Peaceful 09

Maria Giovanna (Castriotta) Contrada

November 26, 1928 ~ September 15, 2020 (age 91)

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Contrada, Maria G. (Castriotta), of East Boston, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Beloved wife of the late Fiore Contrada and Matteo Quarato.

Devoted mother of Maria Quarato of East Boston, Giulia Sorrentino and husband Francesco of Woburn, Michael Quarato of East Boston, Vincenzo Quarato of Florida, Rosa Carbo and husband Alfonso of Everett, Domenico Quarato and late wife Linda of South Boston, the late Pasquale Quarato and surviving wife Laura of Boston, and the late Raffaele Quarato and surviving wife Debra of Winthrop.

Dear sister of the late Lorenza, Michele, and Vincenzo.

Cherished grandmother of Gaspare, Matteo, Giuseppe, Agata and husband Daniel, Matthew, Gabrielle, Leanna, Accursia, Alfonso, and Domenic and wife Vanessa.

Adored great-grandmother of Vincent, Alessandro, and Amelia.

Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will honor Maria's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Sunday, September 20th, from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 PM. and again Monday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to the Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston, for a funeral Mass celebrating her life at 10:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Maria being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Family is requesting friends and family do not send flowers but consider donating on the above donation page to offset funeral expenses.

All services will be held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Face coverings are required to be worn in the funeral home and social distancing measures are encouraged. 

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September 20, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Service
September 21, 2020

8:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
September 21, 2020

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
45 Brooks St.
East Boston, MA 02128

September 21, 2020

11:15 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

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