Michele Ferrara Castiglione
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 27, 1952
  • Place of birth:
    Queens, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 25, 2018
  • Place of passing:
    Irvine, California, United States
Have a blessed day. xoxoxo

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michele Castiglione, 65, born on November 27, 1952 and passed away on February 25, 2018. We will remember her forever.

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Friend

We will hold a Memorial Service Open House on Saturday, March 3rd from 12-3pm
The Alcazar Residence
3440 E. Elm Street
Brea, CA 92823

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Scleroderma Foundation, a disease that Michele lived with for forty years.
Scerloderma Foundation
300 Rosewood Drive Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by nancy ferara on 15th March 2018

"To My Sister and Best Friend that I love and will miss forever.

This is one of the hardest things that I ever had to do is write a tribute in your memory. I will forever hold all of my memories from childhood years to adult years in my heart. I will miss all of our phone calls, texting and e-mails.  I will miss all of our agreements and disagreements and we had plenty.  People say " Heaven has another Angel" but I rather you be here as a "Devil on Earth".  You are probably campaigning your political party for 2020, and when I see who is elected I know it was you.  You were the strongest and bravest person I have ever met and I will never meet your match because there is no one like you and never will be.  You were taken too early from me and I am having a very hard time trying to understand why that you fought 40 years with your illness. I can only hope and pray that you are at peace and happy with Family  Daddy and Mommy and Friends that we lost through the years. I will love you and think of you every day until we meet again, your heartbroken Sister Nancy- Ferrara-

This tribute was added by Bruno Florindo on 5th March 2018

"I met Ms. Michele through Mr. Claudio a few years ago, and could tell right away she had a good heart, good sense of humour, and joy that was contagious.  My deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Claudio and his family in this difficult time. May you find the comfort and strength you need. God bless."

This tribute was added by David Kropf on 3rd March 2018

"Though I never had the pleasure to meet Michele, if Thomas is any reflection o the person she was, and he has become, then as a mother she succeeded in abundance and looking down from God's place she must be proud and happy that the legacy she has left will live on in her son as he raises his beautiful family with his most wonderful wife.   Godspeed to Michele and the entire family."

This tribute was added by Elaine Goodman on 3rd March 2018

"A very wonderful lady I will miss.  I met Michele a few years ago and after a few minutes, we were laughing, talking about our children and life.  I felt I had known her for years.  Family and friends my blessing, prayers and my condolences to you all.  God Bless you!!"

This tribute was added by Julia Takahashi on 2nd March 2018

"I didn’t know Michele or your family but wanted to share some words of encouragement. It’s never easy to lose our loved ones. From your comments I can see she definitely made an impact on a lot of lives around her. She definitely gave evidence of the scripture in Ecclesiastes 7:1 that the day of a person‘s death can be better than the day of their birth if they’ve accomplished a lot in their lifetime. We can look forward to the Bibles promise in Revelation 21:3,4 to be fulfilled when God will wipe out every tear from peoples eyes and there will be no more death or pain. Until that time deep sympathy Julia."

This tribute was added by Cyndy Reinking on 2nd March 2018

"I wish I could put into words what this incredible Person meant to so many.  I have had the privilege of knowing Michele and will be forever touched by her life.  I was always so impressed by her positive attitude and outlook on life when dealing with such overwhelming health obstacles.  Selfishly I will miss her but I am thankful to have been a small part of her life.  Much love to all."

This tribute was added by candy cothern on 2nd March 2018

"Michele,I am forever going to miss you. I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful friend. You always made my life so much better just having you in my life. Your love and kindness always enriched so many of your friends. Your sense of humor could make anything better. I want to thank you for your friendship, even when I made mistakes you still loved me. You are the most incredible women I have ever known!!!!  As much as I miss you, I am comforted knowing you are no longer in pain. Until I see you again, I want you to know how much I love you!!!!"

This tribute was added by Cay Loftus on 28th February 2018

"Love and blessings are being sent to all...
When I think of Michele, it brings a smile to my face. During the years we worked together, she brought so much joy and laughter to those around us. She was a natural born storyteller. This life was not an easy one for her, but her strength and courage persisted so she could be with her beloved grandchildren, family, and friends.
God Bless you...Michele."

This tribute was added by Ladine Jones on 28th February 2018

"Claudio and Castiglione Family,  My deepest heartfelt sympathies are with you all at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Costigan on 28th February 2018

"It is hard to put into words how wonderful Michele was.  Just being in her presence would bring a big smile to my face.  I do not believe Michele was ever aware of how powerful her personality was.  This woman knew how to light up a room!  
I will always cherish her wisdom and story's.  Will always smile when I think of her beautiful face.  Even though I haven't stopped crying for the worlds lost of this angel on earth.  It brings me joy that she is no longer suffering.
I keep hearing her voice in my head saying "my sweet love"
Thank you forever for the gift of your friendship and love.  It truly was a blessing to be a small part of your wonderful life.
Love you always and forever."

