BENTO, Paul J. Of Auburn passed away at his home on Friday August 12, 2016 at the age of 73. He was born in Fall River, MA son of the late Joseph and Mary (Murphy) Bento. Paul graduated from De LaSalle Academy in Newport, RI. He later graduated from Providence College with a B.S. in Physics and holds a M.S. in Physics from Syracuse University. He also was involved in graduate studies at Loyola University, Framingham State College and Fitchburg State College in science, school administration and curriculum. |
Paul began his career in education in 1964 as a science teacher at Hopkinton High School. He was instrumental in securing federal funding for a variety of academic programs which he developed. The experience proved invaluable to him as Joseph P. Keefe Technical School's first academic coordinator when the school opened in 1973. He later became the Superintendent-Director until 2004. After retiring from Keefe he worked at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for ten years. Along with his love of teaching and vocational education, Paul was an avid stamp collector for sixty one years. Paul is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Susan (Hart) Bento; two sons both successful graduates of Keefe Tech, Bryan R. Bento of Ashland and David T, Bento of Medfield; four grandchildren, Michele (Bento) Manganello, Amy (Bento) Duffy, William Bento and Jonathan Bento; two great grandchildren, Connor and Molly Duffy; two nieces and five nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John, Joseph, William and Robert and his sister, Mary and nephew, Tom Blake. A celebration of Paul's wonderful life will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2:00-4:00PM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, AUBURN with a Service of Remembrance beginning at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, 780 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118 or to Jewish Healthcare Hospice, 629 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609. To leave a note of condolence for Paul's family or to visit his Book of Memories, please visit, www.
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 18, 2016