Edward Vieira, 86
Edward Vieira, 86, of Mattapoisett passed away June 27 at Tobey Hospital after a period of declining health.
He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Pepin) Vieira.
Born and raised in Acushnet, son of the late John and Mary (Araujo) Vieira, he lived in Acushnet prior to moving to New Bedford and then to Mattapoisett in 2009.
He attended New Bedford Public Schools and New Bedford Textile School. In 1953 he was drafted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.
When he returned home he worked at Justin Clothing Manufacturing and other clothing manufacturers in the New Bedford area as an industrial sewing machine technician for 35 years.
Edward was very dedicated to the church. He was a eucharistic minister bringing Holy Communion to catholic patients at The Oaks Nursing Home and to the sick at home. In 2005 he received the Marian Medal from the Fall River Diocese.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He liked landscaping, planting flowers, and decorating at Christmas time.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Vieira and his wife Mary of Acushnet, Michael Vieira and his wife Patricia of Mattapoisett; two daughters, Diane Bergeron and her husband Scott of Acushnet and Doreen Brown and her husband Walter of Dartmouth; nine grandchildren, Jake Vieira, Taryn Semenec, Hayden Vieira, Hannah Vieira, Jennifer Cox, Allie Bergeron, Jared Lizotte, Katie Kochan, and Jonathan Duarte; two great-grandchildren, Lumina Vieira and Sadie Cox; and several nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Andrew Bergeron, and was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.
His funeral and burial will be private. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Meeting Street, One Pisa Place, Dartmouth, MA 02747, in honor of his late grandson, Andrew Bergeron who left us much too soon. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.