Michael Manganiello Obituary, Death – Michael Young Manganiello, 29, died unexpectedly on December 3, 2022, at his home in Media, Pennsylvania. His parents, Ken Manganiello and Mary Young, his adoring and protective younger sister and brother, Mary Kate (Manganiello) Caponegro and William Manganiello, and his brother-in-law, Blaze Caponegro, survive him. He was Coco Caponegro’s uncle and godfather, as well as Crew Caponegro’s new uncle. Pat Young, his grandmother, and a slew of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, stepbrothers, and sisters predeceased him.
Michael was born in the town of Westfield, New Jersey. He and his family moved to Media when he was 12 years old, after many years of loving support from the community. Michael attended Penncrest High School. He was in charge of the varsity football, basketball, and lacrosse teams while there. Later, he joined the lacrosse coaching staff, and he was particularly proud of his role in leading the team to the 2014 Lacrosse State Championship. Despite being born deaf and with a craniofacial birth difference, Michael accomplished all of this. Michael had undergone 19 surgeries, numerous doctor’s appointments, and many hours of rehabilitative therapy by the age of 20. His bravery and perseverance in the face of adversity moved everyone who knew him.
He was known as the “Mayor of Media,” and he was happiest with a Wawa hoagie and a strong coffee in his hand, which he usually got at 2:30 a.m. after a night out on State Street with his friends. Michael was a big soccer fan, especially during the World Cup. He also enjoyed good food, particularly that prepared by his grandmother, Grandma Coppy. Michael had only recently begun attending Delaware County Community College and was excelling in his art classes. His family is especially grateful to all the angels who appeared throughout his life when he and his family needed them the most, such as Bear Resnick and family, Cynthia Marrapodi, the late John Chappel, and far too many others to name. Michael was a cherished individual who will be remembered for the rest of his life.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home, and again on Wednesday morning from 10-11 a.m. at Nativity BVM Church in Media. At 11:00 a.m., there will be a mass. Following the service, everyone is invited to join the family on a walk from Nativity Church to Sligo’s on State Street in Michael’s honor. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Michael’s name to the Children’s Craniofacial Association. www.ccakids.org.