Olean- Carmen D. DeGiglio “Loving Father, Son & Brother”
Carmen D. DeGiglio, 57 of 743 N Union Street passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 7, 2022, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center after fighting a courageous battle with Lymphoma.
Carmen was born on December 16, 1964, in Olean and was the son of Giasone Mario and Veneranda M. Reitano DeGiglio. On May 18, 2002, Carmen married Elaine N. Cherry at the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels Church.
Carmen was a 1983 graduate from Archbishop Walsh High School. He attended St. Bonaventure University for two years before transferring to Gannon in Erie where he received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He returned to St. Bonaventure to receive his master’s degree in Business Administration. He worked for Dresser Industries for 13 years as a mechanical engineer living in several countries, including Singapore for a year. After working at Dresser, he received his insurance license and began a new career as an insurance agent and financial advisor which he continued until he became ill. Carmen also owned several rental properties in Olean.
Carmen especially enjoyed spending time with his daughter and family. Carmen attended the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and served on several committees including the finance committee. Carmen was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a Grand Knight, he was a member of the Olean Chamber of Commerce, served as a board member on the Parent Education Program, belonged to the Olean Rotary Club, and volunteered for many non-profit events in Olean. Carmen enjoyed traveling abroad and vacationing on cruises with his daughter. He was skilled at remodeling and renovations and enjoyed cooking.
Carmen is survived by his daughter, Maria Christianna DeGiglio, her mother Elaine Cherry DeGiglio his friend and companion; his mother Veneranda M. DeGiglio of Olean, a brother, Bruno DeGiglio of Olean, sisters, Maria R. (William) Hastings of Geneva, Patricia LeRoy of Olean, and Michelle (Ken) Heidle of Springville; nieces and nephews; Brianna and Benjamin DeGiglio, Kaitlin and Daniel Hastings, Nicholas (Blaga) LeRoy, James (Shreshtha) LeRoy, Jason (Alecia) LeRoy, Kenneth (Kelly) Heidle, Megan (Brent) Schiele, Bethany Heidle; great nieces and nephews; Christian LeRoy, Laurel LeRoy, Kenneth, Samuel, and Mackenzie Heidle, Owen and Rory Schiele, and longtime friends, Duane Karl and Steve Bielecki. Carmen will also be greatly missed by his loyal dog Corey.
Carmen was predeceased by his father, Mario DeGiglio and grandparents, Carmen and Pasqualina Reitano.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean on Wednesday December 14, 2022, from 3:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday December 15, 2022, beginning at the funeral home with a Prayer Service at 9:30am followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. As per the family’s request COVID protocols will be strictly adhered to and masks will be provided to be worn at all times. Online condolences may be made at www.letromcintoshspinkfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at P.O Box 22487 New York, NY 10087-2487, the American Cancer Society at P.O Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741, or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation at P.O Box 631 Buffalo, NY 14240.