Lori K. Gigliotti, Ed.D.

Lori K. Gigliotti, Ed.D.

July 6, 1965 – October 10, 2019

Preceded in death by father, Morris Burnett; sister, Karen Guest; in-laws, Tony and Virginia Gigliotti.  Survived by mother, Pearl Burnett; loving husband, Anthony J. Gigliotti; sister(s)-in-law, Diane Shymanski (John) and Patty Gigliotti; niece, Anna Shymanski and fiancé, Jordan Zach.

Special thanks to our caregivers: St. Croix Home Hospice; the team at Josie Harper Hospice House; Chrys and Dirk Frey and family; and our spiritual caregiver, Rev. Lorn Snow, pastor of St. John Catholic Church at Creighton who treated our dear Lori with the respect and dignity she always showed everyone she touched.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 14th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  SERVICES: Tuesday, October 15th at 9:30am, West Center Chapel to St. John Catholic Church at Creighton U. (2500 California Plaza) for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am.  Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family for designation at a later date.



  • Richard Erikson Posted October 11, 2019 8:22 pm

    Lori was and will always remain a beacon and lighthouse for us. May she rest in the peace of Our Lord. Christ, our Light, pray for Lori’s family and all her loved ones.

  • Brian Y. Posted October 12, 2019 8:59 am

    No words can express the amount of love and bright spirit Lori brought to this world. She was the bright light in so many people’s lives. She loved life, she loved Anthony, she loved her friends and she loved the work she did to help so many students in their college careers. My heart breaks today but that pain is lighter knowing Lori is free, home, and with God.

  • Gene & Twila Dalrymple Posted October 12, 2019 9:28 am

    Our hearts are full of sadness because we’re having to say goodbye to our friend Lori, but joyful because we know she is in a better place now and at peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anthony, family and friends. .

  • Mike Warden Posted October 12, 2019 11:50 am

    My cousin. God bless, Cuz, be on your way to heaven.

  • Sarah and Harold Oliver Posted October 12, 2019 5:09 pm

    Lori was a beautiful and kind person who brought so much love and joy to everyone she met. Our deepest condolences to Anthony and Lori’s family.

  • Sara Posted October 12, 2019 7:11 pm

    Always a smile on her beautiful face. She was graceful and gracious. I admired her and was lucky to call her a friend..

  • Colette and Matt McKinney Posted October 12, 2019 7:35 pm

    Lori’s beautiful spirit will carry on in those she loved. Our hearts are with Anthony and Lori’s family and friends. She changed our lives and, for that, we will always be grateful. We are better because of her and the way she led by example.

  • Mary and Eric Rea Posted October 13, 2019 10:57 am

    Our love to Anthony and family, and all who mourn Lori’s beautiful presence. Our hearts are filled with abiding gratitude for her life and friendship.

  • Deb Carlson Posted October 13, 2019 4:13 pm

    Lori was VP of Enrollment and Student Success at Nebraska Methodist College. Lori had a passion for students, made a significant impact on all who knew her and she loved her time at NMC. Her enthusiasm, laughter, sense of style, and love for the Lord and life will be remembered always.

  • Matt Stockfeld Posted October 13, 2019 5:52 pm

    Lori was a person of such positivity, vibrant energy, and joy. Words can’t express the sorrow for her untimely departure. Prayers for Anthony and family. We will miss her and hopefully do our best in the future to honor her in how we treat others. She was simply put, a class act! Goodbye friend. 🙁

  • Rick and Suzanne Sanchez Posted October 13, 2019 6:43 pm

    My heart breaks for you Anthony, may God bless your family and your beautiful wife’s soul

  • Fallon Watts Posted October 14, 2019 7:37 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Gigliotti family. Lori was such a kind and gentle soul who embraced all. She will be missed truly as my friend and mentor.

    Fallon Watts

  • Kristen McNulty Posted October 14, 2019 9:06 am

    Anthony and family – You have my deepest sympathy. I will remember Lori for how she treated others, with dignity and respect. She graced our college with her kindness, thoughtfulness, and compassion. Countless students benefited from Lori’s work to help them be successful. Everyone who watched her work knew that she was filled with love and caring for all people. We all learned from her example. God Bless you all.

  • Amy Anderson Posted October 14, 2019 10:56 am

    I had the joy of working for Lori. She was always full of life and passion. She was genuine and generous with her time and energy. She had a beautiful way of letting people know they were cared for a valued at work and by her.
    Thankful to have known her, praying for her family.

  • Eva lovas Posted October 14, 2019 1:09 pm

    Anthony and Family – Please, accept my condolences. Lori was a great person, energetic, cheerful, helpful, passionate to her job. We will miss her.

  • Courtney Leydig Posted October 14, 2019 3:06 pm

    I had the extreme pleasure of getting to know Lori through being a part of Ambassadors at Nebraska Methodist College. Her smile lit up a room and she was always there for those that needed her. I am incredibly happy to have met her. My condolences to her family.

  • Jody Woodworth Posted October 14, 2019 5:35 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the family. Lori was a wonderful person and a dear friend. She will always be remembered as a positive, compassionate and caring person.

  • Shawn Shields RN Posted October 15, 2019 6:32 am

    Anthony , I often drive past the house and always think of you and Lisa. I’m sad to hear of her passing. I so enjoyed knowing the two of you, taking care of Lisa(and you) while she was on antibiotics. It was an honor to care for her and I’m so happy I had the chance to know both of you. My sincerest condolances Shawn Shields RN Optioncare

  • Courtney Carlson Posted October 15, 2019 8:18 am

    Lori was the one who pulled me out of the toughest part of my time at Methodist and made me realize that I can do anything. Even after, I loved just going to visit her and seeing her smiling face. She lit up any room she walked into and I am so grateful that I got to meet and become friends with such an amazing woman! I will never forget what she did for me and will miss her dearly. My prayers are with her family as they go through this grieving process.

  • Victoria Campbell Posted October 15, 2019 8:50 am

    May God bless Your Soul and take You to the Heavens to be with the Angels.

  • Kelsey Beck Posted October 15, 2019 4:41 pm

    Lori had worked with my mom up at Methodist College and she had such an positive energy to her that just made you smile. She was an incredible person and I will miss visiting her.

  • Deborah Divis Posted October 16, 2019 12:02 pm

    Lori will always be remembered as a positive influence who radiated such contagious joy. Our campus will truly miss her enthusiasm, kindness, and grace. Prayers for the repose of her soul and heartfelt condolences to Anthony and family.

  • Bill Gaughan Posted October 16, 2019 12:48 pm

    I did not know Lori but wish I could have.
    My condolences to the family and please know
    Lori has found a place of comfort and eternal
    rest with her Creator.🌹

  • Kelly Murphy Posted October 16, 2019 1:16 pm

    I haven’t seen Lori in far too long, but she was such a kind and fun person–one of the very good ones. She will be missed. Prayers and condolences to her family.

    • Jenny Elbracht Posted October 21, 2019 6:17 pm

      I saw Lori in the halls at work. When she smiled, she made me smile. I will miss her beautiful smile. I’m so sorry.

  • Laura Huntimer Posted October 22, 2019 11:41 am

    My heart breaks…. Lori, a truly beautiful soul who I will remember in her “Creighton blue” when she would bring her students to Joslyn Art Museum. The world is less bright with her absence…..

  • Dan Sharp Posted November 2, 2019 1:45 pm

    I will keep you in my prayers Anthony , Lori was such a wonderful person and I always enjoyed seeing you both. May God watch over you and keep Lori in his hands until the two of you can be together again. God bless

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