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Anthony M. DiGaudio, a laboratory technician at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for many years, died Saturday in Niagara Lutheran Church Home after a long illness. He was 88.

The Buffalo native was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School and lived most of his life on Buffalo's West Side. Later, he lived in North Buffalo and Kenmore.

He worked for several years assembling airplane engines for Curtiss-Wright before taking a job as a laboratory technician at Roswell Park. He retired after 30 years at Roswell Park.

Mr. DiGaudio was a member of the Amici Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Evelyn T. Bonda; a daughter, Marianna C. Paradisi of Buffalo; two sons, Salvatore M. of Clarence and Charles J. of San Francisco; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Parkside and Parker avenues. Prayers will be said at 8:30 in Perna Funeral Home, 1306 Hertel Ave. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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