Karen Berardi, 74, of Fairfield died Friday at home after a short illness. Born Aug. 30, 1938, in Pekin, Ill., she had been a Fairfield resident for 42 years.
She and her husband, Dr. Peter Berardi, D.C., owned and operated Berardi Chiropractic, Fairfield, for 30 years until his death in 2000. She then worked as Office Manager for her son Dr. Darrin Berardi, D.C., for the next 12 years.
Karen was past president and longtime member of the BPOE Fairfield Elks Lodge #1976, Ladies of the Elks, and enjoyed many social activities through the years. She was also a member of Sons of Italy, Fairfield.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Darrin Berardi, D.C. (Anne DeLozier); her daughter, Erica Berardi; three grandchildren, Dominic and his mother Ramona, Aundrea and Alexis; her sister, Judy (Elmer) Oelkers; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 1-2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield, with a reception immediately following.
Burial will be at Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery next to her husband.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.bryanbraker.com.