Belmira Amorim, 85, of Wallingford, formerly of Hamden, entered into eternal rest to be with her beloved husband on May 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Ilidio Amorim, daughter of the late Alberto and Maria Leite. Besides her husband and parents she was predeceased by her siblings: Elvira Pereira (Joao), Arminda Leites, Adelia Leites, Mario Leites (Lucy), Laidinha Leite, Afonso Leite, and Antonio Leite. She is survived by her daughters Maria Hanley (Sean) of Wallingford, Bela Duque (Manny) of Wallingford, and Grace Sansonetti (John) of Sandy Hook, her grandchildren: Jennifer Kelly (Chris), Melissa Stensland (Paul), Juliana and Luke Sansonetti, great-grandchildren: Connor and Jacob Kelly, Olivia and Ava Stensland, her brother Manuel Leite (Marly) of New Haven, and sister Adelaide Barros (Mario) of Cheshire. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Rita Leite of FL, and Anna Leite of West Haven, and many nieces and nephews. Belmira was born September 29, 1933 in Agrela de Ervededo, Chaves, Portugal. She was an avid fan of her favorite soccer team Sporting club. She loved her family with all of her heart and would do anything for them. She was a great cook who loved cooking for her family, and she loved the holidays just to spend time with them. We have many cherished memories. Belmira immigrated to Brazil in 1954 and then to the USA in 1966. She was employed by the H.B.Ives Co. where she was a packer for 25 years until her retirement. Friends may visit with her family on Tuesday May 7, from 5-8 pm at BEECHER &BENNETT 2300 Whitney Ave Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by going to

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  1. My grandma was the most amazing woman. She was like a second mom to me. I have so many fond memories of her from my childhood. One of my favorites is making the Portuguese bread with her. Also, I loved spending our Sunday’s at her house where she’d make a huge meal for all of us. I use to love messing up her hair. It would get her all riled up, but I knew she secretly loved it. She was the most strong willed person, and would always tell it like it is. I loved that about her. As I got older and went to Southern, my friends and I would go to her house and she’d make us great meals. We all looked forward to those times. Then, I had my own children and they got to enjoy spending time with her. Connor loved her salad and Jacob her chicken they’d both raved about it. Now, she’d tease Connor about his rabbit and sucking his thumb the same way she’d done to me all those years ago. Our last time together was Easter Sunday, we all played two games of LCR, and Connor won both. She was so so excited for him! She kept saying she was his good luck charm, and she truly was all our good luck charms. We all loved her dearly and will miss her so very much. She’ll live on in our hearts and memories always xoxo Jen, Chris, Connor and Jacob Kelly

  2. So many amazing memories, all the Sunday family dinners, always bringing the grandkids to get ice cream, spending a week during the summer at their house (letting me do whatever I wanted). I’ll miss her amazing cooking, her strong exterior (we all would joke she was grumpy) but always loving and caring, she was the best grandmother and I only named a few things but I will miss everything about her. love you so much vovo!!

  3. It’s with such a sad heart to hear of the passing of this amazing women. Tia was always giving me her bits of her loving advice…and sometimes my reaction was too much for her and we would both breakout laughing. I had the pleasure of working by her side at Ives and it was always so much fun. Her and Tio were always with my parents…sharing food or playing card games. Great memories!! The love of Tia will endure in her amazing daughters, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
    Love, thoughts and prayers from us all – Joanna, Yamil, Justin, Marina, Mariela and Marisa

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