Marlborough – Maureen E. Giglio, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family and was 70 years old.
Maureen was born in Newton on Halloween, a birth date as special as she was, and was raised in the same town. She was the loving daughter of the late William and Mary Gorman. She is predeceased by her brother John Gorman.
Beloved wife of Ray Giglio. Loving mother to her three sons, John Giglio, Patrick Giglio, and Joe Giglio. Dear sister to Fred Gorman. Adored mother-in-law to Sarah Kinsman. Cherished grandmother, “Gigi,” to her grandchildren Hannah, Kyle, Hailee, Alexandra, and Max. She is also survived by many extended caring family members, wonderful neighbors, and lifelong friends.
Maureen had a quiet warmth about her, and a kind and generous nature. She was free-spirited and lively, often seeing the things in others that nobody else might and encouraging them to follow their dreams. This was often reflected in the gifts she gave her loved ones for holidays and birthdays. She loved celebrating the accomplishments of the people she cared for.
She enjoyed the beauty of the world around her, and the flowers in her garden. She was strongly rooted in her values and beliefs, and could be counted on for wonderful, long conversations. She kept promises and enjoyed a good secret, never telling anyone what she held close to her heart in confidence.
Maureen enjoyed a lovely cup of tea, often while curled up with a good book, with the family cat Gilda snuggled up next to her. The quiet times were some of her favorites. Gigi could always be counted on for advice, coloring, attending soccer games and school events, playing games with, and reading stories with her grandchildren. She adored each of them for their talents and unique things that made them who they are, as she was a rebel herself in her own ways.
Maureen was incredibly talented at creating art and was the owner and operator of a craft store at one time. She was very accomplished in knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving… and an excellent teacher of those skills.
May you dance among the stars, Maureen.
A celebration of her life will be held in the Slattery Funeral Home at 40 Pleasant Street in Marlborough, Massachusetts on Thursday, January 26 th, 2023. Calling hours will be from 10:00am – 11:30am. Directly following calling hours, a funeral Mass will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery, located at 133 Wilson Street in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Maureen was a lover of flora and fauna, especially her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Chewbacca. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Canine Companions. This national organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained service dogs at no charge to the recipient.