Betty A. Comilla, 81, of Duke Center, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 30, 2014) at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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She was born on March 21, 1933, in Bradford to the late Peter and Catherine Brown Gigliotti.
She was a 1953 graduate of the St. Bernard School.
On Nov. 24, 1956, at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, she married Donald E. Comilla, who survives.
She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.
After high school Mrs. Comilla went to work for McCourt Label until she had a family to take care of. After her kids had grown up she was then employed by Zippo Manufacturing Co. until her retirement.
In addition to her husband of 57 years, Donald Comilla of Duke Center, she is also survived by three sons, Vincent Comilla of Duke Center, Thomas (Collene) Comilla of Johnson City, Tenn., and Nicholas Comilla of Duke Center; one daughter, Katherine (Steve) Schwandt of Elk River, Minn.; six grandsons, Jeremy Comilla, Anthony Comilla, Joshua Torrey, Brandon Comilla, Garrett Comilla and Ryan Comilla; two granddaughters, Jamie Comilla-Hoch and Brittney Comilla; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Comilla, three brothers and five sisters.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial and committal services will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the
, 26 South Second St., Suite 102, Clearfield, PA 16830 or DaVita Bradford Dialysis, 665 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2014