Sylvie L. San Bento - North Providence

Sylvie L. San Bento - North Providence

Sylvie L. (Fortin) San Bento, 50, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer.

She was the beloved wife of Michael San Bento; the beloved mother of Brittany San Bento and her fiancé, Chad Schmidt, of Fall River, Mass., and Alexandria San Bento; and loving grandmother of Xavier San Bento, both of North Providence. She is also survived by her mother, Madeline Fortin and her boyfriend, Kevin McSally of North Attleboro, Mass.; her father, Real Fortin and his wife, Carol of Ocala, Fla.; her sister, Linda Tager and her husband George of Central Falls; her brother, Michael Fortin and his wife Kelly of Norwell, Mass.; her brother, Richard Fortin of Warren; her nieces and nephews; and loving extended family.

Born in St. Come, Quebec, Canada, Sylvie moved to Rhode Island when she was 6 years old and had lived in North Providence for more than 40 years. She was a 1981 graduate of North Providence High School. She was a gold buyer for Countrywide Gold Buyers, Cranston.

Sylvie loved life, family and friends, going to the beach, cooking Italian food and eating Twizzlers. Her beautiful eyes and smile would light up a room. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated THURSDAY, APRIL 4 at 11 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, 155 Power Road, Pawtucket. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln WEDNESDAY 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sylvie’s memory to Ovations for a Cure, 251 W. Central Street, Suite 35, Natick, MA 01760 would be appreciated ( For Directions and Guest Book, please visit