Obituary of Mary Ann Mangan
Mary Ann was always a lot of fun and had an amazing sense of humor. Some say she had a memory like a steel trap. Mary Ann had the gift of gab and would strike up a conversation with anyone anywhere, making strangers into lifelong friends.
Mary Ann grew up in Blasdell with her sisters Johanna and Dorothy and enjoyed good times with her many cousins in the Putich family. She lived most of her adult life in Lackawanna where she raised her two adopted daughters, Mary Jean and Ellen, with her husband Gene Burke, and then in Hamburg with her husband Pat, with whom she enjoyed 35 joy-filled years of marriage. She welcomed and became a second mom to Pat's two children, Paddy and Lizabeth. Pat and Mary Ann enjoyed going to church at St. Mary of the Lake every Saturday, and then going out for dinner and a drink at McKenzie's. Mary Ann was a very frugal woman, frequenting garage sales looking for a bargain. She loved sharing her founded treasures with others. Mary Ann liked using coupons and would stock up on sales for herself and to donate for food drives. She loved playing games like gin rummy, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, and doing crossword puzzles every day. She was an avid Sabres fan, and watched her favorite game show Jeopardy every night. She was a trivia whiz! Her love of games and sports tied in with her job at Off-Track Betting where her connection really grew with her husband Patrick. Mary Ann loved to cook and always had something prepared to offer her visitors. Mary Ann had five grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She picked out cards for every occasion, even those not so well known, to send to them to brighten their day. When she wasn’t playing games or cooking, she loved to socialize, attending the local Serbian picnic, Irish festivals, and the Eden Corn Festival. Traveling was also a loved hobby, enjoying day trips in the area, as well as visiting her kids and going to places like Florida, the Finger Lakes, Ireland, Spain, and Germany. Her fun-loving, bright and bubbly spirit will be lovingly missed by family, friends, and loved ones.
Mangan, Mary Ann of Hamburg, NY on April 29, 2019. Devoted wife of the late Patrick J. Mangan and former wife of Eugene Burke; Beloved Mother of Mary Jean (nee Burke) Regoli and Ellen (nee Burke) (Steven) Hughes, Patrick (Mary) Mangan, and Lizabeth (Sid) Cavey; Loving Grandmother of Marco, Nicolas, and Gino Regoli, Jake and Lydia Hughes; Sister of Johanna Ewing and the late Dorothy Roorda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 10 11:15AM at St. Mary of the Lake Parish. Please assemble at church. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Memorial donations may be made to The Piarist School PO Box 369 Hager Hill, KY 41222 (100% of donations help the poor in Appalachia) or St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary Chapter 4737 Lake Shore Rd. Hamburg 14075 (donations will be used for their food pantry providing local needs). Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.