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Philip J. Smigliani

July 02, 1936 - October 22, 2021

Philip J. Smigliani

July 02, 1936 - October 22, 2021


Obituary For Philip J. Smigliani

Peabody - Philip Smigliani, 85, of Peabody, MA, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021. Best known for his generous offers to help friends, family, and neighbors as well as his sarcastic charm and never-ending list of one-liners that have become a part of everyday vocabulary to those who loved him most.

Born to Gildo and Sophie (Rambis) Smigliani in Peabody, MA. Phil is survived by his wife, Eileen (Campbell), three children, Jane Nickolas, Lisa Audesse and Philip Smigliani Jr, five grandchildren, Amy (Borr) Bean, Amanda Audesse, Eric Borr, Philip Smigliani III and Katelyn Audesse and great-grandchild, Nickolas Bean, as well as his close cousin, Carol Swiniarski.

Philip (Phil, Smig, Dad, Grampy) enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduating high school and served for years, where he met his best friend, Charles “Snowy” Snow. After serving, he spent the rest of his career at GE Aviation in Lynn, MA where he worked his way up to a Quality Control Engineer and retired early to spend time with his family. He was always just a phone call away. When he wasn’t bringing his grandchildren to school or driving them to dance, gymnastics, horseback riding lessons and football practice, he was always “somewhere in New England” which was code for working with his other best friend, Dave Blaine, as a woodworker or Joe McCall as a carpenter. He enjoyed crafting cabinetry and puttering in his workshop.

Smig was a longtime member of many clubs including the Knight Riders Hot Rod Club and a pick-up ice hockey club after GE’s 2nd shift, to name a few. He also loved to sing and play the harmonica, dance, ride his BMW motorcycle, watch his cowboy movies, and enjoy a good breakfast at his favorite spot. Phil was a man of love, laughter (“silly goose” jokes) and dependability. He truly made an impression on everyone he met, and his memory will live on in those who had the pleasure of spending time with him. He will be deeply missed.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 131 Broadway, Lynn. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

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  • I am sorry to see that Phil has passed. Always a gentle man, willing to help or pass on his dry sense of humor. God bless all who love him.

  • I worked with "Smig" on and off for decades at GE. He could always find humor in every situation that came along. Over the years he worked for bosses he liked and some, not so much. Yet he always made the best of it and always the engines came first. I miss those days in engine assembly and look back fondly at the people I worked with, Phil among the best.

  • Worked for Phil @GE never had a problem. Rather quiet and.soft spoken. You always knew where he was coming from "Just do your job" always a gentleman.good man to work with. Ronny Petersen bldg 29

  • You will be missed very much Uncle Phil! Even though we didn't see you as often as we would have liked, you still made time to stay in touch and let us know how much we were thought of and loved. We love you and will miss you dearly. Thank you for the memories! Love always, the entire Campbell Family

  • Eileen, Jane,Lisa,phil Jr and the hole family im so so sorry for your loss 😢 i wish i had known Philip before he was sick but even sick and the stories i hear from him he must've been an amazing man even now he would say THINGS COULDN'T BE BETTER ♥️ HE LOVED A CUP OF COFFEE HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE R.I.P PHILIP

  • Sending healing prayers to Lisa and her family for the loss of their dad, grandfather, uncle, in-law, brother.....Though I did not know him, I went to school with Lisa and have fond memories of her. Darlene Taylor

  • A genuinely nice guy who will be missed by all who knew him. So long and Semper Fi.

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