Richard Vangel

Richard Vangel, 69, of Dartmouth died April 29, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital after a long illness.

He was the husband of Jo-Ann M. (Bender) Vangel.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Evangelo and Maria F. (Nunes) Vangel, he lived in Mattapoisett before moving to Dartmouth.

Richard was the owner and operator of Vangel’s Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Welding.

Survivors include his wife; 5 sons, Anthony Vangel, Richard Vangel, David Vangel and Jason Vangel, all of New Bedford and David Vangel, II of Dartmouth; a daughter, Judith DeMelo of Dartmouth; a brother, Matthew Vangel of Dartmouth; a sister, Janice Wagner of Mattapoisett and Florida; 5 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

His visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. His burial service will be private. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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