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Stephen J. Gigi

February 5, 1949 November 2, 2019
Stephen J. Gigi
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Obituary for Stephen J. Gigi

Stephen J. Gigi, a longtime resident and restaurant owner, died after a
courageous battle with cancer at his home with his loving family at his
bedside.
The son of the late Carmine and Maria Squiteri Gigi, he was born in
Sarno, Italy on February 5, 1949, one of six children.
He emigrated to America at 11yrs.old with his family and developed a
lifelong love of this country. He was grateful and extremely patriotic.
Always smiling, he had a personality that endeared him to everyone. His
passion for cooking and pleasing people made for a successful career.
“I maka nice for u, leave it to me” was a response you could expect when
ordering from his menu.
A dedicated family man, he was much loved by his children and adored by
his grandchildren and his one great-granddaughter.
He is survived by his devoted and dedicated wife, Josephine. They
celebrated 48 years of marriage and 54 years of friendship. Also,
left to mourn his passing are his children; Teresa Gigi of Middletown,
Carmine Gigi and his wife Kim of Spring Hill, Fl.,and Stefania Gigi-Jones
and her husband Mark of Middletown, four siblings; Aniello Gigi
(Gabriella) of Middletown, Antonio (Raffaella) of Thornwood, NY, Filomena
Gigi of Boca Raton, Fl. and Annamaria Cortese (Guiseppe) of Shirley,
L.I., seven cherished grandchildren; Brianna, Nikoliza, Stefano,
Adrianna, Angelina, Vanessa and Samantha and one great- granddaughter,
Lilyanna. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces
and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 5th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church
at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6 th .
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s name
made be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook
Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 Saint
Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


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Visitation

Tuesday

5

Nov

2:00 PM 11/5/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/5/2019 4:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

5

Nov

7:00 PM 11/5/2019 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/5/2019 9:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Wednesday

6

Nov

11:00 AM 11/6/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph's Church

149 Cottage Street
Middletown, NY 10940

St. Joseph's Church
149 Cottage Street Middletown 10940 NY
United States
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