Anthony Giglio Sr.

Obituary of Anthony Joseph Giglio Sr.

Anthony Joseph Giglio Sr. passed away peacefully Friday, January 28, 2022, at the age of 88 under the care of many at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Nursing Home in Reserve, where he resided over the last 12 weeks, succumbing to a battle with Parkinson Disease.

He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Elaine Reed, whom he resided with in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Anthony is survived by two of his three loving children, Anthony Joseph Giglio Jr. (Lisa) and Toni Macksey; two grandchildren, Nicholas Shultz (Jaime) and Michelle Kalland (Chad); and a great-grandaughter, Adelyn Kalland, who loved him dearly. 

He is also survived and loved by Elaine’s two children, Pam Bordelon and Patricia Hoskins (John) and her five grandchildren, John Hoskins Jr., Luke Hoskins, Haley Neff (Garrison), Randall Bordelon, and Alecia Bordelon.

Anthony is preceded in death by his devoted wife of 45 years, Terry Sadowski of River Ridge, Louisiana; his youngest daughter, Annette Laurent (Paul); and two sons-in-law, Ulysses “Bubba” Shultz and Michael J. Macksey.  

He was born on November 21, 1933, in Macomb, Pike Peak County, Mississippi, to parents Sam Giglio Sr. and Mary Ann Schiro, whom preceded him in death.  He was the last surviving sibling of four: Sam Jr. (Nettie), Dominick (Peggy), and Dorothy Louise Rogers (Claude Buddy).

Anthony leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends who loved him dearly.

He attended public schools in New Orleans.  In 1955, at the age of 21, he enlisted in the United States Army and extended his training to participate in “Operation Moosehorn” at Fort Greely, Alaska. 

As a young man, he worked at the N.O. Department of Transportation and then went on to build a highly notable lifetime career in the Flooring Industry as a Mill Representative Salesman, respected and loved by all.  He retired first from Shaw Industries and then again at the age of 84 from Southwind Flooring, leaving behind a plethora of cherished friendships.

Anthony departs this earth with a life well lived as a Christian, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend truly blessed and loved by all.

Per Anthony’s wishes, a private graveside burial will be held at the All Saints Mausoleum in New Orleans at a future date.

Donations can be made to the Parkinson Foundation on his Tribute page or any charity of choice.  Please visit or, where a Lifetime Tribute Page has been setup in Anthony’s name, to extend condolences and share memories, which will be fondly cherished.

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