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Leo E. Bento

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Leo E. Bento Obituary

BENTO, Leo Edward, 84, of Hebron, formerly of Rocky Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 5, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine (Bloise) Bento for nearly 50 years. Leo was a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather and cherished his family above all else. He was born to the late Manuel and Maria (Cordeiro) Bento on October 11, 1929 in North Tiverton, RI and grew up in Fall River, MA. As a young man growing up in Fall River, he was involved in various sporting activities, including baseball, basketball and soccer. A lifelong Red Sox, Celtics and Giants fan, his passion for playing sports continued into his 80's as he was a fixture in Rocky Hill's recreational volleyball league. After graduation, Leo enlisted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he served proudly in the Army's Corps of Engineers. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he moved to Hartford where he met his beautiful wife Elaine. Leo and Elaine ultimately settled in Rocky Hill where they lived together for over 50 years. During his time in Rocky Hill, he spent many years supporting youth athletics as a coach, and was a huge fan of Rocky Hill High School's athletic programs. Leo was an avid gardener who loved to share his abundance of tomatoes with family and friends. Leo was a skilled machinist and supervisor for several manufacturing companies in the Hartford area. Leo leaves behind his sons, Leo Bento Jr. and his wife Lisa, of Hebron, Michael and John Osgood of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a daughter, Diane Boucher and her husband Jerry of Hebron, his grandchildren Adam, Gregory and Scott Bento, Dominick and Kenneth Boucher, Catherine Boucher Schaefer, Robin, Michael and Marni Osgood, Timothy and Jessica Osgood, four great-grandchildren, Jack, Benjamin, Michael and Alexandra, one sister, Rose Wilkinson of Somerset, MA and many dear nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son William Osgood, his sisters Mary Hodgson and Agnes Bento, and brothers Joe, John, Manuel and Alfred Bento. There will be a funeral service Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10 AM at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm Street, Rocky Hill. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford with military honors. Calling hours are Wednesday, 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Published in The Hartford Courant from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2014
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