Berarducci Family

 Christie & Caterina Berarducci's wedding, 19 April 1925.

Christie & Caterina Berarducci's wedding, 19 April 1925.

Dates:

Anthony (Antonio) Berarducci: b. 1865 d. 16 Dec 1945

Filomena Berarducci: b. 16 March 1880 d. 18 September 1859

Christie Berarducci: b. 2 October 1899 d. 6 June 1989

Caterina Berarducci: b. 20 April 1906 d. 19 January 1992

Cemetery Location:

Anthony Berarducci: Block J, Row 18, Plot 28

Filomena Berarducci: Block J, Row 18, Plot 29

Christie Berarducci: Block H, Row 10, Plot 13

Caterina Berarducci: Block H, Row 10, Plot 14

Profile:

The first of the Berarducci family to come to Revelstoke were Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Berarducci, who arrived from Italy in 1898. Antonio worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway and they had seven boys and three girls; all born in Revelstoke.

Their eldest son, Christie, joined the CPR in 1918 and married Caterina Bafaro on 19 April 1925. They made their home on Downie Street and raised a family of six children.

Caterina Berarducci and her daughter, Filomena Devlin, recalled the wonderful, annual picnics hosted by the Italian Lodge on the J. Ferro property, with free ice-cream and pop for the kids, and free wine and beer for the adults. Filomena also remembered horse-drawn sleigh rides in the winter and Easter Sunday walks down the south track to welcome spring.

For a time, Caterina helped many new immigrants settle into Revelstoke. She would accompany them to the hospital or doctors to help with translation.

Christy retired from the CPR in 1964 after 46 years of service.