Maria Albertina (Furtado) Vieira, 85 of State Street passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late Jose Moniz Vieira.
Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Michael, she was the daughter of the late Jose Manuel Lucas and Maria Filomena Furtado. She is survived by her children Filomena Machado (the late John Machado) of Warren, John Vieira and his wife Etelvina of Bristol, Gorette Goncalves and her husband Billy of Bristol, Jose Vieira and his wife Maria Gorette of Warren, Jaime Vieira and his wife Sandra of Bristol, Tony Vieira and his wife Linda of Bristol, Lucie Goncalves (the late Fernando) of Bristol, Inez Vieira of Riverside, Mario Vieira and his wife Sandy of Warren and Frank Vieira and his wife Sandra of Swansea;
35 grandchildren; Nelly Rodrigues, Jennifer Machado, Junior Machado, Derek Machado, Tony Vieira, John Vieira, Rui Vieira, Tiago Vieira, Vina Vieira, Susie Vieira, Nelly Oliveira, Paul Goncalves, Jessica Silva, Tina Cardoso, Elizabete Vieira, Patricia Beaupre, Goretti Teixeira, Jose Vieira, Jaime Vieira, Ashley Vieira, Jeffrey Vieira, Joshua Vieira, Stephanie Vieira, Karina Sullivan, Antonio Vieira Jr., Felicia Vieira, Liliana Ledo, Erika Goncalves, Bethanie Goncalves, Jonathan Pinheiro, Brenda Pinheiro, Alex Pinheiro, Tiffany Vieira, Brian Vieira, Colton Vieira,
42 great-grandchildren Keiana Rodrigues, Karissa Rodrigues, Tristan Chaves, Alexa Machado, Olivia Machado, Andrew Vieira, Nathan Vieira, Cameron Vieira, Ella Vieira, Christian Vieira, RJ Vieira, Skyler Vieira, Austin Oliveira, Ethan Oliveira, Selena Goncalves, Maison Goncalves, Lyla Silva, Leah Silva, Logan Silva, Angelica Vieira, Kimberly Vieira, Angel Demelo, Jasmine Demelo, Emily Demelo, Alex Correia, CJ Correia, Aaliyah Vieira, Katie Vieira, Julian Vieira, Bentley Vieira, Ava Teixeira, Ella Teixeira, Alyana Vieira, Jacob Sullivan, Caleb Sullivan, Mackenzie Sullivan, Rosalie Vieira, Emily Vieira, Mya Goncalves, Emma Goncalves, Gabriella Ledo.
She was the grandmother of the late Jimmy Vieira and Jeffrey Vieira and sister of the late Maria Gloria Sedoma and Maria Inez Carrita.
Mrs. Vieira was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Church and devoted to the Holy Ghost. Her life was led by her profound love and faith in God. Her greatest joy came from being surrounded by her large family. She was happiest when singing her favorite songs, cooking and playing cards with her family.
Above all, she will be remembered as a loyal and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and for her fabulous bighearted hugs and kisses.
Her funeral services were held January 5th from the George Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Marinaldo Batista at St. Elizabeth’s Church. Liturgical readings were by Felicia Vieira and Erica Goncalves. The Prayer of the Faithful was read by Stephanie Vieira and the offertory gifts were presented by Filomena Machado, Gorette Goncalves, Lucia Goncalves and Ines Pinheiro. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Joao Vieira, Jose Carlos Vieira, Jaime Vieira, Antonio Vieira, Mario Vieira and Frank Vieira.