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 Emanuele August “Litto” Damonte

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Emanuele August “Litto” Damonte

Birth
Città Metropolitana di Genova, Liguria, Italy
Death
17 Jun 1985 (aged 93)
Napa County, California, USA
Burial
Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID
105061645 View Source

St. Helena Star, June 13, 1985

Emanuele August "Litto" Damonte, 93, a resident of Pope Valley for 40 years, died at his home Tuesday evening.

Damonte was born Feb. 2, 1892 in Aranzano, Italy and moved to San Francisco in 1907 at the age of 16. He worked for a time as a marble cutter, and later became a cement contractor. He bought his home in Pope Valley in 1940 and moved there permanently after retiring in 1944.

He was a member of the Napa County Farm Bureau and active in the Pope Valley School Association. His hobby was collecting hub caps and his place was known as the "Hub Cap Ranch".

He is survived by two sons, Emanuele of South San Francisco, and Robert J. of Milbrae; three daughters, Elizabeth Hammond of Calistoga, Blanche Bertoloni of Daly City and Gloria Carmichael of Palo Alto; and one sister, Ann Kirvin of San Mateo; also 25 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one son, Howard F. and one daughter, Grace Carro.

A Catholic Prayer Service will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Pope Valley Farm Center under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel of St. Helena. A Rosary will be scheduled for Sunday at the Garden Chapel in Sough San Francisco with a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery Colma.

St. Helena Star, June 13, 1985

Emanuele August "Litto" Damonte, 93, a resident of Pope Valley for 40 years, died at his home Tuesday evening.

Damonte was born Feb. 2, 1892 in Aranzano, Italy and moved to San Francisco in 1907 at the age of 16. He worked for a time as a marble cutter, and later became a cement contractor. He bought his home in Pope Valley in 1940 and moved there permanently after retiring in 1944.

He was a member of the Napa County Farm Bureau and active in the Pope Valley School Association. His hobby was collecting hub caps and his place was known as the "Hub Cap Ranch".

He is survived by two sons, Emanuele of South San Francisco, and Robert J. of Milbrae; three daughters, Elizabeth Hammond of Calistoga, Blanche Bertoloni of Daly City and Gloria Carmichael of Palo Alto; and one sister, Ann Kirvin of San Mateo; also 25 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one son, Howard F. and one daughter, Grace Carro.

A Catholic Prayer Service will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Pope Valley Farm Center under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel of St. Helena. A Rosary will be scheduled for Sunday at the Garden Chapel in Sough San Francisco with a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery Colma.


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