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Hundreds walk to benefit the Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo Memorial Fund


  Despite the rain, more than 200 people walked for Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo at Glendale Park on Saturday morning. Ersilia was a victim of domestic violence and an active member in her community, involved in the Everett Kiwanis Club, which, along with her family and the City of Everett, created the Walk For Ersilia in her honor, and her family created the Orange Rose Foundation for scholarships and domestic violence awareness. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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CATALDO STRONG: walkers, pictured from left to right: Michael, Rosa, Vera, Amy (Ersilia’s sister) and Rosella Buscaino, Isaiah Francis, Rosa Goulart, Michael Francis and Shaun Goulart.
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State Representative Joseph McGonagle thanked everyone for helping to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Ersilia’s sister, Amy said everyone is making a difference by being here today.
State Senator Sal DiDomenico said Ersilia was a genuine, warm person, adding that she was one of the first people he met when he moved to Everett.
Former Kiwanis Club President and current Board member Joanne Paris reflected on Ersilia’s legacy.
Pictured from left to right: Ersilia’s parents, Joseph and Elvira Cataldo, and family friend Rocco Longo.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria said nothing can dim Ersilia’s guiding light.
St. Anthony of Padua, Everett, Rev. Adriano Tezone, CS blessed the family.
Ersilia’s daughter, Amata Cucuzza, said her mother is smiling down from Heaven seeing everyone present.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said walking through the city starts two important conversations, including domestic violence awareness and carrying out Ersilia’s legacy.
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Everett School Committee Member Michael McLaughlin with Ward 2 Councillor/Everett Kiwanis Club President Stephanie Martins along the Walk For Ersilia route

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