age 81 of Highland Park, at peace at her home on July 7, 2014. She was born on August 18, 1932 in S’Anna Pelago, Italy to the union of Giovanni Pieracci and Maria Antonietta nee Bartolai. On April 22, 1954 she married Adolfo Bernardi and immigrated to Highland Park in November of that year.
Caterina was a member of the Sacred Heart Guild of St. James and the Immaculate Conception Women’s Club. She was a seamstress by trade; 24 years ago she started the Knitting Club for sick children from babies to age 15 at the Loyola University Medical Center.
Beloved wife of the late (June 18, 1989) Adolfo Bernardi. Loving mother of Lora (Carl) DeMasi of Lake Forest and Enrico (Grace) Bernardi of Highland Park. Fond nonna of Nicholas and Lia DeMasi of Lake Forest and Anthony and Eric Bernardi of Highland Park. Dear sibling of her late twin brother Ruggero (Lilia) Pieracci of Highland Park, Giuseppina (late Franco) Franchini of Highland Park, Silvana (late Evo Brugioni) (Robert) Magnani of Highwood, and Joseph (Silvana) Pieracci of Lincolnshire. Fond zia to many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 4:30 PM till time of Mass at 5:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Church, 770 W. Deerfield Road, Highland Park. Entombment will be private at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. (847)432-3878