Isabel “ Bella” P. Gibau

Isabel “ Bella” P. Gibau, 89, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 30, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Gaudencio “Dedei” J. Gibau to whom she was married for 65 years.  She was born in Brava, Cape Verde, a daughter of the late Louis D. and Emilia (Fontes) Pina.

Mrs. Gibau was a seamstress and worked for the International Garment Union before she retired.  Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Gordon D. Gibau and his wife Leona of North Providence, John G. Gibau and his wife Christine of North Providence, four grandchildren, David Gibau, Tiffany Beltram, John Gibau and Amara Gibau, two great grandchildren, Theodore Beltram and Hannah Beltram.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hour’s will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 5-7 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence.  The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required at all times and only ten people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time.



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9 entries.
Rochelle Dumaine from Cumberland wrote on November 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm
My sincere sympathies to you, Tiffany and all your family. Your grandmother was truly loved by you all. And she will be missed. My prayers go out to you.
Michelle Hudson wrote on November 2, 2020 at 11:00 am
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending prayers. Michelle & Jordan Hudson
Jim and Gail DiPietro from Cranston wrote on November 2, 2020 at 12:03 am
To all the Gibau Families We’re so very sorry for your loss.A Beautiful Wife ,a special Mother May you always keep her in your heart ❤️ She always had a beautiful smile ❤️We pray for peace in knowing she’s looking down smiling on all of you ❤️May God bless you all
David John Correia from South Yarmouth wrote on November 1, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Ti Bella will be dearly missed. May she Rest In Peace ❤️
Jim Sheridan from Narragansett wrote on November 1, 2020 at 5:53 pm
John, Gordy, Leona, Chris, Mr. Gibau and family, My heart goes out to you all on the passing of your mother, wife, and grandmother. She was always so pleasant and I can still hear her laugh echoing off the kitchen walls downstairs as she was always laughing. The world is surely a colder and less friendly place with her gone. Im sorry I cannot attend the wake or mass as I am under quarantine til Nov. 6. I will watch online if the mass is streamed. Keep the faith, hug your loved ones and laugh a good laugh in honor of Mrs. Gibau. May she rest in peace.
Pauline DeSilva from Boston Mass wrote on November 1, 2020 at 2:41 pm
So sorry for your loss, May Bella rest in paradise..Love DeDe daughter Pauline and granddaughters Fatima and Me’lissa DeSilva.
Susan Gouveia from Riverside wrote on November 1, 2020 at 11:55 am
John, Chris, Johnny, & Amara, We are so sorry for your loss. I remember her and your Dad coming to hockey games. She was a true matriarch of your family. With our deepest sympathies and love, Raul, Sue, & family
Amy maclaughlin from West Warwick wrote on November 1, 2020 at 11:00 am
Too Gordon and family So very sorry of the passing of your mom My her memories always remain in your heart
Paula Iannucci from North Providence wrote on November 1, 2020 at 10:36 am
John. Christine. Amara and John, please accept our condolences in the loss of your Mother and grandmother. I have fond memories of our 4th of July nights at Notte Park and birthday parties over the years. She was a lovely woman. May your memories bring you peace. May she RIP.🙏 Love, Paula & Tessa.