Frances R. (Balliro) Bent, age 89, of Wilmington, formerly of Burlington and Somerville, passed away peacefully at home on October 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Arthur F. Bent, Sr., loving mother of Mary Fallica of Methuen, Arthur F. Bent, Jr. & his partner Rhonda Sylvia of Wilmington and the late Paula Hurynowicz, cherished grandmother of Cheryl & Thomas DiLeo, Sharon Greco, Gregory & Lisa Monteforte, Charles Monteforte, III, Jennifer & Michael Gledhill, Jaclyn & Billy Forbes, Joelle Bent, Anthony Sylvia and Sarah Sylvia, great-grandmother of Danielle & Jolon Chadwick, Jamie DiLeo, Nicole Greco, Ashley & Michael Fronduto, Gabrielle Greco, Tayler Greco, Nicholas Monteforte, Christopher Monteforte, Emily Monteforte, Christa Monteforte, C.J. Monteforte and Jake Charles Gledhill, great-great grandmother of Dylan Chadwick, Austin Chadwick, Rylen Chadwick, Ashlyn Chadwick, Brooklyn Houle, Michael Fronduto, Liliana Fronduto, Mia Fronduto, Nico Fronduto, Julian Ortiz and Malachi Desharnais, daughter of the late Rosario & Angela (Riccardi) Balliro, dear sister of Bruno and “Dee” Balliro of Revere, Mary Tzannos of Saugus, Lucille Winship of Plymouth, the late Joseph Balliro, Frankie Balliro, Rudy Balliro, Anthony Balliro, Billy Balliro, Rocco Balliro, Josephine Novello and Flora Monteforte. Frances is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave, (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Thursday, October 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, October 22nd, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Frances’ name can be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.