It is always so difficult to lose one of your own, and all of us here at AIN are heartbroken by the untimely death of Carmela Pedicini, who passed away on Monday as a result of injuries sustained in a serious automobile accident in southern Brazil.
Carmela had been a regular part of the AIN team since 2014 when, as a high school student, she translated our LABACE Convention News issues into Portuguese. The following year, 2015, Carmela became our lead production liaison in South America, handling all production-related functions of AIN’s LABACE Convention News, an impressive accomplishment. Later, she was entrusted with similar responsibility for AIN’s EBACE Convention News, a role that brought her to Geneva and allowed her to enjoy her passion for travel.
Carmela was—pure and simple—a total joy to be around. With her infectious positive attitude, she brightened up any situation she entered. Her focus, dedication, determination—and result-oriented successes—were remarkable for a person of her young age.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to AIN South America correspondent Richard Pedicini and his wife, Graca de Andrade, and the many, many friends and associates who will miss Carmela greatly. Carmela brought joy and inspiration to anyone she interacted with, which included so many of the AIN staff. She is already terribly missed.