Joseph R. Gigli, 88, of West Scranton, died Tuesday at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor. He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice J. Bartelson.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Massimo and Angiolina Yesu Gigli, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. Before retirement, he was employed as a carpenter in general construction in Scranton. He was a member of Carpenters Local 261. He was a World War II Army
veteran, where he received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. He was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Also surviving are daughters, Sherry Kadlubowski and husband, Leonard, Scranton; and Mary Ann Flores and husband, John, Colorado; a sister, Marylou Sabatino and husband Louis, Florida; grandchildren; Amanda and husband, Leslie Belles, Scranton; Anthony Gigli, Indiana; Eric Kadlubowski, Scranton; and John Flores, Colorado; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by sons, Eugene, Raymond and Gary Gigli; daughter, Cindy Gigli; sister, Joanna Fiorini; and brother, Angelo Gigli.
The funeral will be Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Nicholas Chomko Funeral Home, 1132 Prospect Ave., South Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott P. Sterowski, pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Friends may call Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hear Indiana, 3815 River Crossing Parkway., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 42640; or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.