Michael C. Bento

February 24th, 2020

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, son-in-law, 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, P. O. Box 171313, Boston, MA  02117.


44 Entries in Guest Book for “Michael C. Bento”

  1. Pam and Ken MacArthur says:

    Ron, Chris and the whole family

    Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss
    Prayers and Hugs to everyone

    Live Ken and Pam

  2. Bill and JoAnn Finnerty says:

    Ron, Chris and all the Bento family

    We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your son Michael. We offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family

  3. The Fugere Family says:

    We’d like to extend our deepest condolences to the entire Bento Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  4. John Murphy says:

    So sorry for your families loss. Glad I got to talk about our childhood memories at the class reunion in November. He was a great person! Will be a sad world without him in it! RIP MIKE

  5. Mort and Janel Smith says:

    Mr & Mrs Bento, Dana, and Family.
    There are no words we can say to truly express how sorry we are to hear of Michael’s passing. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Deepest sympathies, Mort & Janel Smith

  6. Scott Marquis says:

    My deepest condolences to Ron, Chris and the entire Bento Family. Thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  7. Larry and Ginny Mauriello says:

    Our sincere condolences to Ron, Chris and the entire Bento Family. We’re very sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Matthew Fiore says:

    Ron, Christine & the entire Bento family, I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Joe McNamara says:

    I would like to extend my deepest condolences for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  10. Stacie Murphy says:

    My thoughts, prayers and love to all of you during this difficult time.

  11. Angela Tentindo & Mike Tentindo says:

    So sorry for your loss, thinking of your family during this difficult time.

  12. Joyce and Tim O'Dea says:

    to the whole Bento family, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Son. May he rest in peace.

  13. Jennifer Splaine Crane says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  14. Ken Bourinot says:

    My condolences to the Bento family. Very sorry for your loss.

  15. Paula Barrett says:

    I am very sorry for your loss.. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Kimberly Mar says:

    My deepest condolences to the Bento Family. I’m so sorry for you’re loss and you are all in my prayers.

  17. Sonya Ross (Budd) says:

    So sorry for your loss. Mike was a great friend in highschool, we were in band together. He was such a great person. I am thinking about you and sending prayers.

  18. Toto Family says:

    A life taken to soon. My sincere condolences to the Bento Family. .

  19. Liza Allen says:

    My heart felt condolences to Dana and Mike’s family. I thoroughly enjoyed working with and discussing course content with Mike as we pursued our graduate degrees. We shared common interests and I enjoyed continuing our connection on Facebook. I am truly stunned and saddened at his unexpected passing.

  20. scott white says:

    To the Bento family my thought and prayers are with you . So sorry for your loss

  21. Darryl Van Tassel & Adriano Piris says:

    Our sincere condolences to the Bento family. Mike was our personal trainer. He was the best at his craft. He was also a great friend. Always with a cheerful attitude and an endless smile. He brought quality and loving care to our gym. He will be dearly missed.

  22. Howie & Ginger Benassi says:

    Ron, Christine and family. Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  23. First Dental Associates says:

    ALL of us at First Dental Associates are at a loss of words. Michael was much more than a patient he was a wonderful man and we looked forward to seeing him. He was very kind and made sure he greeted all of us at every appointment. We are very sorry for your great loss, we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers. DR. Nasrin Sadeghi and Staff

  24. Richard J King says:

    My condolences to your family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  25. Sally Gravallese says:

    Stan and I send our prayers and deepest sympathies to Ron and Chris and your family on the death of your son.

  26. Pamela Cazeau says:

    My condolences to the Bento family. I pray that God’s peace, comfort and strength will be with you in your time of bereavement.

  27. Rachel Macauley says:

    I’m so sorry – words cannot express. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family

  28. Sha Manyfield says:

    I was so sad to hear this.
    My prayers are with you and your family


  29. JR and Tracy Surprenant says:

    Dear Dana, Mr and Mrs Bento and your entire family, We are so deeply sorry. Mike was a dear, dear friend. He was truly one of the kindest people we have ever known. He always had that warm, impish smile. Our thoughts are with you all. We know the deep of love Dana and Mike and how you are all such a close family and how heartbroken you all must be. Love and prayers to all of you. The memories of Mike will make us smile forever, he was that kind of guy. love JR & Tracy

  30. Steve & Chelby Stephens says:

    Dana, Chelby and I send our love for you and your family. We wish we could be there for you. You will be in our prayers.

  31. The Vasseur Family says:

    Our condolences and love to the Bento family at this difficult time. Michael touched so many lives with his compassion and kindness for people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  32. joan doucette says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, a young man in his prime. I knew him gym,he was always so kind and friendly, always a cheerful smile.

  33. Gennaro and Charlotte Grasso says:

    to Dana, Chris, Ron and the rest of the Bento Family. Gennaro and I were
    truly saddened to hear that Mike had passed away. I thought of the
    wonderful times and friendship between Mike and Erminio. Erminio
    was so lucky to have such a wonderful, kind, and gentle friend. I know they
    were there for each other. We personally found Michael to be one of the finest young men we have known; and who better to be best friends with our
    son. We will hold on to the memories of high school band and the good fun they had. So sorry for your loss, we send our love and prayers to your entire family. Gennaro and Charlotte Grasso

  34. Judith Kincaid says:

    So sorry for your loss Chris and family. Prayers go out to you all. Judy Kincaid

  35. Mari Frauenheim says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    God bless all of you at this difficult time
    Sincerely,Mari Frauenheim

  36. Wayne Southard says:

    Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences for your sudden loss.

    With Sympathy,
    Wayne Southard

  37. Sally Radomski says:

    Stan and I send our prayers and deepest sympathies to Ron and Chris and their family on the loss of their son.

  38. Kelli Best says:

    What a beautiful tribute to Michael. I am so very sorry for your loss. Holding up Dana and the Bento family in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Sympathy and Care,

  39. Steve & Kerry Pepe says:

    Dana & Bento family: Kerry and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing, and we are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a dear friend to me growing up. He never failed to make me laugh pretty much all the time. I have so many memories of playing and listening to music with Mike. He was so talented! We will miss his kind soul and infectious sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  40. Harriet Stiddard says:

    Dear Dana and family,

    I am saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. Dana I recently met you at our Wilmington High School reunion. Mike whom I haven’t seen in years was so happy and kind. May his memory be eternal. May he rest in peace. Wishing you all strength with each day through this very difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Harriet (Feizidis) Stoddard

  41. Eden Coiro says:

    I knew Mike when I worked at CRP – more than a decade ago. He was so kind, funny and thoughtful – so much so, that he would send me a birthday message every year. I received that annual message 2 days before he passed. We exchanged a few messages to catch up… and then he didn’t respond to my last one. I just figured he was busy. My goodness. I am so sorry. I will miss our annual chats and will remember the time we worked together fondly. Sending blessings to his wife and family.

  42. Kristina Przyjemski says:

    Mike was such a stand up guy. So many great stories to share about him. Always warm and goofy and super talented. Condolences to all his family friends.

  43. Dave Blomgren says:

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, Dana. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  44. Diane Porcaro says:

    My condolences to you Christine, Ron and your entire family… prayers are with you all.

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