READSBORO, Vt. — Lena Ellen Comai, 83, formerly of 161 Depot St., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and James JOnes, in Northfield Falls.
Born in Readsboro on June 9, 1929, a daughter of Harry Leroy Lowe Sr. and Ellen Alinda Berard Lowe, she attended schools in there and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School in North Adams, Mass., with the class of 1947.
Mrs. Comai was employed at the Readsboro post office as a substitute rural mail carrier and at Mount Snow Resort until her retirement in 1995. She had worked for the former Readsboro Chair Shop for a few years before becoming a telephone operator with the former New England Telephone Co. in North Adams and Pittsfield, Mass. After marrying, she returned to work at the Readsboro Chair Shop and successors until it closed.
She was a communicant of St. Joachim's Church. She was a member of the St. Anne Society and American Legion Auxiliary Post 29, of which she served as president for 20 years.
She and her husband, widower Rizieri Randolph Comai, were married Aug. 25, 1956, in St. Joachim's Church.
Besides her daughter and son-in-law, she leaves another daughter, Kathy Hiehle and her husband, Greg, of Redondo Beach, Calif.; two sons, Roudolf Comai and his wife, Madeline, of Readsboro and Rizieri Comai and his companion, Joelle Barrows, of Saxton River, Vt.; a daughter-in-law, Ellen Comai of Cary, N.C.; a son-in-law, Richard Colo of Readsboro; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter Julia Ann Comai Colo; her son Dennis Comai; two sisters, Ina Guardyak, late of Wauconda, Ill., and Agnes Dalmaso, late of Solvay, N.Y., and her brother, Harry L. Lowe Jr.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Comai will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 at St. Joachim's Church. Burial will be in the spring in Village Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joachim Church through Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.