Ermada Maria Berarducci
April 1, 1933 – April 2, 2021
Ermada Berarducci a young woman, Ermada was striking, very tall, elegantly dressed. But she later developed a disease which robbed her of all that. Born in The North End of Boston during the Depression and later a longtime resident of the North End, Ermada died on Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021, at age 88, soon after she said she didn't want to see another birthday. Her birthday was April 1st. She died of a fall, weakness, disabilities, deformity, constant pain due to 14 years suffering from severe osteoporosis, a disease that robbed her of her independence, quality of life, appearance and was brought on by a drug given to her for 5 years at Massachusetts General Hospital with little concern or understanding of the consequences. Ermada "Emma" was a worker all her life. Through most of her life she held 2 jobs simultaneously. She worked at MIT for many years, at the same time working at the family's Italian restaurant in Mattapan. She later worked in state government and ran a social/cultural club at the same time. At the end, she was still involved in the family's business of small property ownership and management. She retired from her job at Bank of America at 71, where she worked as assistant to the man who soon became CEO, Brian Moynihan. Brian and Emma made a team of hard workers. Brian's mother said that Emma helped her son achieve the position of CEO. She was modest, quiet, honest; she was a doer who invested her money. During her working career, she managed to find jobs for her sister and friends. She leaves her sister Vilma of Quincy, aunts and cousins in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and Italy and helpful friends in the North End. You can donate money to Ermada's osteoporosis foundation which will soon be set up. Due to Covid-19, Funeral Services and Burial will be private.