Victor John Giglio
In the loving presence of his wife, Linda and his adored daughter Jennifer, Vic bid us farewell on his next journey.
Everyone that knew Vic had heard his story of leaving his beloved family and town of Avon, Ct. for a warmer climate. After attending University of Ct. at Storrs, he headed West with a friend. They had many adventures along the way running out of gas and money in Santa Barbara in 1964. Thanks to the generosity of 2 particular S.B. families, the DeLapa’s and the Orlando’s, Vic soon had a job and a place to live. Two years later he met the love of his life, Linda. They married 4 months later. 1973 their treasured daughter, Jennifer, was born and the rest is history.
Vic worked most of his adult life as a drywall installer. Above all he believed his greatest accomplishment in life was his pride and joy, Jennifer. In 2000 Jennifer married and now he had Sean who he loved like a son. Then along came the lights of his life two grandsons, Connor (10) and Trevor (8).
Vic loved sports playing both football and baseball in high school and college. He loved the game of golf and so enjoyed playing with his buddies at S.B. Golf Club and marshalling there for 15 years. He especially loved coaching his daughter’s softball teams.
He valiantly fought advanced colon cancer for over 4 years. He credited his success to his amazing Oncologist, Greg Newman, M.D. and the “A Team” oncology staff and nurses at Sansum/Ridley Tree Cancer Clinic. He felt he had the best medical care and support additionally from Drs. Douglas Cummings, Michael Shenoda , Henry Han and the wonderful nurses and doctors at Cottage Hospital.
Vic is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda (Todd), loving daughter Jen and son-in-law, Sean, grandsons Connor and Trevor, his brothers Richard (Sally) and John (Loraine), many cousins, 2nd cousins, nieces and nephews. He is survived by two special women that he considered his sisters, cousin, Cheryl Hebert (Ron) and sister-in-law, Diane (Todd) Ramage (Jim, dec’d). Vic was pre-deceased by his father, Victor R., mother, Antoinette (Sambataro) and brother, Raymond (Jane).
Our family wishes to additionally thank Visiting Nurses, Hospice and especially family and friends that continued to call and visit during his fight. A special thanks to his loyal friend, Mike Atchley, for his friendship, daily support and all that he continues to do.
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka “Dr. Seuss”)
Private family memorial held in Avon, Ct.
Please consider a memorial donation to S.B. Visiting Nurse or Hospice Care (www.vnhcsb.org) or your favorite charity.