Biagio was born on December 31, 1936 and passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Biagio was a resident of Burnsville, North Carolina at the time of his passing.
He attended Farmingdale High School.
Ben was a U.S. Army Veteran having been stationed in Germany and France during the Korean War where he was a 2nd Class Specialist.
He was married to Carmela.
A time to support the Mandala family share memories and receive friends will be from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday January 15th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday January 18th at Basilica St. Lawrence in Asheville with the Very Rev. Wilbur N. Thomas V.F. officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday January 16th with military honors conducted by the Sgt. E.L. Randolph Chapter 57 D.A.V. at the Black Mountain State Veterans Cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at PO Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis TN 38101-9908 or Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln Lancaster County at PO Box 22344 Lincoln NE 68542.