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Corinne Louise Duval Conte
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1921
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 2009
Mill Valley
Marin County
California, USA

Corinne L. Conte 1922 - 2009 MILL VALLEY, CA - Corinne Louise (Duval), 87, Conte of Mill Valley, California, and of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, died peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, April 28, at the home of her daughter, Sylvia Certo, with whom she had been living the last four years. Widow of U.S. Congressman, Silvio O. Conte. Corinne was born on January 24, 1922, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Charles and Kathleen Clemente Duval. At the age of 13, she won the New England Championship for Breast Stroke Swimming. She graduated from Pittsfield High School and St. Luke's School of Nursing in Pittsfield. She served as a nurse in the Navy during World War II where she met her future husband, the late Congressman Silvio O. Conte when he was in the Seabees and recovering from an illness. They were married in Pittsfield on November 8, 1947. Silvio died on February 8, 1991. After Silvio was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1958, Corinne moved to Bethesda, Maryland, where she raised their four children. While in the Washington, D.C. area, she worked as a real estate agent with Boss and Phelps Real Estate Company. Corinne was an active campaigner for her husband, Silvio, meeting every U.S. President from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George H.W. Bush, and many of the world's leaders from the 1950s through the early 1990s. She also danced with Lyndon B. Johnson at his Inaugural Ball and served on President Bush's special Committee on Mental Health in the late 1980s. Corinne was an avid Red Sox fan and was very thankful that she lived to see the "Curse of the Bambino" broken. She was committed to her Catholic faith and was a daily communicant for years at Little Flower Roman Catholic Church in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, both in Pittsfield. In her younger years, she had a private pilot's license. But, most of all, Corinne loved to play cards on a daily basis while living with her daughter in Mill Valley. She enjoyed a last game with her children a few days before her death, which she won, decisively. Corinne was a friendly and cheerful person who was loved by everyone who knew her. Her twinkling blue eyes will be dearly missed by all. Corinne is survived by her children, Michelle M. Webb and her husband, Harry, of Hardwick, Massachusetts; Sylvia Certo and her husband, Nick of Mill Valley, California; John F.X. Conte and his wife, Betsy, of West Simsbury, Connecticut, and Gayle L. Conte-Fowler and her husband, Gary, of Orosi, Costa Rica; her grandchildren, Jason Webb and his wife, Alison, Ryan Webb and his wife, Betsy, Corinne Webb, Jake Conte, Patrick Conte, Nicholas Certo, and Mia Certo; her great grandchildren, Travis Webb, Justin Webb, and Samantha Webb; as well as her sister, Kathleen Tournier and her husband, Joseph, of Pittsfield, as well as her sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Baldessarini and Angie Bowerman, both of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and her brother-in-law, Donald Reid of South Dennis, Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by two brothers-in-law, Joseph Baldessarini and Lawrence Bowerman, and a sister-in-law, Sylvia Reid. Funeral services for CORINNE LOUISE DUVAL CONTE, who died Tuesday, April 28, will be Monday, May 4, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, 414 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery 
 
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  Silvio Ottavio Conte (1921 - 1991)
 
Burial:
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.47225, -73.25824
 
Created by: S. Anderstrom
Record added: May 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36610242
Corinne Louise <i>Duval</i> Conte
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