MONTAGUTESI ABROAD | Youngstown (U.s.a.), qualche giorno fa è stato l’ottavo anniversario della morte di Emil C. Conte

Per la rubrica “Montagutesi abroad“, la redazione di ricorda che qualche giorno fa, il 19 maggio, è stato l’ottavo anniversario della morte di Emil C. Conte, nato a Montaguto il 16 luglio 1923 da Luigi Conte e Clotilda Iannarone. Emil emigrò in America da bambino, nel 1930, e si diplomò alla Newton High School a Newton, nel Massachussets, e poi frequentò la Northeastern University di Boston.

Nel 1950 Emil si trasferì a Austintown, dove divenne co-proprietario e lavorò allo Schiavone’s United Family Food per più di 30 anni. Dopo essersi ritirato, trascorse gli inverni insieme a sua moglie alla loro seconda casa a Boynton Beach, in Florida.

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AUSTINTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and prayers offered at 10:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Emil C. Conte, 85, who passed away May 19, 2009, at Delray Beach Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla., with his family by his side.

Emil was born July 16, 1923, in Montaguto, Province of Avellino, Italy to the late Luigi and Clotilda (Iannarone) Conte. He immigrated to America as a child in 1930.

He was a graduate of Newton High School in Newton, Mass., and attended Northeastern University in Boston.

In 1950, Emil moved to Austintown, where he co-owned and operated Schiavone’s United Family Foods for more than 30 years. Upon retiring, he spent winters with his wife at their second home in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Emil was very active in his community. He was president of the Grocers Association and a member of the Jaycees, Kiwanis, the Eagles Club, ITAM, CFS, and UFF Grocers Co-op. A founding member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, he served as president of the Holy Name Society, was a church commentator, and served on the festival committee.

He also enjoyed bowling, bocce, and golf. Emil’s love of golf began as a caddy in Massachusetts and continued throughout his association with Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, where he earned many awards. He achieved his goal of a hole-in-one on June 29, 1988. His most enjoyable moments, though, were those spent with his family around the dinner table.

Besides his parents, Emil was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph and Joseph Conte.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Yole Milene Schiavone, whom he married Oct. 28, 1946; his daughters, Valerie Conte Cardiero (James O’Connor Jr.) of Canfield and Bedford, Mass., and Sheila Conte (Jack) Koontz of Austintown; granddaughters Camille Cardiero (Peter) Radvanyi, Allison Cardiero (Sal) Papalardo, Hillary Koontz and Lindsay Koontz; great-grandchildren Kailee, Olivia, Alexis, Dominic and Adriana Radvanyi and Sophia Papalardo; and a sister, Vincenza “Nancy” Conte (Joe) Mucci of Needham, Mass.

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