Edith Mary (Pradetto) Comis, 85, of Burgettstown, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.
She was born May 31, 1931, in Francis Mine, the only daughter of Louis and Lucy (Zampole) Pradetto.
Mrs. Comis retired in 1993 with twenty-five years of service as a cook at Burgettstown Area School District.
Surviving are four sons, Jon P. and wife Kathy (Young) of Scott Township; Louis J. and wife Lisa (Raggi) of Weirton, W.Va.; James B. and wife Josette (Valenti) of Bridgeville; and Peter D. and wife Dawn (Vitulla) of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Emma and Anna; Leah, Louis and Ross; Peter and Mary; a brother, Thomas A. Pradetto and wife Eleanor (Yario), Riverside, CA; a sister-in-law, Isobel Comis, of New York, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Deceased are her husband, Pete Comis, who died on January 3, 2006, whom she married on May 25, 1957; brothers Louis and James; and identical twin brothers Tony (Anthony) and Louis Paul who passed in infancy.
Edie graduated from Union High School in 1949. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Burgettstown, and the Burgettstown Senior Citizens Center. Edie also volunteered with Meals on Wheels for many years. Edie’s family loved hearing her life stories - growing up in a coal mining town, working at the local 5 & 10 and riding the train to Pittsburgh to work. She also worked at RCA in Canonsburg for about twelve years, retiring after she married and started to raise her family.
Edie loved cooking, dancing, country music, bingo, mathematics, crossword puzzles, Scrabble and playing cards, always having a lucky hand in 500 Rummy! She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and her family enjoyed many Steelers games and delicious, home-cooked Italian dinners at her home on Sundays. Edie loved to babysit her grandchildren. She always enjoyed spending time with them, watching them grow-up and attending their activities, and sporting events. She was a positive influence in their lives, always encouraging and cheering them on to follow their dreams and have fun in life.
Edie will be remembered for her beautiful smile that would light up the room, contagious laugh and ability to always see the good and humor in every situation. She always made everyone feel comfortable and loved. She never complained. She had a true zest for life and she lived it to the fullest. She will be dearly missed by her devoted family and all who knew her. “The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”
Friends will be received from 2-7 pm, the time of a blessing service on Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, with the Rev. Tony Thurston officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, Pa
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