December 9, 2022
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Venkata Satyamani Malladi, 75, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Andhra Pradesh, India, she was the daughter of the late Nagaratnam and Sreeram Murthy. She was the wife of the late Seshagiri Rao Malladi. Satyamani is survived by her son, Ravi Malladi of Hopkinton, and 2 daughters – Padmalatha Gunturi and Pallavi Malladi, 5 grandchildren – Vibha, Vishnu, Aditi, Mythri and Rishi. Also to mention her 2 son-in-laws, Bhanu Gunturi and Mohan Nadakuduti and daughter-in-law, Padmaja Malladi.
Born into a close-knit family, mother was the third of the 7 siblings (Subbalakshmi, Suryaprakash Rao, mom, Kameshwari, Adilakshmi, Satyavathi, Satyanarayana). She always had their love and support throughout her life till the end. Nicknamed as Mani, mother was a social butterfly and known to be witty and had a great sense of humor. All her schooling and college took place in Hyderabad, India. As a kid, our mother was good at academics and quite an athlete. She was also into chess and card games. She had a Baccalaureate degree in science, her specialization being Chemistry. Being of a strong personality, mother was the first female in the family to take up a professional job.
After marriage, she moved to Bangalore and chose to be a housewife. Mother was very adaptive and good at learning new languages. She loved reading. Her knowledge of current affairs, be it politics, sports or general was commendable. She was a soap opera and movie buff and also used to follow Tennis and Cricket tournaments on national television. Few of her favorite players were Steffi Graf and Indian cricketers – Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri.
She was also a religious person. Being a staunch devotee of Shirdi Sai baba, she would regularly go to the temple on Thursdays. Being very sensitive at heart, mother always helped those in need and was into charity and social service too. She also thrived to bring up her children with the same positive values of love and life.
Mother was a fusion of culture and traditions with a modern world thinking. She was trendy, smart, respectful, strong principled, good humored and at the same time sensitive and humble. There is no end to bringing alive our mother and her qualities through the memories that we will always cherish… A mother (or parent) is always alive in her children through the values and teachings of her, that they carry forward.
Would like to end this with the following quotes to bring solace to those left behind:
“There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible- a wound that will never quite heal.”…by Susan Wiggs
“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us”…by Helen Keller