Erica Lynne DeBerardis
Erica Lynne DeBerardis, age 34 of East Greenwich, (formerly of Smithfield) passed away at home on Sunday December 4, 2016. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Karen Louise DeBerardis and Henry Joseph DeBerardis. Besides her parents, she is survived by her brother Christopher Michael DeBerardis, sister-in-law Amanda (Carbone) DeBerardis, sisters Haley Ann DeBerardis and Sophie DeBerardis. She was a devoted Aunt of Isabella Jane DeBerardis. Granddaughter of the late Robert John Stickel, the late Jane Louise (Haley) Stickel, Henry Joseph and Loretta DeBerardis. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Erica graduated with honors from Smithfield High School and received a full scholarship to Bentley College. She completed her degree in Spanish and Business/Marketing at the University of Rhode Island. She was a manager at the Department of Labor and Training for ten years. She then followed her career passion of the food and hospitality industry and worked in several restaurants in the East Greenwich area and was a General Manager at T’s restaurant in Narraganset. She was also a personal chef at private parties and was building a catering business. Anyone who knew Erica felt her zest for life. It was visible in her smile (that would light up a room), her quick wit and sense of humor. She loved to enjoy good food and music with her friends and family. She treasured time with her mother and took many trips to seaside destinations. She loved Earth Wind & Fire and Maroon 5. She fully enjoyed seeing them in concert many times. She was an avid runner and was seen daily on Main Street (EG) rain, sleet, snow or sun. She truly embraced the small town vibe. Erica was well known and valued in the community. She loved her life and friends in East Greenwich. Erica was truly one of a kind. She touched many lives in her own special way and made everyone smile just as much as she did. She was a true beauty and that will live on forever in our hearts. She will be deeply missed by all and loved for eternity. Her funeral will be held on Saturday December 10, 2016 at 9:30am from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in St. Philip Church 622 Putnam Pike Greenville, RI 02828. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park Johnston. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode (Island.http://biari.org/)
Ellen Brissette - 12/07/2016
Chris, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Amanda at this very difficult time.
Pam Raposa - 12/07/2016
Thoughts and prayers with her family at this time. I had the honor of working with Erica and she truly was a beautiful, caring person.
Patricia Baptista Booker - 12/07/2016
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Erica's family and friends
Valerie Palermo Bacon - 12/07/2016
May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathy Karen and family at this most difficult time. No words can convey how deeply sorry I am. I hope and pray you and your can be held together by your Faith,Hope and Strength.
Paying for you and your family
Caronah Cassell - 12/07/2016
My deepest condolences to Erica's family and friends.
Sorry for your loss
William Dawless - 12/07/2016
Our Hearts at Mt. Vernon Lodge #4 are deeply sadden by the news of Erica's passing. She worked with us every month to present a superb dinner for our lodge members and guests. Last Thursday was our special ladies night and she did a phenomenal job!!! We will deeply miss her and our prayers go out to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
DLT Fraud Unit - 12/07/2016
Our deepest condolences to Erica's Family, and remember when you lose someone you love, you gain an ANGEL you know. God Bless
Sandra Miller-Becton - 12/07/2016
May the Lord bless and keep you all during this very difficult time. May the Lord have Erica's soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed. May she rest in God's peace. My prayers are with you all.
Janice Buckley - 12/07/2016
I am so sorry for your loss.
Jenny Maldonado-Nelson - 12/07/2016
We will your smile, your heart and I know you are the most beautiful angel in heaven! Love always
Jim Turtle - 12/07/2016
I'm saddened to hear of Erica passing. She was amongst the kindest and most caring people I've ever had the honor of knowing. Rest easy my friend!- Turtle
Alissa, Louie, Jo Rossi - 12/07/2016
Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Karlene and Jesse Hall - 12/07/2016
Karen and family,
Our hearts are broken for you. She was beautiful and young, she will forever remain that way. I pray that you find peace in the pain.
Judith Johnson - 12/07/2016
My heart is breaking for you all. She was so special and beloved by many. She will always be with you. I pray that you find comfort remembering her beautiful life. She touched so many lives in her short time here and she will be remembered and loved by all who knew her.
Doryane Carter - 12/07/2016
My deepest, heartfelt condolences goes out TO Erica's family. May God give the family the strength to continue through this difficult time. Erica was a beautiful, caring person with a good heart. I will miss you, but heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Let your light shine brightly as you go on your spiritual journey.
Anne and Greg clesas - 12/07/2016
Our deepest sympathies to the DeBerardis family. There are no words. God bless you all and may you find strength in one another. RIP Erica
Linda diruzzo - 12/07/2016
I'm so sorry for your loss, I went to high school with Erica and we were in home room together , she was always the nicest girl . I'm so sorry to hear that she is gone ....
Sarah Haworth - 12/07/2016
I am sorry for your family's loss.
