In a few months I will be running the 2019 Chicago Marathon in honor of my sister Ersilia. All the proceeds will go to the Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo Memorial Fund which will be given to a number of charities including raising awareness for domestic violence. Thank you for your support!
Ersilia was known as an angel on earth as she spent much of her time helping people of all walks of life and volunteering her time. Her passing has been a very difficult loss, not only for our family, but also for the entire community. We all loved Ersilia deeply. She was a fabulous mother, who supported her three children Carmine, Amata and Giuseppe. She was a devoted daughter of Elvira and Giuseppe Cataldo; who was always there for her parents. She was 1st generation Italian-American and was the oldest of 9 children.
She grew up in and continued to live in Everett for almost her entire life. A loving and generous sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, always giving of herself and putting others first. Her loss left our family and an entire community mourning the loss of a woman who always made them feel special. She touched a lot of lives all around her. The tributes and continuous posts about her are just incredible.
Within Everett she served on the School Committee, Board of Registrar and was also on the Board of Assessors. She was Vice President of The Kiwanis Cluband a devoted church member allowing her to share her love throughout the community through numerous charitable ventures and opportunities to volunteer. Ersilia often gave to those who were less fortunate; organizing clothing drives, and assisting with shelter and health carewere just two of her efforts. She also organized the Padre Pio and St. Anthony’s Festivals, with proceeds from those festivals going to non-profit organizations.
She was employed by both St. Anthony’s Church of Everett and Metropolitan Credit Union.