Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00
John Nangle, of Port Washington and Belfast, NY, died on June 8, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn. He was born on June 27, 1928 in Williamsport, PA, the son of the late Frederick and Margaret Dempsey Nangle. On Jan. 13, 1951 he married Mary Anne Klement, who survives him, at St. Aloysius Church, Great Neck. He was a member of the Vigilant Fire Company in Great Neck and retired as captain of the Nassau County Rangers. After retirement, he did extensive work on his family history and the town of Belfast, NY, which included St. Patrick’s Church and the Holy Cross Cemetery. John wrote three books; Nangle Costello Nangle and then some…, The Real Irish in America, and My Nangle Family History; which can be found on the Internet under nanglemedieval.com He was a WWII and Korean Navy War veteran, serving aboard the Destroyer USS Taussig 746 in the Pacific, and the Flag Ship Mount Olympus AGC8 in the Mediterranean. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: William James and John Joseph Jr. of Lake Ronkonkoma, Lorraine Rosengarten of Miami, FL, five grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew. John is also survived by twin sisters, Mary Eggers of Baldwin and Margaret Meunier of Southbury, CT, and a sister Patricia Nangle of St. Paul, MN. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Michael John Nangle, a brother Frederick, a niece Judy Eggers, and two nephews, Bill and Bob Nangle. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 13 at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church. The entombment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.