Belmira DePaiva Bento, 97 passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Joao Francisco Sousa. She was born in Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Azores a daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Pereira) Bento. She leaves two daughters, Fatima Santos of East Providence and Rafala Matos of Canada, two sons, Oliverio Vieira of New Bedford and Joao Francisco Sousa of Sao Miguel, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her funeral services will be held in Sao Miguel.