Comin, Philomena ‘Freemana’ “Free” (nee Gagliardi)

In loving memory of Philomena ‘Freemana' , “Free” Comin, who passed away on December 30, 2021 at the age of 95 in her home. Born in 1926 to Peter and Adelina (nee Grandoni) Gagliardi in Niagara Falls. Spouse of Joseph Comin (predeceased) mother of John ‘Johnny ‘Comin (predeceased), Judy Bellmore (Michael), Susan Lafond (Donald), Janet Comin and Gary Comin. Noni/Nona to Tracey (Nick), Donny, Stephanie (Paul), Jessica (Jason), Kelsey (Trevor), Miabella (Owen). Great Nona to Jordon, Madison, Dylan, Mathew, Joshua, Eva, Harlow, Darien, Hannah. Sister to Mary, Abraham ‘Abe’, Pete (predeceased), Rosino ‘Rosie’ (predeceased), Katherine ‘Kay’ (predeceased), Adam(predeceased), David(predeceased).

Our mother was an intelligent woman who was dedicated to raising a family and managing a household. She was born and raised on a farm where she would help milk the cows, feed the chickens then walk a few miles to school (at least that is what she told her children). Her expertise in cooking was unmatched a talent she passed on to ‘some’ of her children. She enjoyed cards, playing Canasta, 500 and Bridge with her friends, later in life playing with family but having to be watched carefully for her sleight of hand. Weekly trips to the Casino were an adventure and she took great joy in the smallest of wins. Philomena was an avid reader, puzzle maker, clothes maker and enjoyed watching old movies.

Free enjoyed spending warm summer days at her daughter’s camps and partaking in the mischievous antics taking place. She travelled throughout her life across Canada, parts of USA, Italy, Australia, Timmins and all the backroads of Northern Ontario with her husband at the wheel.

We would like to thank all the grandchildren and great grandchildren that did her favors, visited just to talk, brought her flowers or gifts, thank you to the hairdresser, housecleaner, manicurists, friends that played cards with her, cooked with her or just came to talk all these were life’s nourishment. Thank you to Dr. Killian de Blacam.

We” say to that undertaker, please drive slow for that lady you are carrying; we hate to see her go”

A private family celebration will take place at a later date. 


13 Condolences

  1. Deepest Sympathy to Gary and the Comin Family on the passing of your Mother/Grandmother Freemana’s passing. God Bless.
    Ted & Roberta Kosiw & Family.

    By: Mr. Ted & Roberta Kosiw
    January 11, 2022
  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt ‘Freemana’ and her family. I still can go back in my memory to the good times at both the farm and Sudbury.
    So sorry for your loss.

    Paul Gagliardi

    By: Paul Gagliardi and family
    January 8, 2022
  3. Hope you find some comfort in that we share in the knowing of how great a loss this is to you all. She was such a wonderful person sharing her knowledge and skills with so many. Thank you again for Aunt Free’s cookbook that gave us an authentic advantage to get those familial flavours that bring back so many shared memories. I (we) wish you peace and am glad your Mom, Nona and Great Grandmother had years with you all beyond imagination. 95! Also quite a legacy for making those long frequent trips down to Niagara to keep in personal touch. And also her wonderful children, always friendly and cheerful….hope you all find many joys in your memories of Aunt Free for years to come.

    By: Paula (Johnson), Adrian, Michael, Katherine, Kimberley, RJ, Adrianna and Aubree
    January 7, 2022
  4. Our sympathies from the Felicetti family in Burlington, I remember Philomena with great love and kindness. Sending our thoughts and prayers. Her loving cousin, Luisa and Family.

    By: Ugo and Luisa Felicetti
    January 6, 2022
  5. So sorry to hear about Freemana.
    Karen and I are lucky to have known her and have some great memories of times spent with her. She always made us laugh. She will be missed

    By: Peter Muraska
    January 6, 2022
  6. Auntie Freemana was a fun person to be around. She could always make you laugh and was a great cook, we’ll miss her.
    So sorry for your loss.

    By: Bruna vitale
    January 6, 2022
  7. Sending prayers and thoughts to Aunt Free’s family, with sincere sympathy for the loss of your Cherished Mother and Grandmother.

    Julie (Gagliardi) Bergin

    By: Julie Bergin
    January 6, 2022
  8. Our deepest sympathies to Susie, Donald, Judy, Mickey, Janet, Gary and families.
    Freemana was a special lady. She always had a smile for Robert and myself and we enjoyed our conversations with her. As you share this time of sorrow as a family, may you draw strength from each other as you share your memories of Freemana.
    Keeping you in our prayers.

    By: Robert and Sandra Chezzi
    January 5, 2022
  9. Our deepest condolences to the Comin and Gagliardi families for the loss of Freemana. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    By: Evan and Kathy Bines
    January 5, 2022
  10. We will miss you Aunt Freema. Wish I could have visited one more time. Our family’s condolences to our Dad and Aunt Mary. Also to Judy, Susie, Gary, Janet, and Grandchildren. Surely be missed by all. You will be a force to be wreckin with in heaven, should be interesting. You have left a wonderful legacy for all of your family.
    Love always,
    Lorrie & Jim and family.

    By: Lorrie
    January 5, 2022
  11. Deepest sympathy to the Comin family.
    What a great loss of a special lady.
    She will be missed by all who knew her.
    I’m sure there’s s bridge game going on behind those pearly gates.
    RIP Mrs C.

    By: Sue Dzimidowicz
    January 5, 2022
  12. I know you are surrounded by much love. We are sharing in your sadness as we remember Aunty Freemana. Truly an honor to have learned and played bridge with her.
    She will be missed 💕🤗

    By: Lori and Gerald Brochu
    January 5, 2022
  13. Our sincere condolences to the Comin Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in these sad times.

    By: Arseneau Family
    January 5, 2022

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