Folsom Funeral Service

Contardo, Jillian

Jillian Nicole Contardo died unexpectedly May 10th at her home in Dedham.  She was 16.  Jillian was born in Newton and grew up in Dedham.  She was a sophmore at Dedham High School.  Jillian was a former 4H Club member in Walpole.  She was an accomplished Violinist and Musician, and a member of the Allin Church Youth Group.  And . . . . .she loved frogs.  She is survived by her mother, Toney Jo Hanson of Dedham; her father, Robert E. Contardo of Everett; three brothers, Nathan P. Hanson, and his wife Amanda, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Jon-David Hanson, and his partner Susie Peterka, of Dallas, Texas, and Jordan M. Hanson of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Conley Jo Anderson, and her husband Nick, of St. Paul, Minnesota, Melissa Contardo of Dedham, and Tiffany Leahy of Everett; her maternal grandfather, Coleman J. Barry of Dedham; her dear friends Ashley Abraham of Dedham, and Jillian Montesano of Needham; as well as 2 nephews and a niece.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, May 17th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham.  Jillian’s funeral will be held Monday at 11 AM at the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St, Dedham followed by burial in Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury.  Donations in Jillian’s memory to the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce Kubick
    May 14th, 2009 | 10:46 am

    A tragic loss, my thoughts are with all of you.

  2. Janice Girard
    May 14th, 2009 | 3:37 pm

    Words can’t possibly convey all the feelings we have for you and your loss at this time. Please know you and Jillian are all loved and that Jillian will remain in our hearts and minds forever.
    With love, The Girard family

  3. Juanita & Tina Sack
    May 14th, 2009 | 4:08 pm

    Thinking of you at this time of loss. With our deepest sympathy. May God comfort each of you.
    Sincerely, Sack family

  4. Hunter and Greg White and family
    May 14th, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Dear Toney Jo and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.

  5. Leslie Jameson and family
    May 14th, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    We and all your Allin Church family are incredibly overwhelmed and saddened by your sudden and heartbreaking loss. Our constant thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Kulpan Family
    May 14th, 2009 | 9:07 pm

    Our prayers are with each of you. Our deepest Sympathy. Jillian will always be in our hearts.
    The Kulpans

  7. Cynthia Jokinen
    May 15th, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    I am sorry for your sudden loss, especically of one so young. Cindy J

  8. Bil Duchesneau
    May 15th, 2009 | 4:36 pm

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. All my sympathies to Jillian’s family and friends.

  9. Darlene D. Warren
    May 15th, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you.

  10. John and Barbara Allen
    May 16th, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  11. Susan Wild & Ashlie Beshwaty
    May 16th, 2009 | 4:52 pm

    The world has lost a beautiful soul. Jillian has earned her wings, she is now an angel in heaven. May loving memories of happier days help you through this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.

  12. Andrea Kelly
    May 16th, 2009 | 8:03 pm

    My heart goes out to all of Jillian’s loved ones at this most difficult time. May she find perfect peace and may those left behind find some measure of comfort in this shared sorrow.

  13. Ann Jaroncyk
    May 17th, 2009 | 12:13 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  14. Nancy Clement
    May 17th, 2009 | 3:48 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
    Keep your faith and know that Jillian and her family are loved and remembered.

    “When you lose someone you love things change… but the signs that your loved one remains near in spirit for a long time after she is gone is heartwarming proof that love will live on.”

  15. Karyn Martin (Massey)
    May 17th, 2009 | 4:51 pm

    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I’ll pray for you all to have strength to make it through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  16. Paige Driscoll
    May 17th, 2009 | 10:26 pm

    Jillian was such an amazing person. She will be loved and missed by all of her family and friends. I’ll never find another friend like her. She was such a good friend, aunt, sister, and daughter. To all of Jillian’s loved ones, my deepest sympathy to you all, I know how hard it is. Jillian will always be in my thoughts, and no one will ever forget her. She was such a beautiful person.

  17. The McQuaid Family
    May 17th, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    Toney Jo, Jordan, Melissa, and C.J.
    Words can not begin to express our sorrow at Jillian’s passing.
    Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs to all of you,
    Marian, Dana, Mary Beth, Tommy, and Bobby

  18. Helen Lewis Moore
    May 18th, 2009 | 9:10 am

    Dear Toney Jo and Family,
    My heart is broken over the loss of your little girl. Words cannot express our sorrow. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.
    With Much Love, Helen, Rick & Travis & Corinne & Karen.

  19. Adrienne Albani
    May 18th, 2009 | 9:22 am

    The sudden and tragic loss of Jillian has shocked and saddened us, no words can express our sorrow. We have wonderful memories of times we spent with Jillian at Youth Group, we loved her very much and will never forget her. She was a beautiful, vibrant young lady and we will always remember her as such. We take comfort knowing that she is safe in the arms of the Lord in heaven.
    Adrienne & John Albani

  20. Jim Contardo
    May 18th, 2009 | 12:32 pm

    I was not told of this, discovering it by accident on Facebook. I cannot tell you how badly I feel. I am stunned and at a loss for words.

  21. Ruthie Grube
    May 21st, 2009 | 10:24 am

    Toney and Bob, I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I cannot imagine how you feel but my hope is that you can all hold on to the great memories of her playing her music or laughing. You are all in my hearts and prayers. Love, Ruthie Grube

  22. Bonnie and Alan Peterson
    May 24th, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    Dear Toney Jo, Melissa and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

    Love, Bonnie and Alan

  23. Rob Killian
    May 27th, 2009 | 8:45 am

    Chi and Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss…my thougths and prayers are with you all.

    Rob Killian, Southwest Airlines

  24. Diane Gandy Sisler
    May 29th, 2009 | 5:31 pm


    You and your family are in my thoughts and heart during this time. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

    Diane Gandy Sisler

  25. Jaclyn Walker
    June 17th, 2009 | 7:04 am

    Jillian was my best friend for such a long time. It broke my heart to find out about this. Although Jillian and I drifted apart as friends, we were starting to get close again. Jill was an amazing person, and was always there to help her friends and family when they needed her most. I hope everyone can remember the good times they had with Jillian. I know she wouldn’t want everyone to be upset and sad. As for Jillian’s family, I am very sorry for your loss, and hope you know that she is now and angel watching over everyone protecting her family. Jillian is always on my mind, and forever in my heart.

  26. Melissa Contardo
    August 7th, 2010 | 1:28 am

    Jillian You were truley the best little sister I could have every asked for. You were my bestfriend and I have never been the same after losing you. Please watch over me and everyone who Loved you. Please give me the strength to mantain all my progress. And watch over Amund he loved you with every part of him. I love you Lost but never forgotten

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