Emma Gama Pinto [nee Dias] 1928 - 2020

Volume 17, Issue 3 | Published 18/12/2020  

Emma was born July 24, 1928 under the astrological sign of Leo. A lioness has died, and we are all diminished.   We remember Emma for her strength and rising up against many odds.  She was a remarkable woman of immense fortitude, enduring numerous challenges illuminating a complex personality.  Throughout her life, she embodied the very essence of a woman with a profound sense of self-worth and dignity.  An intelligent woman, quick-witted, fun loving and well-travelled.

Emma was born in Jamshedpur, India, and educated at a convent boarding school near Darjeeling.  Her father was employed as a superintendent in the Tata Steel mill. Her mother affectionately known as Mamagrand volunteered with doctors administering to the sick when not fulfilling her responsibilities to her small family. Emma was a twin sister to Joyce and had a brother, Douglas.