Anthony Tony S. Mancuso, Sr.

July 27, 1933 ~ November 21, 2010

Anthony "Tony" Sam Mancuso, Sr., age 77, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010, at a local hospital.

Born July 27, 1933, to the late Sam Henry Mancuso and Lena Calloura Mancuso, he served his country as an instrument specialist and a radio operator in the U.S. Army during the Korean War achieving the rank of 1st Sergeant. For over 20 years, he owned and operated Lake Charles Sash and Door. Mr. Mancuso then went on to work for Citgo Petroleum for 17 years, before retiring from Occidental Petroleum as an operator with 14 years of service there. A member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, he enjoyed playing baseball and golf, and in his younger days, coaching his sons little league baseball. Tony loved his family very much and was proud of them. Being an only child, he was proud to have such a large family surrounding him. His most valued moments were those spent with his family. A wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death were his parents, and a grandson, Sam Henry Mancuso, Jr.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Regina LeJeune Mancuso of Lake Charles; a daughter, Nanette Mancuso Babineaux and husband, Bryan of Lake Charles; two sons, Sam Henry Mancuso and wife, Pam of Lake Charles, and Sheriff Anthony "Tony" Sam Mancuso, Jr. and wife, Mickey of Lake Charles; his grandchildren, Bradley James, Shane Thomas, and Emily Claire Babineaux, Kristen Deanne, Lisa Beth, and Matthew Sam Mancuso, and Anthony "Trey" Sam Mancuso, III and wife, Kayley, Mary Margaret, and Morgan Lindsay Mancuso; and one great-grandchild, Andrew Cade LaRocca.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Msgr. James Gaddy, Father Herbert May, and Father Keith Pellerin will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning on Tuesday, November 23, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday, November 24, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A rosary and scripture service will be Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 3717 Government Street, Suite #7, Alexandria, LA, 71302.

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  1. As former co-worker at Occidental, it was my privilege to have worked with Tony and to have met Regina. You and your family have my deepest sympathy for your great loss. With much respect and regard…..Barbara Dorman and family.

  2. Dear Nanette and Family,We are sorry we could not attend tonight. We were already committed to picking up our son from Winter Camp. I will be there to sing tomorrow morning. You all are in our prayers. Trust in the Lord and He will give you peace.We love you,Colette Marcus

  3. Dear Sheriff Mancuso and family, Wanted you to know I was thinking of you and your sorrow at losing your Dad. I only met him several weeks ago at 11:00 mass at OLQH. Met your Mom too and her and I and May MCorquodale all went to lunch together the following week. What a lovely lady your Mom is. She will really need you in the coming days. In Christ, Sandy Domingue

  4. Dearest Mancuso familyLucas and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are sadden at your loss. I know that your dad will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in the support of your friends and family at this time. May God's grace and love surround all of you and may you find peace. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry that we will not be able attend the services but we are up with Nick and my new grandson in Ohio. We love you all, Jean and Lucas Terracina.

  5. Hi y'all, I just wanted to leave a small note and tell you how awful I feel for all of you. There is really nothing else to say. I will tell you my first impression of meeting Tony was his accent. Guess that sounds a little silly. Being from Virginia, the only Italians I had ever known came from southern New Jersey and I couldn't understand how Tony could have a southern accent and be Italian. My favorite memory is of course our trip in Europe which we even discussed when we visited him on Sunday…how worried he was about going into the salt mines and how much fun we had on the gondola in Venice. I will miss him in my life.Carolyn

  6. Luke and I sincerely send our warmest of sympathy to Tony and family. The service was one of the most beautiful services we have ever been to. Tony- your Dad was so very proud of you. You could see his pride and joy in his eyes especially during your campaign. I know what it is like to loose a father. I lost mine in 2006.You are his namesake. He was such a good Christian man who loved and followed the ways of Jesus. Know that, you are literally 50 percent of him and because of that he continues to live in you. He touched so many lives and continues to live in all of us. You come from good stock being raised by such wonderful parents. We carry a heavy heart when we loose a parent. His journey has just begun a new. I know that you will follow in his footsteps for all of eternity and meet him again. Luke and I prayers are with you. If we can do anything please give us a call. We are here for you and will be thinking of you and your family during these difficult days. He was a good man. Very truely yours,Luke and Guy Theriot

  7. Ms. Regina, Nanette, Sam, and Tony, I was very saddened to hear of Mr. Tonys passing and so soon after my moms. I wish to offer my thoughts and prayers to the whole family and my deepest regrets as I will be unable to attend the services; duty in Baton Rouge is never ending. I remember the last time I spoke with Mr. Tony it was just a week or two before mom passed. He was settling down to enjoy a Saints game with the family and despite his illness he recognized me and asked about mom, thats how caring he was toward others. I know they shared fond memories of working at Occidental and I am sure they are still sharing those memories as they wait for us in the presence of the Lord. Mandy, Scott, and I value the friendships our families have shared over the past years and were humbled by the expression of friendship and love during moms funeral. We will continue to prayer for Gods strength and peace during this time and know that he remembers all. What a blessing to have known Mr. Tony and growing up as friends with his loving family. God is with you, may He place His loving arms around you all.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mancuso family. May you find comfort in the memories that will always remain in your heart.

  9. Nanette and family, How sadden our family was to hear of your father's passing, yet we rejoice knowing he is with our Lord. My God wrap His loving arms around you during this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you. May God walk and give you comfort. Chester and Gail Vincent

  10. On behalf of the Renise Sonnier's faimly were sorry to hear of you loss.May God Bless your faimly. Thomas Sonnier

  11. Sheriff Family-Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss!

  12. To the entire Mancuso Family,I was saddened to hear of Mr. Tony's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

  13. Tony Family:We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.Jimmie The Bugman Murphy and Vanessa Landry Murphy

  14. Tony,Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss. We know how important family is to you and we will keep you in our prayers. Peace be with you.Your friends at L'Auberge du Lac.

  15. We are very sorry for your loss. Uncle Tony was a loving, and honorable man, and will be dearly missed. He has touched the hearts of so many in his lifetime. We will all carry warm, and fond memories of him close to our hearts forever. He was a wonderful man. We feel blessed to have even known him. I am very sorry we will be unable to attend but please know you all will be in our prayers and hearts in your time of mourning.Love always,Casey Amanda DuplantisMarc LeJeune

  16. We were truly sorry to hear about Tony's passing. He was always a pleasure to be around and I know he will be missed. We pray for comfort and peace for all the family and are sorry we can't be there in person.

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