The English translations of the biographies of the victims of the massacre at the Station of 2 August 1980 were made by student Catherine Sophia Hernandez – of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY (USA) – Class of 2019 Italian Major, as part of an exchange program ETC. (Eastern College Consortium) of Bologna, supervised by prof. Simona Bondavalli.
This activity is among those designed and implemented in 2018 by the Association of relatives of the victims of the massacre at the Bologna station on August 2, 1980 and by the Legislative Assembly.
Mirella, 36, lived in Casalecchio di Reno, in the province of Bologna, was married and the mother of a 14-year-old boy. She worked for the Cigar company, a company that dealt with catering inside the station and which had its offices above the waiting rooms. For some time her workplace was no longer the offices in the station but those in Via Marconi. That Saturday shortly before the summer holidays, Mirella was asked to go back to her old office and she gladly did so because she would see her colleagues again. Her explosion caught her while she was working and her lifeless body was only found late at night. Together with her, her colleagues Euridia, Franca, Katia, Nilla and Rita died.
Mirella, 36 years old, lived in Casalecchio di Reno, in the province of Bologna. She was married and had a 14 year old son. She worked for Cigar, a Bolognese catering company that managed the restaurant inside the station. At the time of the bombing, her workplace was not in the offices above the station’s waiting rooms, but in the offices on via Marconi. On that day, a Saturday just before the summer holidays, she had been asked to return to her old office di lei and she had done so willingly with the prospect of seeing her colleagues again. The explosion took her life while she was working and her body di lei was only found late at night. She died alongside her colleagues di lei Euridia, Franca, Katia, Nilla and Rita.
Euridia, 49, was born in Campogalliano in the province of Modena, lived in Bologna with one of her two children and was widowed in 1975. She had been working for three years at Cigar, a company that dealt with catering inside the railway station. Bologna and which had its offices above the waiting rooms. On 2 August the explosion of the bomb killed her while she was on duty at the counter of the Self Service located in the west wing of the station next to the second class waiting room.