Karilee Giglio


Karilee Giglio, 30 passed away October 16th, 2018 unexpectedly. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY, she was the daughter of Anthony and Christine (Maynard) Giglio. Karilee graduated from Galway Central School District.

Karilee was a loving mother to her son Ryder Anthony Doll. Karilee was a free spirit who enjoyed spending her free time taking in all the beauties of the outdoors. She will be remembered as an avid animal lover, who always brought home strays. When she was not taking in nature’s beauty she could be found surrounding herself with her family which she loved dearly. Karilee’s heart beat to the sound of music.

Karilee fought a battle with addiction that ultimately took her life. A battle that families are all too familiar with. Karilee was a fighter in all aspects of her life. With the gift of pregnancy, she found the strength to be sober for over five and a half years. She then spent the last 110 days sober and worked to get back to the beautiful loving person she was. With the help of her family and counselors she was able to laugh and smile with her son before she was taken away by the addiction disease. Karilee’s family wants to empathize with others dealing with these struggles and urges everyone to see the beauty and the real person through their struggle.

Karilee is survived by her loving parents Anthony and Christine Giglio; her son Ryder; paternal grandmother Bernice Barron; long time partner DJ; brother Robert Immel (Sara); sister Lindsey Wallace (Tarmel); multiple nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Karilee is predeceased by her daughter Magnolia; maternal grandparents Sally and Ronald Maynard; paternal grandfather George Giglio; and infant brother Jesse Giglio.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 12 noon.

A gofundme has been set up in her name to help ease the financial burden of funeral services.

Guest Book

Jason N Baird

So sorry for you loss. I can only imagine the pain you all feel. I lost my dad this October and dealing with it day by day. I have lost friends this year from them losing their battle with addiction. Hopefully her story can reach someone and help them in their struggles. God bless and may we all just hug our love ones every chance we can.

Peggy Dixon

Christine, my heart goes out to you. My sympathies to you and your family and especially to Ryder.

Margaret Lanese

Christine and Anthony
I am sorry for your loss. I knew Karilee from all the things you told me about her; I know she was a special person. My thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Suzette &Timothy Lepper

Dick, Lela, DJ and Ryder
So very sorry for your loss. No words to describe your pain. Everyday for her had to be such a struggle. Now wrap your arms around your son to just hold him . Your grandson has a journey ahead but will forever have you all.
Thinking of you..
Hugs
Suzette & Timothy Lepper.

Dave Saracino

My deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your daughter no mother should ever have to go through this I am deeply sorry for your loss. God bless her and my purse for the entire family.

Holly Gendreau

Christine and family, may you find peace in knowing she is wrapped in God's arms. My deepest condolences to your family.

Tricia Romans

Dick, Leila, DJ and Ryder.........My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Karilee. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. She is in the arms of the Angels and at peace now. She no longer has to battle her disease. R.I.P. dear Karilee.

Tricia Romans

My heartfelt condolences to all the loved ones who were a part of Karilee's life. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rog and Kristine Lytle

It is so horrific to lose Karilee in this fashion - no one would want anything like this to happen...not to anyone - our hearts are so sad as we know your family has gone through such heart ache through these years with this horrible struggle, this terrible battle Karilee has waged -

We do wish you Christ's comfort to all of you - it would be so nice to have answers in this life, wouldn't it? But we want to let you know we love you - and we mourn with you...and know
that God is with you even while you are in the middle of your grief...

Louise Paige

To the entire family,
Jesse and I send our sincere sympathy at this time of great loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. My heart just aches for you.....

Julie Roy

I am so sorry for your loss. Karilee was a lively, beautiful 5 year old with long dark hair when she enter my kindergarten class. By having an older brother and sister, she knew her way around the school. She was very social and loved to be the teacher's helper. Karilee lit up the room with her smile. When I ran into her a few years ago, she gave me that big smile and a hug. Cherish those special memories; peace be with you.

Christine Murphy

Dearest Kara, hoping this message somehow makes it to you above. What a privilege it was to witness your love for Ryder. You were, in a word, amazing and I will miss you.

Patrice Rommans Moncuse

To the Giglio Family,
My heart and prayers are with you at this very difficult, unbearable time. I feel your pain, I know your pain.
I never met Karilee, but I send love and prayers to all of her family and friends. To know this disease is not to know the person. There is always a beautiful soul hidden within, struggling and fighting to get out. A mother, a daughter, a partner, a sister, a friend......may her soul fly free❤

Scott Schaefer

Dear Christine and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and many prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Sincerely,
Scott Schaefer & Family

Sariah Jung

So sorry for your loss. We'll be keeping you in our prayers.
Jung family

Kimie Cunningham

Karilee, I am beyond words. And honored to have been a part of your life. You will be loved and cared for by many people on your new journey. And you will never ever be forgotten here. Love you Kare

Cindi Kilmartin

Such a beautiful smile. Such a sad loss. To her little guy and whole family heartfelt thoughts and prayers are sent your way.!! The lord will take over and peace will forever be with your precious Karilee!

Noreen Hansen

Condolences and love to all.

Trish Heffernan

I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers to your family. I did not know her and I know a strangers words may not help take away the pain of loss that you feel but I wanted to thank you for sharing with us the reason for her passing.

I too have lost family & friends to addiction. It is horrible and difficult for the entire family. It does not affect just the person addicted, it affects everyone who loves her.

I honor you for being brave enough to share her story. I hope it serves to encourage others.
I am so very sorry that she did not survive her battle. She was so very young. May she find peace now in Gods loving arms.

Tom and Kathryn Hill

Dick, Leila, DJ and Ryder, our thoughts and best wishes are with you guys. We wish we could be with you right now.

Judy and Dave Kinsky

Dick, Leila, DJ and Ryder,
Our thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family.
Karilee's beautiful obit will touch so many people.
Love and Hugs to all,
Judy and Dave

Sonia Wilson

Until we meet again lil sis let our heavenly father just love you

Betsy Wilson

I am an old friend of Leila Doll's and I did not know Karilee. Leila and Dick are such wonderful people that I am sure Karilee was drawn to her family by similar values and light. I am so very sorry for the entire family's devastation from such an awful and senseless loss. May healing and grieving come with peace and grace in time.

Georgia Giglio

To my beautiful neice I’m going to miss you. I love you always and forever. I’ll always keep your name alive. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends

MJ Ruffing

We are so very sorry for your loss. Truly heartbreaking.
Our hearts and prayers are with you all
The Ruffing family

Virginia Wulforst Reamer

My heart is broken for you all. Big hugs and kisses to your family.