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20155: Hi my name is Sharrene Comino and I am searching for some information regarding the ancestors of Stavrianos Nicholas Comino who is mentioned in the newspaper article below.

submitted by Sharrene Comino on 05.04.2012


Posted in an Australian Newspaper 9/3/1934

FAMILY'S LONGEVITY.

Death at 100. Like Old Man Patriarch.

There died in the little village of Ntourianica, not far from the town of Potamos, on Ihe island of Cerigo, one of the Ionian group, on February 5th a
Mr. Stavrianos Comino, at the age of 100 years and nine months. The late Mr. Comino had seven sons, but no daughters. The sons are Nicholas (Cerrigos), John (Sydney), Arthur {Laidley). Theodore (Brisbane, Paul (Childers) . and George. now on a visit to his native land. Peter Comino. who with his brolher Arthur, served with the A.I.F.. died from the effects of war injuries. In accordance with Greek custom the old gentleman made provision for a home for any of the sons who decided Io live in Ihe neighbourhood, but all of them save one migrated to Australia.

Mr. Comino came of a family remarkable for longevity. His father was 121 years when he died, and his grandfather 133. Mrs. Comino, his widow, is 91 years of age. Mr. Stavrianos Comino was a man of deeply religious instincts. As soon as he was old enough he was taken by his parents to church, and he never missed a service throughout the rest of his life. He assisted his father in the building of one church, and he himself was the builder of another one. Living a simple, natural life Mr. Comino never had a day's illness in his life until Ihe end came. A little while before his death he descended a well and climbed up without assistance.The late Mr. Comino's mental
faculties also were remarkably keen till the end. He was in his '20's when the Crimean campaign was fought, and remembered vividly the stirring events of that war which meant so much to Greece. He was a great- admirer of the British, and was intensely gratified when he found that two of his sons — Peter and Arthur — who had enlisted with the Australian forces, were fighting wilh them in Salonika. The late Mr. Comino was regarded as a patriarch in his own village. His advice was often sought and his word in a dispute was cheerfully accepted by both sides.

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