Lento, Martha

May 15th, 2011

Martha P. (LoBuono) Lento, age 70, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 15, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.

Martha was born on July 21, 1940, in Boston and grew up in its’ “North End”. She graduated from Julie Billiart High School in 1958.

Martha married the love of her life Joseph P. Lento on June 10, 1961 and the couple moved to Somerville where they lived for 42 years, Martha and Joe had a wonderful life together and raised two beautiful children, they would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this coming June 10th. Martha was also a very active parishioner of St. Polycarps Parish in Somerville for many years.

Martha worked for the City of Somerville as a special education teachers assistant at Somerville High School for 16 years. Martha’s kindness and patience towards her students made her a favorite among the kids.

Martha’s favorite pastime was being with family and friends. She was a wonderful hostess and always made sure her family and friends felt at home. Her outgoing personality and unwavering devotion to those she loved was always evident and the holidays around the Lento household were filled with much love and laughter.

Martha enjoyed traveling and was blessed to have traveled with her husband, family, and friends to many wonderful destinations both home and abroad before her illness limited her later in life.

Martha will be fondly remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, and true friend. Martha and Joe moved to Wilmington in 2003 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

Martha was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Lento, devoted mother of Joseph V. Lento & his wife Rosemarie of Methuen and Claudia A. Gillis & her husband Timothy of North Reading, loving grandmother of Amanda Flowers and fiance Ronnie Aborn, Marisa Lento, Stephanie Lento, Danielle Gillis, Jessica Gillis, and great-grandsons Joseph and Anthony, cherished daughter of the late Vincent & Lillian (Dimino) LoBuono, dear sister of Joseph G. LoBuono & his wife Diane of Pepperell, sister-in-law of Elizabeth & Frank Tiso of Quincy, Emily & Charles Piccolo of Boston, and Angela & Kenneth Forte of Wilmington, Martha is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street, Wilmington at 11:30 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Wednesday, May 18th from 3-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Martha’s name may be made to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Cardiac Unit, c/o Development Office, 170 Governors Ave., Medford, MA 02155.


21 Entries in Guest Book for “Lento, Martha”

  1. Alan O'Connell says:

    My sympathies and prayers go out to the Lento family during this time of sadness and loss.

  2. The Currier Family says:

    We are so deeply saddened for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  3. Mary Marshall says:

    Claudia, My smpathies to all of your family. Your mom was such a sweatheart and I will remember her always. Love to you and your family.

  4. Tom & Irma Pascarella says:

    Martha…our dear dear beloved cousin and friend. We shared so many happy times in this life together. The memories of our family vacation trips will never fade and your face and smile will remain burned in our hearts and minds forever. Rest in peace love…give Lilly a big hug and a kiss for us too. Joe, you know that we will always be there for you and your family. Our love and God’s peace be with you.

  5. Judy Keane-Browne says:

    Dear Claudia and Lento Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very kind and loving person. She was never afraid to tell it like it was. I’m sure she will be missed by all. Rest in peace, Martha.

  6. Claudia Gillis says:

    No words in this world can say how much I am going to miss you!! You were not only the best mother a daughter could ask for but my best friend. I dont know how I am going to go on without you. I will cherish the relationship and memories I have had with you. You made my world a better place, you taught me and made me who I am today!!You taught me to love, cherish, and adore my family and friends. You made me a great mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. I will love you forever and ever. I will love you for the rest of my life and miss you every single day. Rest in peace mom.

  7. Susan and Nicole Costa says:

    Joe, Claudia, Timmy, Danielle, and Jess,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Martha was a wonderful lady! It was awesome to see her at all of your parties, and she always had a smile on her face. She is in heaven now and watching down on all of you.
    Our sympathy, love and prayers,
    Susan and Nicole Costa

  8. Bill says:

    Claudia, Joe and family,
    My sincere sympathy to you all duing this very difficult time. I always enjoyed her visits to school. Take comfort in all the many ways she modeled love and compassion for others. Others are better because of how she lived.

  9. Diane LoBuono says:

    I will miss you Martha. Who will say all the F words with me? and don’t worry I won’t talk about your brother!!!!! God Bless you and rest in peace sister-in-law.

