Melissa Smyth Beacom, age 79, beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Beacom; loving mother of Maggie Kelly Crane, Christopher (Jennifer) and Thomas (Joanna) Beacom; dear grandmother of Michael, Tommy, William, Jimmy, Jack, Spencer, Maddie, Thomas, Emery and Ellis passed away May 19th after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
A devoted friend to many, Melissa shared her passion for books with patrons of the Book Stall in Winnetka for over 40 years … she enjoyed the splendor of The Botanic Gardens seasonally … traveled the world curiously … dined elegantly … and always did so with grace, strength and an unmatched kindness.
She lived a rich and brave life and inspired her many friends and family to do the same.
Visitation: Tuesday, May 24th at 10:00 a.m. with a Memorial Mass following immediately at 11:00 a.m. at Saints Faith, Hope & Charity Church, 191 Linden Street, Winnetka, IL 60093.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gynecological Research Fund to benefit ovarian cancer conducted by Dr. Gustavo Rodriquez, c/o NorthShore University Health System Foundation, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201.