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In Honor of Michael DiGuilmi

Created by Marissa Cassinelli

Michael DiGuilmi

Michele (Michael) Di Guilmi, 88, of White Plains, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2019 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. One of 12 siblings, Michael was born to Enrica and Cesario Di Guilmi on October 19, 1930. Michael married his childhood sweetheart, Emilia Marchesani, on January 28, 1956.

In 1958, he immigrated to the United States, where he was a respected custom tailor, for over 60 years. He was passionate and proud of his fruit and vegetable garden and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Emilia, children, Rita of Valhalla, and Michael of San Francisco, three beautiful grandchildren, Marissa, Justin and Matthew and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings Franco and Nicole (Italy), Angela, Rosa, Marie, Joseph and Antonio (Australia), and Luigi (U.S.). He is pre-deceased by his brother Pietro, and sisters Concetta and Anna.

Help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), along with its research and medical industry partners, has fueled more studies, initiated more trials, developed more treatments, introduced more medicines, and have had a far greater impact than any other organization on myeloma. While the MMRF has made enormous progress, they still have much to do and cannot continue to do great research without your support.

Please consider joining me to fight multiple myeloma. Together we can make a difference.

About the MMRF:
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. Together with its partners, the MMRF has created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine and the single largest genomic dataset in all cancers. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $400 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit

Matching Gifts
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Guest Book



1. Rose and Alfonso Loffredo
2. Patrice Buonassisi
The Buonassisi Family
3. Luigi and Josephine
4. LeeAnna Ferraioli
5. Madilena and Tony Rendina
6. Rosa, Luciano, Gianna and Massimo
7. Joe Acocello and Family

For a Tribute page created prior to January 2017, 
please contact Amy Crawford 652-0221. 
Thank you for your support.


For donations please mail to: 
P.O. Box 414238 
Boston, MA 02241-4238

MMRF Offices: 
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor 
Norwalk, CT 06851

The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
Tax ID:06-1504413 
Your contribution is tax deductible.