WILMINGTON, MA — Michael C. Bento, age 48, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at home from natural causes on February 24, 2020.
Michael was born on April 4, 1971, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital; he was the dear son of Ron and Chris Bento of Wilmington. Michael was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1989. Michael pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Human Movement at A. T. Still University.
Michael was known to be very passionate about fitness and wellness; he truly cared about others and wanted them to be at their best both physically and mentally. At the time of his death, Michael was employed at the Clubs at Charles River Park in Boston where he was the Head Fitness Trainer who was loved and well respected. Michael went above and beyond to help his clients as well as his co-workers be at their best.
Michael loved music and was a talented drummer and musician throughout his life. Michael performed with the Wilmington High School Band throughout his High School Career and beyond; he loved to perform, entertain the crowd and share his love of music with others.
Michael also enjoyed being outdoors and was very “in tune” with protecting the environment; he had a true passion for nature, the trees, the woods, the Lake in Maine and he thoroughly enjoyed relaxing with the sights and sounds of nature around him.
Michael will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love and devotion for his family; he married the love of his life Dana on April 25, 2010 and the two were inseparable since. Michael was a wonderful husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. He looked forward to family gatherings, holidays, special occasions and truly cherished the time he spent with his family; they were his world and he will forever be in their hearts.
Michael was the beloved husband and soulmate of Dana M. (Wilmot), cherished son of Ronald and Christine (Chetwynd) Bento of Wilmington, dear brother of Jeffrey Bento & wife Laura of Billerica, Daniel Bento & wife Jacqui of Andover and Leann Barden & husband Shawn of Billerica. Loving Uncle of Alicia, Kyle, Lindsay, Olivia, Leo, Kellan, Addie, Brody, Hannah and Lauren. Son-in-law of Carolyn Wilmot of Middleboro, brother-in-law of Michael & Patty Wilmot of Townsend and Brian Wilmot of Tiverton, RI. Nephew of Richard & Rita Bento, Carole Bryant and Linda Quinn. Michael is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Michael’s life at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory may be made to Inner City Weightlifting, 1 Kendall St., Cambridge, MA 02142.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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