CUMBERLAND - Maria A. (Ferreira) Bento, 89, formerly of Vineyard Avenue, passed away Monday in the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Fernando Bento.
Born in Figueiro da Serra, Gouveia, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Abel and Maria (Ferreira) Cardoso She moved to this country in 1967, settling in Pawtucket, and later residing in Cumberland for 32 years.
Mrs. Bento was employed as a Machine Operator for the Rhode Island Textile Company for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
She leaves her two daughters Rosaria Pinhancos of Cumberland and Suzana Carvalheira of Palm Coast, FL; two brothers, Antonio and Joao Cardoso of Portugal; four grandchildren, Joao Carvalheira, Nancy Russ, Fernando and Carlos Pinhancos; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Daniel, Manuel, Rosaria and Victoria Cardoso.
A celebration of her life will be held in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland, with Visiting Hours Wednesday from 5-8 PM. A prayer service will be held at 7PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will take place in the Town Cemetery of Mesquitela, Portugal.
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