Obituary: Christine Comerate |

Obituary: Christine Comerate

Graveside services for Christine Grace (Demaio) Comerate of Lapin, Ore., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Comerate died Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Bend, Ore. She was 91.

She was born Nov. 20, 1910, in Rockwell, Italy. Mrs. Comerate and her family arrived at Ellis Island, N.Y., on July 19, 1913. She became an American citizen on Sept. 27, 1943, at the age of 32 in Oakland. Mrs. Comerate married Charles Comerate Sr. on July 3, 1930. She had been a resident of Grass Valley from 1964 to 1993, when she moved to Lapin.

Mrs. Comerate is survived by her son, Charles Comerate Jr., of Grants Pass, Ore.; brothers Sam Dam of Granada Hills and Nick Dam of Bellingham, Wash.; sister, Francis Palace of Granada Hills; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles on Dec. 31. 1994, and two sons.

Arrangements are under the direction of Central Pines Funeral Home in Lapin, Ore.

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