Armand Giglio

Armand Anthony Giglio

Jul 15, 1929 - Nov 10, 2020
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Armand Anthony Giglio, 91, of Brewster NY, passed into God’s heavenly Kingdom on November 10 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 15, 1929. He graduated from James Madison High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1951. He served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1951-1955. His career as an architect started at a small architectural firm in Mount Kisco, NY until he founded Descon Woodworking Company in Ossining, NY where he was in business for over 40 years.

Armand was a man of many interests and talents. He loved travel, where he was able to utilize his many languages. He raced and collected Italian cars, loved the arts and most importantly, spending time with his wife, Shirley, family and numerous friends. He was very active in the American Lancia Club and served as its President for a number of years.

Armand is survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley and their 4 children: Daughter Lisa G. Ariano, and her husband John Ariano; their son Jonathan Ariano and his wife Meredith Ariano. Son Michael Giglio and his wife Carol Giglio; Daughter Melissa G. Bowers and her husband, Daniel Bowers, Son Christopher J. Giglio and his wife Madeline Giglio and their son Michael Steven. Son Douglas Giglio and his wife Kristie Giglio and their daughter Eva and son Christopher. Daughter Carla G. Haugan and her husband Mark Haugan and Daughter Nina G. DiNardo and her husband Paul DiNardo; Daughter Pamela A. Badoud and her son Digger. Son, Anthony Dinardo and his wife Meghan DiNardo and their son Grayson. Daughter Annemarie Blanchette and her husband James Blanchette, and their son Jameson and daughter Penelope. He is also survived by his nephew Stephen J. Digilio and his son Patrick, niece Victoria Digilio sister-in-law Jane Utterback and numerous nieces, nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Michele and Costintina Giglio, sister, Rita Digilio grandson-in-law, Benjamin Badoud and granddaughter Elena Ariano.

A communion service will take place Thursday November 19, 2020 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, NY, at 12:00 pm followed by the interment in St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Regional Hospice of Fairfield County and The Purdue Foundation (in honor of Elena Ariano).

Condolences for the family may be placed on the funeral home’s web site. Arrangements by Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster, NY.
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  • Service

    Thursday November 19, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Thursday November 19, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Lawrence O'Toole Church
    31 Prospect Street
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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    Fr. Richard Gill
  • Interment

    St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery
    Turk Hill Rd
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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Dale Utterback

Posted at 01:00pm
It is with heartfelt sympathy we express our sincere condolences to Aunt Shirley, Lisa, Michael, Carla, Nina, and the entire family.
Uncle Armand was a special man and will truly be missed.

Dale and Susan

Harryette Helsel

Posted at 04:35pm
Wonderful memories shared from Hgh School to old age. Friday nights playing poker,on table Armand designed enjoying drawing beer from a keg.Watching Armand driving Uncle Jerry’s truck down Ocean Parkway without a drivers license. Those were the days,
Our families grew up together attending polo matches, picnicking at Mohansic and celebrating Christmas Eve along with many celebrations.
Armand was special We loved to hear about his adventures at sea, racing and work.
We will miss him.
Love you
Harryette and Stan



Posted at 12:03pm
I have another awesome Grandpa Armand story to tell. When I was studying to get my PE, he made it a point that I should have my entire name on my registration seal. He said he wanted "the Giglio name to live on in the drawings you sign and design." I made my maiden name my legal middle name, so it is on my registration stamp for AZ. That always meant a lot to me. So after I got my seal, I made him a gift. When we were little, we would go to visit my grandfather at his office, and we would all be enamored with the copy machine. So he made photocopies of our hands, and kept them in a folder, so when we would next visit he could say "you want to see what your hands looked like at 6 years old?" So I had the idea to make a photocopy of my hands, I signed it and sealed it with my registration seal, had it framed and sent it as a gift to NY so he would know his goal for me had been reached and that I never forgot those hand print copies from when we were little. I don't know where that is now, but when Mom and Dad gave it to him, he started to cry and had to control himself. Those are the things I will miss. Rest in peace Grandpa.

Tom and Gerry Frasca

Posted at 11:11am
All of our love goes out to the whole Giglio family. A very wonderful man in more ways than we can express. Many wonderful memories sitting around the round table in the kitchen.The great Lancia picnics and many other things to numerous to mention. May your faith bring you some solace and comfort. Love the Frasca family.

Shawn Ayers

Posted at 09:39am
Nina, Carla and Mrs. Giglio - I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Giglio’s passing. What a nice man he always was - I remember he always seemed to make the exact statement or ask a question that would make us think twice about what we were currently “up to”. We’d answer and he’d nod knowing we’d do whatever it was anyway. What a wonderful and long life he had. You and he were blessed to have each other. Peace, prayers and love, Shawn Kelly Ayers

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