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Matthew R. DiGiacomo

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MATTHEW R. DiGIACOMO, 29, OF SKIPPACK Matthew R. (James) DiGiacomo, 29, of Skippack, formerly of Collegeville, passed away October 16, 2011 in an automobile accident. He and his wife, Nicole D. (Pino) DiGiacomo, observed their 4th wedding anniversary on September 7th of this year. Born September 3, 1982 in Huntingdon Valley, he was a son of William A. James Sr. and Rita (DiMassa) James of Skippack. Matthew graduated with honors from Perkiomen Valley High School in 2000, where he was an All-State soccer player and excelled in wrestling. He received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Marketing in 2004 from St. Joseph University with honors, where he played soccer as well. He was employed with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, serving the territory of Northeast Philadelphia, and won national awards for his work. Matthew enjoyed coaching Perkiomen Valley Travel Soccer and was a soccer enthusiast since he was five years old. He was a proud Italian-American who spoke Italian fluently and was passionate about everything he did. Above all, he was devoted and loyal to his wife and four children, as well to the rest of his family. Nothing came before his family and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Kayla D. DiGiacomo; three sons, Matthew W., Joseph R. and Nicholas P. DiGiacomo; a sister, Jenna Radcliffe and her husband, Nathan of Collegeville; a brother, William A. DiGiacomo and his wife, Patricia of Philadelphia, and his paternal grandparents, Albert and Theresa James of Norristown. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at 11a.m. on Thursday, October 20, at St. Eleanor Catholic Church, 647 Locust St. Collegeville, where family will receive friends from 9-10:30 a.m. with interment following at Limerick Garden of Memories. Family will also receive friends on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 3440 Skippack Pike @ Cedars Rd., Skippack. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made out to John Hancock Freedom Fund 529 and sent to Rita James, 2023 Store Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438, for the establishment of a college fund for Matthew's children. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 18, 2011
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