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Josephine Bertolini Comberiate

Josephine Bertolini Comberiate, poet, musician, writer. Recipient gold watch National Safety Council and WGMS, Washington, 1955, commendation letter Pope John XXIII, 1960, Bermuda trip Bannister Baby Enterprises, 1963, aluminum bowl Aluminum Company of America WRAP, 1968, $1000 prize Chapel Recording Company & Talent Inc., Massachusetts, 1986. Member American Society of Composers.

Background

  • Comberiate, Josephine Bertolini was born on March 11, 1917 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Anthony Oreste and Catherine Mary (Gardella) Bertolini.

  • Education

    • Studied with G.G. Weckel, Washington, 1937. Graduate, Strayer College, 1937. Student in harmony, creative writing, Catholic University, 1950.

      Student in harmony, creative writing, University Maryland, 1979.

    Career

    • Pianist, organist at numerous dances, recitals, churches, hotels in Washington area, since 1929.

    Works

    • Composer more than 350 songs, since 1934. Author, illustrator music books, greeting cards, more than 1000 poems, since 1929. Albums include one produced by G. Liberace Music and M.S.R. Records, 1979.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Composers.

    Connections

    • Married Michael Bruno Comberiate, November 25, 1945. Children: Catherine Mary, Michael Anthony, Anthony B.
    • father: Anthony Oreste Bertolini
    • mother: Catherine Mary (Gardella) Bertolini
    • spouse: Michael Bruno Comberiate
    • children: Catherine Mary Comberiate
    • Michael Anthony Comberiate
    • Anthony B. Comberiate
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    Died June 1, 2006
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Washington
    • 1937
      Strayer College
    • 1950
      creative writing
    • 1979
      creative writing