Catherine R. Botelho, 79, East Providence

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Catherine R. (Allienello) Botelho, 79, of Freeborn Avenue, died peacefully on Jan. 19, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Joseph F. Botelho for 58 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Laura (Kopke) Allienello. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Mary Academy-Bay View. Her passion was spending time with her husband and family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Laura Jean Souza and her husband, John; Anthony J. Botelho and his wife, Eileen; Pasquale Botelho and his wife, Christine; Lisa M. DeOliveira and her husband, John; and Kimberly A. Kollett and her husband, Michael, all of East Providence.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by her brother, Victor R. Allienello of Narragansett and half-sister Gina Ainsworth and step sister Catherine Lanoue, both of Cape Cod.
Her funeral was held from Rebello Funeral Home, East Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at St. Francis Xavier Church, East Providence. Burial took place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

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