Claire D. (Bevilacqua) Mantica

March 4, 2019

Claire D. (Bevilacqua) Mantica

Claire D. (Bevilacqua) Mantica – of Woburn, March 4th. Beloved wife of the late Dominic L. Mantica. Devoted mother of Robert C. Mantica, his wife Karen of ME, Stephen D. Mantica and Donna M. Zimmerman, of Florida, Marie A. Mantica, Dominic J. Mantica, his wife Elizabeth, and Susan Cudmore, her husband Roy, all of Woburn. Dear sister of the late Anthony Bevilacqua and Lee Bevilaqua. Loving grandmother of Annamarie, Samantha, Krysten, Richard, Jonathan, Gina, Tyler, and Kellee, and great-grandmother Maryssa, Richard, Luca, Trey and Zoey. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 11th at 9 a.m. with her Funeral Mass to follow in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Internment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Calling hours Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Remembrances may be made in honor of Claire’s to the American Diabetes Assn., 330 Congress Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110.

Claire D. (Bevilacqua) Mantica – a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, on her 90th birthday – Monday, March 4th. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic L. Mantica.

Born and raised in Medford, Claire was a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Vozzella) Bevilacqua, of Italy. She was educated in Medford and a 1946 graduate of Medford High School.

In 1952, Claire married the love of her life, Dominic and they made their life in Woburn. Claire dedicated her life to raising and caring for her children, whom were her world.

Once Claire’s children were grown, she spent her week days as a lunch mother for the local public schools. Also during that time, she worked for Zayers in the fabric and Arts Department, until retiring altogether to spend more time with her family in 1990. After retiring, she spent her days caring for her granddaughter, Krysten and loved spending that time with her.

Claire was very talented with crafts and needle work, especially sewing, knitting and crocheting. She would knit and donate her time for the Disaster Relief Funds thru Park Church in Boston.

Claire was an avid reader, especially of Mystery novels and also enjoyed bowling in her younger years. She was a member of the Woburn Senior Center and made many friends there. Her greatest joys in life, however, came from her family. Weather it was hosting or attending a Holiday gathering or supporting her grandchildren in their sporting events, Claire always put her family first. She will be truly missed but never forgotten.

Claire is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Robert C. Mantica, his wife Karen of ME, Stephen D. Mantica and Donna M. Zimmerman, of Florida, Marie A. Mantica, Dominic J. Mantica, his wife Elizabeth, and Susan Cudmore, her husband Roy, all of Woburn. Dear sister of the late Anthony  and Lee Bevilacqua. Loving grandmother of Annamarie, Samantha, Krysten, Richard, Jonathan, Gina, Tyler, and Kellee, and great-grandmother Maryssa, Richard, Luca, Trey and Zoey. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 11th at 9 a.m. with her Funeral Mass to follow in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Internment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Calling hours Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Claire’s memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 330 Congress Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110.

 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 11th at 9 a.m. with her Funeral Mass to follow in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Internment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Calling hours Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Claire’s memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 330 Congress Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110.

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  1. Ellen Callahan Doucette

    Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful mother. I worked with Claire at Zayre for years while going through school, and she and Dom were one of my first clients when I graduated law school. It was always a pleasure when she stopped into city hall to visit.

    Ellen Callahan Doucette

  2. Cheryl (Rooney)Varey

    I am so saddened to hear of Claire’s passing. It was so nice to see her last year at my mother’s wake. I have very many great memories of her and her children from Poole St.. My deepest sympathies to her family.
    Cheryl (Rooney) Varey.

  3. Lorraine (Rooney) Suttie

    Sorry for your loss. Claire and family were wonderful neighbors on Poole Street for many years. Was planning on having lunch with her and Debbie Smith soon. I just saw her obit; sad news.

  4. Regina Hunter

    Dearest Donna and Kellee, my heartbreaks for your loss. Hold onto her memories, she is with you always. Know that I send love and prayers.

  5. Donna Christie

    I am so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Sunday Bingo will not be the same without her. She definitely loved bingo and never missed a week. My condolences to her family.

  6. Donna and Kellee I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your mom (grandma) in your mind and memories close to your heart and she will always be with you. ❤️

  7. Dolores Salerno

    Aunt Claire was such a sweetheart. The nicest person. She always had a smile and pleasant outlook. I remember going to Zayre’s and seeing her in the milinary department. The items she had sewn on display. I envied her talent. I will miss her dearly. Aunt Claire and all her family will be in my prayers. My deepest sympathies. Dolores

  8. Steve & Nancy Paris

    Our sympathies to Claire’s family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Steve & Nancy Paris

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