This tribute was added by Joseph Pierro on 28th February 2018

"I was fortunate to be a friend of Michele at least for a short time. Never have I ever had the pleasure of knowing anyone more sincere and loving as she. I confess that I am heartbroken to have so fine a lady taken from us, but I take comfort in knowing that Michele is making the Lord Himself smile with her quick humor and dynamic smile.  We will miss her but our faith tells us that we shall see her again. Love you Michele"

This tribute was added by Brenda Siragusa on 28th February 2018

"Your laughter, smile, and energy have left an indelible mark on this world and will continue to extend through the many lives you have touched. I am one of those grateful people who remain immeasurably touched by the passion, love and full heart you brought to everything and everyone. Now, you only move from the seen to the unseen... your love remains in all...and I am grateful.  Peace to you, dear friend."

This tribute was added by Linda Provisero on 28th February 2018

"For Michele

Once in awhile comes someone
who touches your life forever
Once in awhile comes closeness
beyond comprehension
Once in awhile come souls who
connect with each other for a bond
Once in awhile laughter and tears
are shared in a way no others can
Hearts are broken now, lives are empty,
and the world is a different place
because you're not here.
Did you have any idea how much you were
Thank you, cousin, for all the wonderful times
we shared over the years.
Thank you for your bright and sweet existence
no other can duplicate.
Thank you for everything.
I miss you more than anyone will ever know.
Godspeed, child of God who thought of everyone
but yourself - your crown is waiting."

This tribute was added by Sean Palmer on 28th February 2018

"In memory of "Mrs. C" whom I've known since Tommy and I were 5 year old kids in Hazlet, NJ.  We've had so many wonderful discussions, debates and more than anything else, we had countless laughs.  You were more than a friend and sometimes another mother to me.  You've been inspirational in your constant cheerful and positive outlook on all things.  Thank you so much for my brother, Tommy.  I will miss you dearly, but have many memories to draw from and I will never forget.  God bless you.  May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Chandra White on 27th February 2018

"Michele was an inspiration to me, a devoted woman who was the perfect example of what it means to love and respect unconditionally. Her passion for life and family was formed to perfection and never waivered.

Michele always seemed to know things, always knew when I needed comfort, knew when something amazing happen.  Sometimes I wondered if she had a investigator around me, how else would she know the perfect time to call?

Shortly after my mom passed, Michele and I hadn't seen each other or spoken in years, and through some force of nature she found me to let me know she's here for me. I visited with her and Tony once more, and it was like time had never passed. We ate, laughed, hugged, and talked for hours, I am thankful for that visit, as it was my last and a very heartwarming one as I remember it.

She was so proud of her son and mesmerized by her grandkids, and deeply in-love with the family she created with her amazing husband. Every phone conversation was about what everyone was doing, what was coming up, and how happy she was to be involved in their lives.

She isn't in this world anymore, but her spirit and connections to this life left an impression that will last forever.  Rest easy Michele, there are no regrets, as you always told me."

This tribute was added by Viviana Nunez on 27th February 2018

"“Ms. Michele” I cannot believe you’re gone!! I never wanted to know what it felt, to live life WITHOUT you in it! I will be forever grateful for having met such an extraordinary women like you! Rest in paradise my little angel"

This tribute was added by Claudio Lalli on 27th February 2018

"To my dearest friend of 50+ years Michele and I went to High School together. She is a special person always the first to go out of her way to help someone, if someone had nowhere to go for a holiday she would always have them for diner. Even as sick as she was never complained of pain around anyone she always had a smile on her face. She will always have a special place in my heart, she always made me laugh. I will miss her dearly she will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Donna Barber on 27th February 2018

"I'm at a loss for words, that my dear friend Michele of 50 years is gone.
She was and always will be "one in a million".  Always there to help the next person -- never complaining to anyone while she suffered.
I love you Michele.  You are up there with Jiggy and the other angels...
Until we see each other again.
Love and Blessings  ( as you always said)
Donna  F  Barber"

This tribute was added by Sherry Salerno on 27th February 2018

"My dear Michele I am so heart broken. I will never have a friend like you again. Your one of a kind. You always knew how to cheer me up. We had plenty of laughs. Through the years.. I can’t stop crying.
You were such a fighter. And never did you complain.
You lived your life to the fullest. And you enjoyed life.
I love you and will miss you .
This is not goodbye,it’s till we meet again.
Rest in eternal peace Michele
Heaven has gotten a special Angel"

This tribute was added by Tony Castiglione on 27th February 2018

"Michele, I feel lost right now.  But I am sure you knew I would.  I know that I will regain myself at some point,  its just when I can't say right now. You are the glue that held us together and I know you are in a better place now and not in any pain.  Know that I love you and will continue to love you for the rest of my life.  I hope that I can continue to be the glue that holds our family together.  Time will tell.  You were right when you said that Thomas is your greatest creation.  He is even more than you know."

This tribute was added by Anthony Siragusa on 27th February 2018

"I will this great lady, her smiles her jokes and just her."

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