Joselyn Lopez - 12/07/2016
My deepest condolences to the family.May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Heaven has gained another angel. Rest in Peace Erica
Kathy Flynn (Conti) - 12/07/2016
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Erica's passing. I worked with Erica at DLT and she always had a smile on her face. My deepest heartfelt condolences to the DeBerardis family. Sincerely, Kathy Flynn
Sofya & Roman Tonkover - 12/07/2016
Karen, Chris and Amanda, sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all
Louis and Diane Silva - 12/07/2016
Karen and Family,
Our hearts are filled with sadness for all of you and we extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. May God help you find strength during this incredibly difficult time.
Sherrie Salinger - 12/07/2016
Sending my condolences to all of Erica's family and friends. She was absolutely stunning! This is such a tradegy....taken away so young. 😰
Tammy Noll - 12/07/2016
Chris and Amanda,
I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Americo Presciutti - 12/07/2016
Our prayers and condolences to the Deberadis family.Erica was my supervisor at DLT and she was very thoughtful and kind hearted and she was a excellent leader and always had so much energy and a great smile. God Bless
Bianco Family - 12/07/2016
Karen and family, We are so sorry to hear about Ericka. We wish you peace and love in the days ahead. Love & Sympathy, Everett, Kim, Brittany & Alexandra. Xo
Catherine DiChiaro - 12/07/2016
My deepest sympathy to Erica's family. I remember Erica's zest for life when she was a student st SHS.
Tin - 12/07/2016
My heart is breaking for all of you and I love you guys.
Agnes Czuro-Diplan - 12/07/2016
I am sincerely heartbroken for your tremendous loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
May God keep Erica's beautiful soul in his loving arms forever...
The Filippou Family - 12/07/2016
Our deepest condolences...she will be deeply missed...she was a wonderful person
Our prayers are with you!!!
Robin Harrington Harri d on - 12/07/2016
OMG ..so sorry.Her smile lit up any room. I remember her at our house at Christmas 2 yrs ago. Beautiful person, and just heart wrenching news. So sorry...
Elisa Paquet Campbell - 12/07/2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you light and love. Eriquita, thanks for the many memories!
Alyssa Alvarado - 12/07/2016
I will never forget Erica. She was a wonderful, helpful, caring person and was always looking out for others; a true joy to work with and talk to, and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I am heartbroken for her family and they will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
William Shepard - 12/07/2016
My Deepest Condolences to the DeBerardis family.
Bill kerwin - 12/07/2016
I am so sorry she always had a smile to light up a room
Peter & Marie Kelleher - 12/07/2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.
Julie O'Connell - 12/07/2016
May memories of beautiful Erica and the love of family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead. It was a pleasure working with her and she will be greatly missed. Condolences to the DeBerardis Family during this difficult time.
The Paquet Family - 12/08/2016
We will miss Erica very much and pray God will help you through this deep pain. Your daughter touched a great many lives through her warm and caring nature. We send your family our deepest sympathy.
Derek Grundy - 12/08/2016
Thoughts and prayers to the Deberardis family, Erica will be missed. Her positive energy will be remembered.
Heather (Melaragno) Estrella - 12/08/2016
I went to hs with Erica. I didn't know her very well but knew those who did thought highly of her. I am truly stunned and saddened to hear of her passing!
Sue Biagioni - 12/08/2016
I am sadden to hear this news. I worked with Erica for many years at DLT. Her smile and eagerness to help others was amazing. She was one of a kind and heart broken that she was taken early. My thoughts and prays to her whole family. She will me missed.
Terri Avila - 12/08/2016
What a shock! What a loss! Heaven has gained another bright star...
Kimberly (Flynn) Kentta - 12/08/2016
Erica and I were good friends in elementary school before my family moved away. I remember sleep overs at her house and hanging out in her jacuzzi. She was a wonderful person and we only recently got back in touch with each other. I have many fond memories growing up with her and am deeply saddened by her passing. To her family, I will be praying for you all for comfort and peace.
Tina Tomaselli - 12/08/2016
To the entire Deberardis Family,
On behalf of the T's family, we are so deeply saddened by the passing of this young beautiful spirit.
Erica's dynamic smile, sharing heart, quick thinking, and no nonsense approach were embraced and loved by so many here at Ts. She shared openly and honestly, speaking always with passion when it came to her family.
We are honored that Erica chose to share her passion for life and people with us.
May you all find peace in knowing that while her life was little in years, her being was huge and those who were gifted to know her are left enriched and blessed.
The Conlon Family - 12/08/2016
prayers and hugs to the Deberardis family - Loved her - XXOO
Katy (Paquet) Miller - 12/08/2016
To Karen, Ricky, Chris, Haley, Aunty Kathy, & Family: Sending you so much love and my deepest sympathy as you mourn the loss of Erica. Her friendship was such an important part of my life, and she will never be forgotten. Te amo, Eriquita.
Linda carcieri - 12/08/2016
Worked with Erica at dlt. She was beautiful in and out...a class act. I am so sorry for your loss!2s
Lynda Adler - 12/08/2016
My Deepest Condolences to the DeBerardis Family
Gina Lebrun - 12/08/2016
So sorry about your loss Ms.Nancy DeBeradis. My condolences to the DeBeradis family and friends.
