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Erminia Matticchio Biography

Updated On 11 May, 2021 Published On 11 May, 2021
Erminia Matticchio
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Facts of Erminia Matticchio

Date of Birth :
Age : 100 years old
Family Name : Matticchio
Birth Country : Italy
Birth Sign : Aquarius

Relationship short Statistics of Erminia Matticchio

What is Erminia Matticchio marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Erminia Matticchio have ? (name): 7 Children
Is Erminia Matticchio having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Erminia Matticchio Lesbian ? No

Erminia Motika was famously known for being the mother of celebrity chef, Lidia Bastianich. The American-Italian popular TV personality passed away on February 14, 2021, on Sunday.

Erminia Motika - Mother of Lidia Bastianich

Erminia Motika was born in Pola, Italy on January 23, 1921, to parents Giovanni and Rosa (Smilovich) Pavichievaz. Erminia grew up in Italy before moving to the States. And, growing up, she became an elementary school teacher. As for her marriage, Erminia married Victor Motika on September 21, 1941, at Our Lady of Mercy in Pola. Her husband passed away on October 2, 1980.

Family of Erminia Motika.  SOURCE: Pinterest

Erminia Matticchio grew popular as the mother of celebrity chef, Lidia Bastianich. Erminia also had a son named Franco Motika alongside Lidia. Lidia’s mother died peacefully at her New York home at the age of 100 years old in February 2021.

Erminia Motika with her daughter Lidia Bastianich.  SOURCE: Pinterest
 
The late Erminia is survived by her two kids, daughter-in-law Margaret, grandchildren: Joseph Bastianich & his wife Deanna of New York, NY, Tanya Manuali & her husband Corrado of NYC; Paul Motika & his wife Caroline of Lake Oswego, OR.
 
Likewise, Erminia is also dearly missed by family member Estelle Loren & her husband Gus of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Eric Motika & Joshua of Los Angeles, CA; her great-grandchildren: Olivia Bastianich, Miles Bastianich, Ethan Bastianich, Lorenzo Manuali, Julia Manuali, Sofia Motika, Adrian Motika, Desmond Loren, and Ruby Loren among others.

Erminia's Net Worth

Erminia Motika along with her husband started their own business ventures together. And, their ethics inspired their daughter Lidia to become an Italian-American celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur who is famous for her show, Lidia's Kitchen

In addition, Erminia's daughter who specializes in Italian cuisine bags a net worth of $16 million. Lidia has established her own shows, including "Lidia's Italy" (2007-2010), "Lidia Celebrates America" (2011-2018), and "Lidia's Kitchen" (2013-2020).

Erminia Motika with her family.  SOURCE: Pinterest

Not to mention, Lidia who wrote several cookbooks also owns several Italian restaurants across the U.S., including Manhattan's Becco and Del Posto. Erminia's grandchildren Tanya and Joe are her business partners of Lidia. Undoubtedly, Erminia lived a peaceful and content life with her family.

Erminia Motika: Quick Facts

  • Her nickname is Nonna Mima.
  • Predeceased by her granddaughter, Christina Motika, in 1976; and her sister, Lidia Fonio, in 2001.
  • Owned several Italian restaurants in the U.S.
  • Fluently spoke Italian.
  • Former mother-in-law of Joe Bastianich.

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Erminia Matticchio Children

SON : Franco Motika

Father: Victor Motika

Franco Motika is the son of Erminia Matticchio married to his wife Margaret and shares one son named Joseph Bastianich.

DAUGHTER : Tanya Manuali

Father: Victor Motika

Tanya Manuali is married to Corrado of NYC and is the daughter of Erminia Matticchio and Victor Motika.

SON : Paul Motika

Father: Victor Motika

Paul Motika married to his wife Caroline of Lake Oswego, OR and is son of Erminia Matticchio and her husband Victor Motika.

DAUGHTER : Estelle Loren

Father: Victor Motika

Estelle Loren married to her husband Gus of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and is the daughter of Erminia Matticchio and Victor Motika.

SON : Eric Motika

Father: Victor Motika

Eric Motika is another son of Erminia Matticchio and her husband Victor Motika.

SON : Eric Motika

Father: Victor Motika

Eric Motika is another son of Erminia Matticchio and her husband Victor Motika.

SON : Joshua Motika

Father: Victor Motika

Joshua Motika is the one of the son of Erminia Matticchio and Victor Motika.

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