Born October 10, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Ut to Italian Immigrants, Carolina Barbiero and Carmino Mancuso. After graduating from South High School 1952 he began working at Utah Power & Light Co. He married Nora Mary Humphreys 65 years ago in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
In 1955 he enlisted in the Air Force because his draft number was up. He was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, Palmdale , CA; Goose Bay,
Labrador; Brunswick ME; Dover Foxcroft, ME. Upon his return in 1959, his parents asked him to re-open their neighborhood market. He opened it as the JR MARKET with hours from 7 to 11 while working at UP&LCO. He then sold it when the UP&LCO offered to send him to the UofU. He retired from Utah Power & light after 35 years, in 1987 as a supervisor of the Communications Dept.
Founded Mancuso’s Religious Goods in 1991. In 2011 he was vested as a Knight of the Equestrian order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. He made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Bishop Neiderauer and fellow Knights and Ladies and received “The Pilgrim Shell”. Survived by his wife Nora, children, Tony Mancuso & Cynthia John (William), grandchildren, Justin, Tyler, Carmen, Nora & Nicholas; six great -grandchildren. Brothers and sisters Ross, Jim (Babe), Lauretta Edlefsen, Catherine Askee-Rogers, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters Mary Mancuso-Folger, Teresa Mancuso- Kimball-Thornton and his Power Co lunch buddies..
A celebration of his life will be held at Starks Funeral Parlor 3651 South 900 East, Thursday, January 17th from 6:00 until 8:00pm. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 450 East 2100 South on Friday, January 18th at 12:00 noon with burial following at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 4th Avenue & T Street. A luncheon will be served in the Gym at St Ann’s.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carmen’s name to St. Ann Church or the Catholic Foundation of Utah.