Daniel Mangiamele, 85, born July 6, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2021. He recently moved to North Fort Myers, Florida from Barrington Hills, Illinois. His parents were Salvatore and Caroline (DiFrisco) Mangiamele from Chicago, Illinois.
Dan attended Saint Mathias Elementary School and DePaul Academy in Chicago before graduating from Northwestern University. He attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago and received his J.D. from Florida A & M. He had a successful and distinguished career as a practicing attorney and administrative law judge in Cook County, Illinois.
In his spare time, he loved spending time with his family, traveling, especially with his devoted wife, Glee. He enjoyed a good culinary meal and entertaining his family and friends. Of special note is the numerous conversations and laughter that would erupt from his “garage” where the family would congregate to share experiences, stories, or the grandsons would come to work on their cars and receive unsolicited advice from their grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Glee, two daughters, Suzanne Mangiamele (the late Flint Smith) and Julianne Konecki (Walter); a sister, Frances Blazej; grandchildren, Heather Smith Ramirez (Lou) and Christina, Michael, David, and Nicholas Konecki and great-grandchildren Kianna, Brinley and Avianna. He is predeceased in death by his grandson, Tyler Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Daniel’s memory be directed to Northwestern University Scholarship Fund in Evanston, Illinois (www.northwestern.edu/giving) or Hope Hospice House, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.