson of Davie, FL, and Helen Rodriguez of Bronx, NY, and three grand-cats.
For over thirty years, Pat worked as a professional escort (no, not that kind!), a career that took her to most of the contiguous 48 states, Alaska, and parts of Canada and Mexico. If she could have driven to Hawaii, we believe she would have. While helping oversize loads safely navigate the highways and byways, she collected pins from the states and notable sites she visited, and logged well over 1 million miles, with over 450K miles logged on one car alone. If you have ever used the parking garage at the new Yankee Stadium, you drove over girders that Pat helped deliver. She was especially proud of this, being a loyal fan of The Bronx Bombers.
An avid swimmer, Pat spent many happy hours crisscrossing Candlewood Lake with her favorite floaty, a Crayola crayon, and doing laps at the local YMCA. If she could have swam to Hawaii, we believe she would have.
Pat loved listening to classic country music artists (except you, Willie, she really didn’t like you) and watching old westerns (especially you John Wayne, she really, really liked you). When she wasn’t watching the Yankees she would be listening to Conway and Loretta or watching the adventures of Marshall Dillon or the Cartwrights.
A walk through visitation will be held at Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 10:00am to 11:30am. This will be immediately followed by interment at Bethel Cemetery, Elmwood Section (enter “47 Dodgington Road, Bethel, CT” if using GPS navigation).
Speaking of walking… Pat often spoke of how much she loved her daily walks. The neighbors could always see her coming up the road in her yellow ANSI Class 3 safety vest. If she could have walked to Hawaii, we believe she would have.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Pat’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/) or the Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org/).
P.S. Pat never made it to Hawaii… she hated flying.
Pat, you may have gone 10-7 like Phantom 309, but we know you’re still up there monitoring 19.
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