Antonio Edward Vieira

Antonio Edward Vieira, 76, of Richfield Avenue, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home. He was the husband of Maria Fernanda (Nunes) Vieira to whom he was married 50 years.

Antonio  Born in Rabo De Peixe, Sao Miguel, Azores was a very spiritual and loving man.  His life was exemplified by his love of family, friends, strong work ethic, playing cards, watching Benfica, wine making and unwavering passion for the Holy Spirit.  He was a son of the late Antonio Sebastiao and Albertina Berta (Tavares) Vieira. After leaving the Azores, he lived in Bermuda for 12 years before coming to the United States in 1978.  Mr. Vieira was a machine operator and Union Treasurer for American Insulated Wire before retiring and also ran his own landscaping business.  He was one of the founding members and former Presidents of Amigos de Rabo De Peixe and one of the founding members, Vice President and Mordomo-2009 of Irmanadade de Sr. Bom Jesus, as well as an active member of other social and charitable organizations amongst the Portuguese community. He was a faithful communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church who enjoyed traveling, especially going back to his beloved Azores, California and Italy.  Antonio was truly a ray of light with an infections smile, his spirit will live in our hearts forever.

Besides his wife he leaves two children, a son Antonio “Tony” and his wife Suzanne,  daughter Sandy, four grandchildren, AJ Vieira, Andrew Vieira, Collin Silva, Connor Silva and of the late Sarah Vieira Silva. He also leaves four brothers and five sisters including;  Jose Vieira and his late wife Mary, Felipe Vieira and his wife Natalia, Odete Alberto and her husband Jose Maria, , Fatima Leitao and her late husband Eduardo, Silvana Paiva and her husband Felipe,  Maria Jose Albano and her late husband Jose,  Alfonso Vieira and his wife Filomena, Emanuela Galvao and her husband Joao and Manuel Francisco Vieira and his wife Maria. He also leaves 38 nieces and nephews and many other relatives.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic his funeral will be private. Live streaming of the funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends will be invited to attend a memorial Mass in celebration of Antonio’s life, at St. Francis Xavier Church at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.


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The Leandre Family from Warwick wrote on May 23, 2020 at 3:49 pm
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
The Leandre Family from Warwick wrote on May 23, 2020 at 3:48 pm
Matilda Perrigo from Warwick wrote on May 23, 2020 at 11:44 am
To the Vieira Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Vieira’s passing. He was such a kind, gentle man. My heart goes out to all of you... Sincerely, Matilda
Kathleen Ethier from Uxbridge wrote on May 23, 2020 at 8:02 am
I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man... The time I spent with your family was pure heaven and joy... I was the one who was blessed to meet your family. Please keep in touch any time love Kathy..... Hugs to toto I gonna get your bed
Antonio M Galvao from East Providence wrote on May 22, 2020 at 8:47 pm
I am so sorry for the passing of Mr. Vieira,I just learned today, may God rest his soul in peace. 🙏
Goretti M Pacheco from East Providence wrote on May 22, 2020 at 9:55 am
We are so sorry to learn of Mr. Vieira's passing. He was a wonderful gentleman and we have fond memories of him when we visited Italy. We had such a great time with him and his wife. Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Vieira and his entire family. May he rest in peace in God's eternal glory.
João Pacheco from East Providence wrote on May 21, 2020 at 6:51 pm
Sentidas condolências a toda a família. Ótimas memórias do Sr. António aquando os eventos culturais da Casa Dos Açores. Pessoa honesta, trabalhadora, amiga, etc. A comunidade de East Providence está mais pobre. Paz à sua alma
Diane Darling from North Providence wrote on May 21, 2020 at 6:35 am
To Antonio’s family, I’m so sorry for the loss of Antonio. He was a wonderful man. I so enjoyed working with him. May he forever rest in peace. Please know that thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers
Ricardo Farias wrote on May 20, 2020 at 7:27 pm
As mais sentidas condolências para toda família. O Sr. Vieira era sempre muito simpático para comigo e um verdadeiro amigo da comunidade portuguesa. Que a sua alma descanse em paz e que o Divino Espírito Santo proteja sempre a sua esposa, filhos e netos.
Ana Martins from West Warwick wrote on May 20, 2020 at 7:26 pm
Sandy, my condolences to you and the family, give your mom a hug for. Your in my prayers and thoughts . How crazy I was talking about him on Sunday not even knowing that he had gone to heaven earlier that day. Until we meet again senhor Antonio RIP . Love always his favorite phlebotomists
Jackie Cardoso from St Petersburg wrote on May 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm
My dearest Sandy, my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. I remember your dad as a gentle spirit, may that gentle spirit give you peace knowing he is with you always in heart and watches from above. Earth has no sorrow Heaven cannot heal. -Jackie
Mrs. Maria Ester Avila from Johnston Rhode Island wrote on May 20, 2020 at 3:04 pm
O Sr. Antônio Vieira, está no reino de Deus. Ele era uma pessoa muito alegre, sempre pronto para ajudar principalmente no que fosse preciso po Espírito Santo! Descanse em paz. Os meus sentimentos á família toda.
Manuel Francisco Vieira from Ribeira Grande Açores wrote on May 20, 2020 at 11:59 am
Que Deus o Abençoe o Divino Espírito Santo esteja com ele para sempre, com a eterna saudade deste teu irmão Francisco até um dia.
Derek and Rachael wrote on May 20, 2020 at 11:03 am
To the Vieira Family......We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. May his love and light surround you to help comfort you..... always.❤️
Manny and Shannon Paiva from Windsor, Ontaro wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:51 am
We are saddened by the loss of a wonderful man, who cared so much about family as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. We will remember Tio Antonio's smile and laugh as they always filled a room. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always.
Dennis and Christina van Dorst from London wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:31 am
Our hearts are with you all today. We mourn a loving and caring man who valued family above everything. We send you our love and strength. We wish we could be together at this time and hope that in a few months we will be able to celebrate Tio Antonio.
Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Silva from Riverside wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:30 am
May God give your family strength through this difficult time! Sending our condolences to your entire family! We love you! Tony was a great man and was very loved! May he Rest In Peace! Sending our hugs and kisses and wish we could be there to support your family!
Neuza Vieira from Castelo Branco wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:11 am
David Laughlin & Jealani Laughlin from East Providence wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:07 am
So very sorry for your loss. We know the lord is looking over such a beautiful spirit. Sending all our love to the Vieira family.
Manuel Vieira from Açores Portugal wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:05 am