Joan E. Giugliano, age 91, of Mt. Prospect, IL, passed away on June 15, 2022. She was born May 6, 1931 in Chicago, IL to her loving parents, Michael Ulie and Emily Altiere.

Joan graduated from the Chicago St. Patrick High School for Girls. She met and married Andrew Giugliano, and raised three children. They were married for 23 wonderful years before his passing in 1977.

Joan was quite multifaceted in her working life, including her notorious stint as a flight attendant in her early years.

Joan’s children and grandchildren loved her dearly, and were often gifted with her culinary talents and her passion for food and drink. Her favorite holiday was Christmas Eve when she would prepare all the traditional Italian dishes and her delicious Christmas cookies. Holidays will never be the same without her!

Joan also loved animals, and enjoyed sharing that love with her family, especially her grandchildren. They will miss her dearly.

Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew Giugliano. She is survived by her children, Michael (Susan) Giugliano, Carmella Fijor, and Andrea (James) Baker; and grandchildren, Mark, Jennifer, and Stephen Fijor, and Alec and Ethan Baker.

A graveside memorial will be held at 11:00am, Friday, June 24, 2022 at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162. Fr. Luke Winkelmann will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joan’s name to Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

2 Replies to “Joan E. Giugliano”

  1. I cut Joan’s hair for many years. She will truly be missed! 💕

  2. Joan, my long long time friend. I wish you peace, happiness & be pain-free. We had many good times. Meet you on the other side. Hugs
    Wishing your loving family my deepest condolences. They were lucky to have you & you surely were lucky to have such a loving caring family.

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