Honoree Dominick Manglaviti

Dominick Manglaviti, also known as Mike, grew up on a farm in Falls, Pennsylvania, and joined the Air Force at the age of 19 in 1953. He was shipped out to Amarillo, Texas to be trained to become an ACFT Mechanic, airplane mechanic I. He lived at the Air Force base in Westhampton Beach until he was shipped out to serve in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1957 with a Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Upon returning, he moved to Hampton Bays where he found the love of his life, Geraldine Caluori. They married on September 6, 1958 and had 3 children, Brenda, Deborah, and Mike, Jr. He started his own successful business, Hampton Excavating Corp. In 1994, they retired to Florida and came back 5 years later in 1999 to be close to family. He passed away a few weeks later from Cancer and is buried at Calverton National Cemetery. He was always a kind and generous man. He had many friends and was a good person to all. He was a member of the American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924 in Hampton Bays, the VFW in Quogue, and the Italian American Club.  He is remembered every day. It is a comfort to know that he will be memorialized on the banner at Good Ground Park. Thank you to Councilperson Cyndi McNamara and the rest of the Southampton Town Board for the opportunity.

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