  10. Brother Joe says:

    to my sister, I will miss you soooooo much. I Love you and you will always be in my heart.

  11. Nicholas Esposito says:

    Aunty Martha, you will always be missed and always be loved. You were so loving and always made me feel at home when my Grandparents would take me to visit. It is unfortunate I can not be with my family at this time because I am not living in Boston, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with everyone. I hope one day I can visit so we can all get together again. I send my love and deepest sympathy to all.

  12. Luis Rivera says:

    Auntie Martha, Your name say’s it all a loving caring lady special to me a loving caring Auntie. Even though we can’t see you your still there. It will always feel like your near. In our hearts even when were apart. Thank God your in a better place so R.I.P. So thanks for being great and filling all of us with love R.I.P Auntie Martha, now an angel from above.

  13. Karen Fitzgerald says:

    You were truly an amazing woman. I am so honored to have known you and to have lived with you and Joe for 7 yrs. You and Joe always welcomed me into your home with open arms and I couldn’t have picked a better place to move for my first apartment on my own. The smell of your sauce cooking as I walked up the stairs and by your door, always made me feel like I was home. You would always save a plate for me or I would just come in and sit with you guys and I loved every minute of it. I have spent so many wonderful memories with you and your family. You know how I feel about your daughter, she is the best friend anyone could ask for and I will be there for her through this very difficult time and always. Jake will miss his meema, you may be gone from our lives but you will certainly never ever be forgotten. RIP Martha, love you always,

  14. paula beck says:

    salt of the earth is what most people would call a women like Martha, beautiful,pleasant, honest, loving,caring, no holes barred, true to ones self and dedicated to her family. She will be missed. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.

  15. Linda Follett says:

    Claudia and family, I never had the pleasure to meet your Mom but can only imagine the loving person she was, to have raised such a great daughter like you Claudia, a best friend to all. You learn from example.
    I am truly sorry for your loss, she is now our forever angel.

  16. Lana Soricelli says:

    Auntie Martha,
    Thank you for listening to me, laughing with me, holding my hand and always being bold enough to straight up tell it like it is. Thank you for always caring and asking how my children and myself were doing. You so truly cared and loved us all. Thank you for being my wonderful aunt, my uncle’s loving wife and for the gift of your 2 children, Joseph and Claudia, for whom you raised to be outstanding individuals. Thank you for being YOU. You have meant so much to so many people. I will always cherish your memory and the times we had shared. Forever you will remain in my heart. God Bless you my aunt.
    Love You Always, Lana

  17. Pattie Murphy says:

    The world is a better place for having Martha in it. What a “hot-ticket”. Claudia and I were “in-seperable” for many years and my son Michael and I spent alot of time with Martha, Joe, Claudia, Amanda and Grandma Lilly. Martha and Joe always made you feel like part of the family. What I loved MOST was the relationship between Martha and Joe and the loved that they shared. THAT IS MARRIAGE AND WHAT MARRIAGE SHOULD BE. It’s for sure that anyone who knew Martha will miss her. She will surely be watching over her family now.

  18. Angela Forte says:

    Martha you may have been my sister in law but to me you were one of my sister’s.Thank you for being a loving wife to my brother Joe and a wonderful mother and grandmother and great grandmother. I’m going to miss your phone calls everyday. Everytime we came to visit you.You didn’t want us to leave.Don’t go stay a little longer.I wish you could have stayed a little longer
    with us. I know that some day we ‘ll be together again. I miis you already.
    With all my love Angela

  19. Dani Novia says:

    Dear Lento Family:

    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Martha. She was a wonderful woman who was loved very dearly by my grandparents Elaine and Tony Novia. May she rest in peace.

    Dani Novia (Elaine and Tony’s granddaughter)

  20. lolly( ciampa) naimo says:

    dear joe and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.
    peace be with all of you.

  21. Betsy DiMeo says:

    Joe, Claudia, Joseph and Family:
    I am at a loss for words to express how sad I am that we have lost Martha. She was a dear friend and I have always admired her spirit. She didn’t complain even when she wasn’t doing well. She was like the cat with nine lives. She kept coming back no matter what the adversity was. I guess even cats run out of luck and lives. I will miss her honesty, sincerity, goodness and friendship. My love to all of you.

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