W Bro Antonio Contessa

It is with great sadness that I have to notify you of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above of Worshipful Brother Antonio Contessa, b 15/02/1940 (82 years).

Toni was initiated into Elstow Lodge number 8759 on 07/10/1988 (33 years) – PrGStB.

He had been a member of the Bedfordshire Lodge of Installed Masters, number 7301 (resigned).

Toni had been admitted to hospital fighting pleurisy a few days ago, and he had been suffering from pneumonia for the last couple of weeks .

All the family including his daughter Tania from Australia were at his bedside until midnight Saturday and he was aware of that. They then returned home but his son Raf was still with him when he peacefully passed away in the early hours of Sunday 10th April 2022.

I will be sending a card of condolence to Toni’s wife Jean and the family from the Provincial Grand Master and brethren of the Province.


Tony Green, Provincial Grand Almoner