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Ierardi, Karin A.

Karin Anna (Scharwenka) Ierardi, a resident of Westwood, and formerly of West Roxbury, died Wednesday, march 31, 2021 at the Tobey Hospital in Wareham.  She was 82.  Karin was born November 6, 1938 in Berlin, Germany, a daughter of Wolfgang and Elli (Obenaus) Scharwenka.  She immigrated to the United Sates in her early thirties and worked for many years as a manager at Decelle’s in West Roxbury.  She was a longtime member of the Boylston Shul Verein in Walpole, and a longtime volunteer at the Deutsches Altenheim in West Roxbury.  She was a former president of the German American Ladies Society.  Karin was the wife of the late William Thomas Ierardi and is survived by her two sons, Michael A. Ierardi, and his wife Sheila, of Onset, and Anthony D. Ierardi, and his wife Andrea, of Dover; and her two granddaughters, Holly Mae Ierardi, and Emelina Oliveira, and her husband Schmeichel.  Services and interment in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury were private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Marianne Froese
    April 2nd, 2021 | 10:17 am

    Our deepest sympathy. We will miss her dearly.
    Rest in peace, Karin. Marianne and Helmut Froese

  2. April 4th, 2021 | 4:47 pm

    Our sincerest sympathies and condolences to you and your family at this time. We remember how happy Karin was when we were all together at The Mavericks. She loves to have fun!
    Rich and Deb White

  3. April 6th, 2021 | 2:00 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Karin’s family. We were saddened to hear of her passing. It was always a lot of fun volunteering alongside Karin at the Boylston Schul-Verein events and festivals over the years. Ruhe in Frieden
    Jo Ann and Jürgen Busch

  4. John Kenney
    April 26th, 2021 | 11:21 am

    Dear Tony,

    Dave Bugbee emailed me about your mom. I just wanted to say how sorry I am. I have very fond memories of her. She always seemed to be smiling.

    It’s been a million years since I’ve seen you but the memories of coming over to your house — the smells from the kitchen of your father cooking something, your mother on the go, laughing at something you said, your neat stack of Sports Illustrated by your bed — are clear as day.

    Again, my condolences.

    All best,


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