Barbara DeFusco - 12/08/2016
I am so sorry for your loss. To lose a child so young is incomprehensible. I knew Erica from Twisted in East Greenwich. She always had a bright smile and I saw her running every day. My thoughts and prayers are with her family in their grief.
Susan & Michala Trocina - 12/08/2016
Karen & Rick...Having Erica in our lives for the time we did was a blessing. We are saddened by this news and will keep all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Tanya (Rendine) Hendrickson - 12/08/2016
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Darlene McGuinness - 12/08/2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to all Erica's friends and family. May God provide much needed strength during this most difficult time.
Patricia O'Connor - 12/08/2016
words cannot express how deeply sadden of the loss or your precious daughter Erica... she was always jovial and a pleasure to work with... Praying strength for entire family and close friends
Judith Johnson-Bishop - 12/08/2016
I knew Karen's children thru their Auntie Kathy who has been the best auntie ever since these children were born. Erica, being the first born, was welcomed and loved by this wonderful family. She was beautiful and was their pride and joy. Being best friends with Kathy for 35 years, I remember pictures and parties of the children growing up. I remember them from babies to young adults and all the fun family times. The wall to wall gifts at christmas, the close family times as the children grew from adorable babies to beautiful young adults. I am so lucky to have shared these beautiful memories with Auntie Kathy.. sending prayers and love...
The O'Reilly Family - 12/08/2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Erica was always so nice. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
June and Harry Santopietro - 12/08/2016
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.
Katie Ruggieri (Lefebvre) - 12/08/2016
So shocked and saddened to hear of Erica's passing. She was such a bubbly, bright person whose energy was contagious. Heaven has gained another angel and she will be deeply missed xo
Bill and Katie Stark - 12/08/2016
Katie and I are very sad to learn of the passing of our good friend Erica. Many a morning I was greeted by her smiling face at T's Restaurant where she always made me feel special. She was a friend who could talk about her interests and listen to mine. I will think of her every time I go there and I will miss her.
Mark and Yvette Mandell - 12/08/2016
Karen and Rick - we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Amanda and Denise Giessler - 12/08/2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time may God bless you.
Pat Boland - 12/08/2016
Saddened to hear this, my thoughts and prayers to the DeBerardis family.
Norman Harris - 12/09/2016
Only knew her from twisted and saying hello on main while running, but such a nice person! My
thoughts and prayers to family
Erica's strength of character and generosity of spirit shone brightly in the workplace. She was smart, hardworking and, above all else, kind. My sympathies go out to her family.
Patrick Murphy - 12/09/2016
My thoughts and prayers to her family.Erica was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. I loved her smile, she was a very kind caring person.
Deb Porter - 12/09/2016
I was so saddened to hear about Erica. She was such a kind, loving and caring person. She always talked about her family and love from them. My thoughts and prayers to them all.
Marie LaCroix - 12/09/2016
Karen, so very sorry to here of Erica's passing. She was truly special in every way. The sun will now shine a little less brightly without her here in earth! You and the rest of the family are in my prayers!
Justin Conrad - 12/09/2016
To all of Erica's friends and family and all those whose lives she impacted. I am so sorry for your loss. I always remember Erica in such a positive way and always smiling. She was a beautiful girl inside and out. Our prayers our with you at this time.
Jamie Brite - 12/09/2016
I am sadden beyond belief to see such a young beautiful woman taken from this earth so abruptly. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. I had the privilege of working with Erica at DLT and she made each day a little brighter.
Andrew - 12/09/2016
"Nature's first green is Gold,
Her hardest hue to hold..."
Erica was gold through and through. She was loved by everyone at the Dept of Labor & Training. When the economy collapsed in 2009, she helped thousands of people who needed benefits desperately while assisting the crisis on-boarding and training of over 40 newcomers. She worked 12 to 14 hours days - always with a smile and contagious cheer.
Diana Vennera - 12/12/2016
From your Florida family, we send our prayers and love. She is in heaven now in the arms of her loving family. Peace be with all of you.
R Mitchell - 12/14/2016
To the Family of Erica, my sincere condolences for your recent loss. It is very obvious from all the tributes left by family and friends of Erica, just how much she impacted the lives of those around her. The pain and the sense of loss that death brings can be overwhelming without the help our Creator can provide. As you cope with your loss, may you also find comfort in knowing that soon God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including death (Revelation 21:3,4). May the words from God's word the Bible give you comfort now and strong hope for the future. Deepest sympathy
Patricia Cocozza Ricci - 12/23/2016
I just learned the news of your deep loss. You are in my heart and prayers. You played a big part in my mother's life and she spoke so highly of your entire family. Words fall so miserably short at a time like this. May the beautiful memories that you cherish provide you with a measure of comfort. A new beautiful Angel now watches over your entire family.