Michael Giancola

Died: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018

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Douglas- Michael Giancola, age 69, died August 23, 2018, at St. Camillus Nursing and Rehab after a long period of declining health.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Victoria (Pawlowski) Giancola; 2 sons, Marcus Giancola of Bellingham and Matthew Giancola of Douglas; 2 treasured grandsons, Vincent and Conall; 2 brothers, John and his wife Patty Giancola of Wrentham and Peter and his wife Libby Giancola of Franklin; 3 sisters, Jean and her husband George DeForge of Franklin, Mary Giancola of Leominster, and Louise Giancola of Bolton; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Kathleen Giancola. Born in Milford, MA, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Johnson) Giancola and grew up in Franklin.

Mr. Giancola worked for many years as an electronics technician for several area companies. He was an avid history enthusiast with a particular interest in the American Civil War. He also had a love of William Shakespeare's literature and one of the highlights of his travels was visiting his birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon in England. In his travels he visited Ireland three times, he took great pleasure in visiting the village of Oughterard and going the Dingle Peninsula where the Irish side of his family's heritage hailed from. He especially loved to read science fiction novels most notably Frank Herbert's Dune saga or a good history book of the American Civil War. As an enthusiast of the aforementioned war, he visited many of the battlefields and historical sites, becoming a member of the North-South Skirmish Association, an organization formed in 1950 to commemorate the heroism of soldiers who fought on both sides and also competitively shot breakable targets with firearms of the time period. The highlight of these experiences was the honor of an invitation to him and his friend John to camp at the Gettysburg Battlefield on the Rummel Farm where the 34th Battalion Virginia Volunteer Cavalry (the unit they represented) had fought on the 3rd day of the battle. He also enjoyed his visits to the Baseball Hall of Fame and as a lifelong Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs fan, his greatest fulfillment came when he saw both teams break their respective curses and win the World Series. He enjoy listening to a variety of musical genres, his favor being The Blues, which he along with his brothers and friends enjoy going to Blues festivals and concerts together. But, most of all, Mr. Giancola's true enjoyment came from watching his two grandchildren Vincent and Conall playing and have fun.

As to Michael’s wishes, there will not be funeral services but a celebration of his life will be held at a later date, to be announced by his family. Memorial donations may be made to St. Camillus Nursing Home, 447 Hill St. Whitinsville, MA 01588 or to the Simon Fairfield Public Library, c/o Justin Snook, Po Box 607, Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Edward Revell
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Michaels wife and two sons and their families.

May you Rest In Peace

Your cousin Ed Revell

Bill Adams
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Sincere condolences to the family from all members of the 34th Bn Virginia Cavalry; we are all deeply saddened by Mike’s passing. Mike’s quick wit was appreciated by all as was his friendship,sincerity, and dedication to duty. Mike’s memory will be cherished by his many friends. Deo Vindice.

Paul Manzo
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Mike was always a true friend, and will always be remembered for his loyalty, his quick wit, and his knowledge of many fascinating subjects. I will never forget you Mike, you’re always my friend.

Rickey Gallagher
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
On Behalf of the Gallagher Family, we are so sorry to hear of Michael passing. We miss you now Michael our hearts are sore, as time goes by Michael we will miss you more. Little bear and Little wolf will always be in your heart and with your spirit my friend

Mark and Dawn Latham
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Dawn and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Mike's family.

Mike was a friend, and always had a joke or story at the ready. He could always be counted on to laugh and spread his usual good cheer with us. His wit and houmor will be missed, and we are lucky to have known him.

Christine Bianchi
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Vicki,
Sending my deepest sympathies to you and the family.
I will always remember our fun travels through the Colorado Mountains and all our laughs over Indian Springs Resort! Mike was always laughing and having a fun time no matter what we came across.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. I love you.
Chrisie

Greg DeBaggis
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Giancola family. Mike was a classmate of my brother David and the Giancola's lived next door to my close family on Main Street in Franklin. I have so many great memories of the Giancola family and cherish them all. RIP Michael. Our hearts are with you all. May God bless all of with His enduring peace.

David Jackson
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Mike has been a best friend from high school days, the best man at my wedding and always fun to be around. I will miss him more than words can express. My deepest
sympathies to Vicki, Mathew, Marcus and the Giancola family

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