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John Bruce Bento

December 20, 1938April 1, 2021

John B. Bento, 82 of New Bedford passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in St. Anne's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Diane J. (Poirier) DeMello Bento.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late John and Alexandria (Vardo) Bento, he was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. He was employed as a Maintenance Forman for Furniture City for more than 20 years prior to his retirement. John loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving and caring man, who was always willing to help others in need. He enjoyed camping, fishing and flea markets. He also enjoyed tinkering around the families home.

In addition to his loving wife Diane, he is survived by his children, Richard Bento and his wife Connie of New Bedford and Colleen Gonsalves of New Bedford; a brother Kenneth Rapoza of Fairhaven; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew. He was the father of late Troy M. DeMello.

John's Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 12:00PM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation prior from 10:00 to 12:00PM. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funerahome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, April 5, 2021

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Christine Medeiros

April 5, 2021

Dear Diane and family,

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. Love never dies! You will always have the precious memories that will comfort you. I am not saying by any means that the road ahead is going to be easy, just one day at a time and this will get you through.

Love, Christine and John Medeiros
George Mello Jr.

CINDY NICKERSON

April 5, 2021

DIANE & COLLEEN
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, JOHN WAS THE THE MOST GENEROUS, CARING MAN A FAMILY, FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR COULD HAVE. WE HAVE SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF TIME SPENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH YOU ALL. WE ARE KEEPING YOU IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

CINDY, JEAN AND STEVE

Steven and susan Lefkowit z

April 4, 2021

Fond memories of you John when you worked at Furniture City.
Sorry to Diane and family for your loss.
Luv Steven and Susan Lefkowitz ❤

steven hebert

April 3, 2021

i Will miss you old friend john was a great friend . may you rest in peace . my Condolence to his wife diane , and children so sorry for your loss \\
Silent Key (WA1NBL john bento) 73 old friend

Carol Pimentel

April 3, 2021

Diane,
It's been a long time since I have seen you. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Carol Pimentel

Kenneth Rapoza

April 2, 2021

My brother was my life long rock.
I have no words to say how munch I will miss him!
I loved him at all connections we made.
I always LOVED him no matter what
Ken .....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY