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Joan E. Giglia

November 13, 1933October 29, 2020
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GIGLIA- Joan E. of Warrensburg New York, formally of West Islip, died October 29, 2020. She was 86 yrs old. Born November 13, 1933, the daughter of Charles "Carl" and Evelyn Louise (Gunther) Lawler, in Jamaica Hospital. Married her childhood sweetheart John Giglia, September 19, 1953 in Williamsburg Brooklyn. They had 3 children. Joan was a charter member of the Suffolk County Conservative Party-West Islip Committee woman and in 1979 ran for County Legislator 11 L-D. She was very active with the children of West Islip. The P.T.A, girl scouts, boy scouts, little league girls softball (coach thru player agent then Vice President) A recipient of Honorary Life Membership Award for " Outstanding Service of Children". She was a teacher aide at Southgate and Bayview schools until 1983 when John retired from N.Y.P.D. and they moved to the Adirondack Mountains. There she did arts and crafts with the children at Riding Hy Dude Ranch and played Bingo. Joan was a member of Krafty Kritters of Brant Lake and The Adirondack Sam's R.V. Camping Club. John and Joan camped in the 44 States including Alaska. Survivors include her daughters Louise and her husband Tony Durko, of West Babylon. Christine and her husband Larry Sample of Corsicana Texas, her son John III and his wife Linda Giglia of Babylon. Loving grandchildren Samantha (Mindy) Franco, Regina (Jason) McCutchen, Nicole, John IV and Joseph Giglia, Amanda (Kevin) Jarick, Jamie (Blair) Williams, Kyrieann Watson, Raymond (Courtney) Watson, Kelsey (Ryan) Brannan and Ryan Sample. Cherished great-grandchildren Gia Honahan, Mia McCutchen, Spencer Franco, Carter Williams, Jayden Cook, Emery, Aven, Londynn, and Everley Watson, Zane, Scout Isla and Kiernan Brannan, Brooklyn Perfido, Kevin and Joey Jarick.

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Samantha Franco

November 13, 2020

Grandmother Happy 87th Birthday In Heaven.
To my Grandmother in Heaven, it’s your birthday today, I hope that you can hear me, as there are things I’d like to say. I really miss and love you, how much you’ll never know. You were so special to me, how I wish you didn’t go. Even though you’re not here, I know that you will see, the special thoughts I have for you, and what you meant to me!.

Love you grandma i know your dancing with Grandpa

Kelly Lawler

November 7, 2020

I was saddened to hear of your passing. :( Rest in Peace Aunt Joanie. ♥️
You were always lot's of fun,. 🙂
A pretty good cook . I remember fondly you making sauce .. i helped set the table & as I was placing the utensils thought WOW! i guess Aunt Joanie DOES cook as good as my Mom! (YES really) ,...
LOL ... i was so excited anticipating that meal. it was ABSOLUTELY delicious! & a great Garlic bread & Salad to accompany it. & you made sure to have both Orange soda & because of my newfound love of back then Pop star Donny Osmond.. & his favorite color at that time it was allegedly purple.. SO... yeah, in my crazy juvenile ADHD mind i (then?) dec'd i would love Grape Soda as well. LOL ...
YOU Aunt Joanie made sure to have both. 😊 So sweet of you! & I nvr forgot that or the barbecues in your yard, going out & jumping into Uncle Johnny's boat out of (Bay Shore) & of course your great musical talent & PLENTY of musical "spindles" with that great piano! is how i remember times at the ole West Islip homestead... ♥️
& playing the Game of Life, Monopoly & Slap Jack & listening to the stories of growing up with my Dad Harold,(& his 10 speed English Racer... 😁 ALL over Brooklyn,Queens & NYC!!! train , buses or foot pedaling he did it!,.. ALL... 👍🏻🙂 or the stories with Grandpa Carl & his limousine company. Aunt Bobbi , Grandma Evelyn, Grandpa Jacob Gunther, Aunt Tut,Cousin Fred Loeb & his family .. & your Irish Setter dog(s) .... Your days in the Girl Scouts , ALWAYS all were interesting & told with such humor in all.
You were missed when ya's moved upstate & will surely be missed now in your passing.
Till we meet again. ♥️😘

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