October 26, 1958 - July 1, 2021
ROME, NY - Mr. James R. “Jim” Cariglio, age 62, went home to Heaven and was reunited with his mom on Thursday, July 1, 2021, as he passed away amid the love and presence of his family. Born in Utica on October 26, 1958, James was the son of the late Joseph P. Sr., and Marie C. (Marks) Cariglio who were loving parents to their son who had special needs. Upon the death of his parents, Jim’s siblings, especially Candy, continued to watch over his wellbeing as promised to her Mom. At one time, Jim worked at Herkimer Industries, a job that he truly enjoyed. He was a good employee and was beloved by his co-workers. Blessed with a sense of humor, he was a jokester who could entertain and make you laugh. He loved music, and through it he expressed his emotions and released energy, always dancing to the beat! He also had an affinity for bright-colored clothing, and after attiring himself, he was very proud of his appearance. Jim loved McDonald’s Big Mac sandwiches and the Big Breakfast. He had a hearty appetite and whenever he could dine out, he enjoyed it so much! He took pleasure in bowling, going to dances, as well as any planned activities with his fellow housemates. He took pride in participating in the Special Olympics and he “Ran the Race” which was one of his most joyful accomplishments. Jim always wanted to attend church and when he lived in the valley he went to Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church. James knew the devotion and love of his siblings, Candace “Candy” (Cariglio) and her husband James Payne; Michael Cariglio and his wife Sharon; and his brothers who preceded him, Mark Anthony Cariglio (1957), and Joseph Cariglio Jr. (2021). He also leaves his aunts and uncles, John and Elena Sammons, and Frank Guidice and his late wife Celeste Guidice (2015); nieces and nephews, Jeremy Payne and his wife Kimberly Wilson, Jamie and Christopher Wilczek, Michelle Finnerty, Amber Cariglio and her husband Jeff Purrazzi, and Michael Cariglio; several great-nieces, great-nephews; and cousins, especially Kenneth Zanio. The family is grateful to the administrators of the DDSO group homes and the entire Resident staffs where Jim resided, including the Schuyler, Clinton, and Rome Households, for the loving, respectful care provided to Jim, and the great comfort his family took in knowing that they became family to him. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 4-6 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. followed by Jim’s Celebration of Life service at 6:00 at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
ROME, NY - Mr. James R. “Jim” Cariglio, age 62, went home to Heaven and was reunited with his mom on Thursday, July 1, 2021, as he passed away amid the love and presence of his family. Born in Utica on October 26, 1958, James was... View Obituary & Service Information
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