Obituaries 03-31-2011

Linda Beaumont

Died recently

Linda (Miller) Beaumont died on March 29.

She was the loving mother of Lisa Gold of Framingham and her husband, Rich, and Heidi Liss of Brookline and her husband, Avi; loving Grandma of Dylan and Noa; dear sister of Marty Miller of North Carolina, Jerry Miller of Swampscott and his wife, Ryna, Steven Miller of Winthrop, and Stephanie Miller of North Carolina; loving aunt of Jessica and Mark Katz, Joey Miller and his fiancée, Stephanie, Jacob Miller, Danny Miller and Michael Miller.

Services will be held at Temple Beth El, 105 Hudson Road, Sudbury today, Thursday, March 31 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Beit Olam in Wayland. Memorial Observance will be at her daughter Lisa’s residence through Sunday, April 3. Contributions in her memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 in lieu of flowers. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 800-842-4280

Sybil Swartz

Member of Winthrop Hadassah

Sybil Swartz of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 22 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Roxbury, shortly after graduating high school, she moved to Winthrop where she raised her family. A resident of Winthrop for many years until moving to neighboring Chelsea, she was a member of the Winthrop Hadassah.

She was the beloved wife of the late Merrill Swartz; the devoted mother of Kenneth Swartz and his wife, Irene, and Richard Swartz and his wife, Doreen; the dear sister of Gloria Katzman and the late Lillian Ross; the loving grandmother of Candice, Tara, Kristine and Michael. She is also survived by her great grandson Matthew.

Graveside services will be held at the New Tifereth Israel of Winthrop Cemetery, 232 Fuller St., Everett today, Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Richard and Doreen Swartz today from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Services are entrusted to the Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. For directions and online guestbook please visit the funeral home website:

Ralph Contrado

Scenic TV and Movie Artist

Ralph J. Contrado of Hull died suddenly on March 24. He was 52 years old.

He graduated from Hull High School, class of 1976 and studied commercial art at Vesper George from 1977 to 1980 and then went on to study fine art in a special joint program for a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree at Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts from 1981 to 1984. Recently, he has worked on movie and television sets as a scenic artist, including TV shows Sex in the City and Brotherhood, and in films such as Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, The Women, Knight and Day, The Fighter, and many more. His fine art has appeared in numerous movies and television programs and also in galleries all over the world; everywhere from exclusive exhibits in the MFA reserved for Museum School students to galleries in China. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time and enjoying life with his family who will always remember him as “loyal, strong, proud, and loving”.

He was the beloved husband of Tammy (Campbell) Contrado; loving father of John, Dereck, and April Contrado, all of Hull; cherished son of Raffaele Contrado of Hull and the late Carmela Contrado; brother of Stephen Contrado of Hull and Sheila Contrado of Winthrop; son in law of Robert and Christine Campbell; brother in law of Liane Gonzalez of No. Reading; cousin of Ronnie Riccioli of Everett and Anthony Perez of Saugus; Godfather of Estelle Lincoln and Marielle Riccioli and is also survived by many extended family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham. Burial was in Hull Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Anthony’s Society, 203 Endicott St., Boston, MA 02113. See for online condolences.

Christine Lucas

Revere resident

Christine V. Lucas of Walnut Avenue, Revere died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 24 after a brief illness. She was 65 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Florence (Harkins) and William Mosher. A longtime resident of Winthrop and Revere, she was a 1963 graduate of Revere High School. She worked for Fidelity Investments for several years and then went on to work as a secretary for the Suffolk County House of Corrections. She was also a board member of the League of Special Needs._

She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Lucas and the loving mother of Dawn Hurley and her husband, Chris, of Winthrop; the dear sister of Maureen Kidney of Lynn and David Mosher of Pennsylvania; the cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Charlotte, Christian and Julia. _

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P.  Caggiano and Son-OMaley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284-9168.

Concetta  Bombaci

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Concetta “Connie” (Martino) Bombaci of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 24.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ugo John Bombaci; devoted mother of Leona Bombaci of Pocasset , Cape Cod, Christine Bombaci of Wakefield, Paul of Enfield NH, Diana Madore and her husband, Eric, of Amesbury; dear brother of William, Peter, Ferdinand Martino, Mary Arena and the late Joan Cusimano and Gerald Martino; cherished grandmother of Leo, Acadia, Alita and Ciara and is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews and special care giver, Monique Jomes.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donation may be made to St Lazarus Parish Building Fund, 59 Ashley St., East Boston 02128 or to VNA Hospice, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn 01801. For more infomation or to send the family an online condolence:

Joseph Summa

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

Joseph P. Summa of Derry, NH, beloved husband of Jean R. (Neale) Summa, died suddenly on March 22.

He was born in Boston to the late Gaspar and Helena (Forte) Summa, married his childhood sweetheart, Jean, on September 9, 1962 and resided in Winthrop before moving to Derry in 1975. He fulfilled his career at Walsh Brothers Incorporated for 30 years. He belonged to the Chester Rod and Gun Club and the North End Italian Society. Mr. Summa enjoyed the company of his family and friends and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean, their children, Charlene (Summa) Batten and her husband, David, of Derry, Joseph Summa of Derry, and Paul Summa and his wife, Maria, of Poquoson, VA. He will truly be missed by his five grandchildren, Tyler Bennett, Athena and Christiana Summa, and Jacob and Alexander Batten. He also leaves his sister, Barbara Sullivan, of Boston, his brothers, Steven and Robert of Chelsea and Winthrop, his uncle Hugo Forte of South Dennis, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late Lucille Summa.

Funeral arrangements were by the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Derry, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215-5306. To send a message of condolence or for more information, please visit,

Hannah McCarthy

Member of Several Organizations

Hannah K. (Inglese) McCarthy of East Boston, formerly of Beachmont, died unexpectedly at her residence on March 21. She was 63 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she lived in Beachmont and East Boston for most of her life. She attended the Boston School System and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1965. She worked as a secretary and most recently became involved in the travel business as a booking agent. She was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Past President of the Beachmont Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 and the Winthrop Emblem Club.

She was the beloved wife of Albert E. McCarthy of East Boston and dear daughter of Laura Passariell of East Boston and the late Quinton Stary; the devoted mother of Lawrence Ingless and his wife, Tara, of Londonderry, Michelle Macchione of Revere, Deborah Fudge and her husband, Keith of Everett and Jeffrey Inglese of East Boston. She was also the former mother in law of the late Charles Maccione; dear sister of Maryann Stary and Joseph Stary, both of East Boston and the late Quinton Stary; loving grandmother of Tony, Amanda, Lauren, Samantha, Erik, Lorenzo, Jon Vincent and Giovanni.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory be donated to: The Crohns & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Ave., South on the 17th Floor, New York City, NY 10016 or the Lupus Foundation, 40 Speen St., Framingham, MA 0170.

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