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Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Priscilla Mangan

Priscilla A. "Nelson" Mangan (Nelson)

Friday, November 26th, 1926 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Obituary

Priscilla A. “Pat” (Nelson) Mangan, 93, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday April 30, 2020.

Pat was born and raised in Worcester, one of two daughters of the late Edith Westin. She was a graduate of Commerce High School, before she began working for State Mutual Life Insurance. Pat retired in 1991, after dedicating 20 years of her career as a medical secretary to Worcester County Hospital.

Pat was the loving wife of Kenneth J. Mangan, Sr., for 55 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend to all. She was an active supporter and member of the Shrewsbury Democratic Committee, where she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award. Pat served as a state and national delegate for the Democratic Party for 50 years. She was an advocate for Women’s Rights and the less fortunate.

As well as being an avid Boston sports fan, Pat enjoyed the beaches of Cape Cod and the coastal New England. Throughout her life, spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow was her greatest joy.

Pat is survived by her children, Laura Mangan-Levins, Kenneth J. Mangan, Jr., and his wife Kathleen, Patricia A. Mangan, Maureen E. McHugh and her husband Kevin, Mark A. Mangan and his wife Ann, and Kelly A. Sampson and her husband Rick; eleven grandchildren, Thomas Mangan and his wife Julia, Ryan Levins and his fiancée Kim Culpan, Daniel Mangan and his wife Jess, Kyle Sampson and his fiancée Suzanna Talento, Connor Sampson and his husband Luke Doyle, Lauren McHugh, Patrick Mangan, Erin Sampson, Sean Sampson, Matthew McHugh, and Caitlyn Mangan; one great-granddaughter, Liliana Mangan; one sister-in-law, Nadine Henderson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Pat was predeceased by her son, Michael Mangan; her sister, E. Lillian Westin; and her son-in-law, Butch Levins.

Services will be held privately for her family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. The BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA is honored to be assisting with arrangements.
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Laurel Urda

Posted at 12:28pm
Laurie and Dawn Shannon and the rest of the family send prayers and condolences. I remember going to pick up Patty to go hang out up at the center of town and Mrs. Mangan was always so sweet. She was a strong lady and will be remembered as a mother of many children who all turned out to be pretty great kids.
Best to you all,
Laurie and Dawnie
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Caitlin Davidson

Posted at 11:35am
Dear Kathy and family, Sending thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. Love,Caitlin and Nick Davidson
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WENDY ONEILL

Posted at 08:36pm
Dear Mangan Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We remember her as a beautiful , kind woman, who always had a smile. Family was at the heart of all that she loved (along with coffee and sweets). She will be missed, and she will always hold a very special place in our hearts. With our deepest sympathy and love, Wendy, Peter and Jilian.
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Lee Prevosk

Posted at 02:34pm
Priscilla was a very nice person we tried to watch over her at beaumont worcester we loved seeing her everyday then we moved to beaumont westbrough and we tried to comfort her while she was here and try to talk to her everyday we are really missing her she would be up at the nurses station and its empty without her there anymore. we are so sorry for your loss. this is from Lee and Jean her friends from worcester and her roommate Grace from worcester.
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Francis A. Ford

Posted at 07:46am
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

"Pat" (and Kenny) Mangan belonged to that "small group of committed citizens" who can and did change the world. Our world is a better place because of people like Pat and Kenny. As busy as their lives were with their own family to care for, they always made time for the rest of us. Like many others, when I ran for public office one of the first stops was at the Mangan home in Shrewsbury. Their advice and encouragement is something I will always cherish and never forget.
Thank you, Pat, and may you rest in peace.
Francis A. Ford
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