Tamara You Beyloune

December 23, 1962 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 59)



Tamara You Beyloune was born on December 23, 1962, the third daughter of Chinese immigrants, Chung Yin Fong and You Soo, successful restaurant owner of Soo’s Restaurant in Westfield, Massachusetts.

The course of Tammy’s life would be defined by her deep devotion to home and family. From earliest childhood, contentment came from time spent with those she loved. Like her mother, she emanated kindness, gentleness, intelligence, tolerance and shared the ability to comfort and welcome strangers with a brilliant smile.

She remained a constant in an ever techno-centric world. With her, old fashioned never went out of style. Believing fun in life was crucial to make it interesting, she was always up for family road trips to explore new destinations. Her favorite place was Helmut’s in Rockport for their famous apple strudel.

Tammy was no wallflower, most notably when it came to food. Belying Tammy’s quiet nature was a tenacious lover of good food and in particular homecooked Chinese food like her mother made, and celebratory feasts; of which her favorite was a three lobster spread with lots of melted butter, of course. Many a great time was had at family gatherings where Tammy was ‘last man standing’ at the banquet table, savoring every last morsel of a sumptuous meal.

She most enjoyed the times when families would gather; Thanksgiving, Easter, birthdays and special occasions. Christmas was her best-loved holiday to the point where she started prepping around Thanksgiving which always included wearing ugly sweaters. She set the fashion for ugly sweaters before they were the trend.  Her giving nature was selfless and her devotion to family her lifeblood.

Upon learning of her illness, she faced the discovery with exceptional courage and grace.  Toward the end, even while enduring continual pain, she sought to provide solace to her devastated family and friends at a time when she was the one who faced a frightening future. Tammy tried to extend her understanding and acceptance when it was time to acknowledge what she knew would be her fate. She had immense clarity throughout, emphasizing, it’s all about love. Her deep spirituality was innate and unbounded. She knew the limitations of this earthly life and had no fear moving forward to the life beyond.

In her own way, she is helping us navigate through our own grief. She exhibited enormous love, courage and grace during her suffering. We are beyond proud and fortunate to have had her in our lives.  

Tammy is survived by her husband, Toffy J. Beyloune, M.D., her children, Isabella and Toffy Jr., her sisters, Shan McCall and her husband James E. McCall, Esq., Yin You, her brothers-in-law, James Beyloune and his wife Sandy and their children, Zachary, Jacob, and Annmarie, and George Beyloune. And their most beloved dog, Olive.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Celebration of life from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Lehman, Reen & McNamara Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135

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August 28, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home
63 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton, Ma 02135

Celebration of Life
August 28, 2022

5:00 PM
Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home
63 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton, Ma 02135

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