Friday, October 30th 2020   |

Andi Madderra is stricken at 61

ANDREA “ANDI” COOPERSTEIN MADDERA, a former banker and substitute teacher, lost her 18-month battle against pancreatic cancer on August 20, 2020. She was 61.


A native of Fort Lee, NJ, Madderra spent most of her life in the Greater New Orleans area. She was a graduate of Eleanor McMain Secondary School before attending the University of New Orleans before starting a multi-decade career in banking.

Aside from banking, her other calling from which she derived tremendous pleasure was her other profession: education. She enjoyed a 10-year-long second career as a substitute teacher, impacting the lives of many children in several elementary schools. 

Madderra loved all those special things in which New Orleanians take pride.  For several decades she was a member of Tikvat Shalom and Shir Chadash Synagogue and kept a vibrantly Jewish home. She also enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and was particularly partial towards beach trips with her family and friends.

Among her greatest passions were those she experienced for her sons; her love and affection for them were endless.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Madderra; her sons Matthew and Jeffrey Madderra (Meredith); and her brother, Richard Cooperstein (Danielle).

Private funeral services and internment took place on August 21st at Tikvat Shalom Cemetery. Rabbi Deborah Silver officiated. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (

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