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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Manuel Vieira from Açores Portugal wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:05 am
Mary silva from East providence wrote on May 20, 2020 at 9:58 am
God give you the strength and courage to go through these times of sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. And may the Holy Spirit console the whole family.
Lucy Pereira and Joseph M. from East Providence wrote on May 20, 2020 at 9:54 am
Dear Mrs Vieira, Tony, Sandy & Family, We are saddened to hear of the passing of our neighbor Antonio. We know he was a loving, caring man who had respect for family and friends. Antonio’s smile, the way I remember it, will never be forgotten. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our Sincerest Heartfelt Sympathy to the Vieira family. Sending Prayers. God Bless.
Manuel Vieira from Portugal Açores wrote on May 20, 2020 at 5:51 am
Irmão António Vieira
David Leonardo from Hollywood Florida wrote on May 20, 2020 at 12:13 am
Tony and family, our deepest condolences during this very hard time. Your Dad’s legacy will always be his family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Sandy & Jimmy Medeiros from East Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm
Sandy & family my deepest condolences during this difficult time. Antonio will be greatly missed every time I visited him & your mom I felt so close to my dad just like he was with us. All the beautiful stories he would talk about was so inspiring & what he love to do. May he Rest In Peace with all the angels & loved ones that have gone before us! Love ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Helen Stringer from Southborough wrote on May 19, 2020 at 9:35 pm
Dear Sandy, Tony, Mrs Viera and Family, Please accept our condolences during this very difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your loving memories moving forward. Helen and Paul Stringer
Steve Rodrigues from East Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 9:13 pm
Tony, Sandy & Mrs. Vieira, I’m so sorry for loss. Mr. Vieira was a great Dad & Husband who will be sadly missed! My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time..... xoxo
Robert Kent from Seekonk MA wrote on May 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm
Tony and family you have my sincere condolences for your loss and hope you and your family get through these troubling times.
Ed and Alicia Lamantia from North Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 6:19 pm
Tony and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. My memory live forever through you and the family. God bless.
Ed and Alicia Lamantia from North Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 6:19 pm
Tony and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. My memory live forever through you and the family. God bless.
Jim and Joan Miller from East Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 3:46 pm
Our condolences, so very sorry for your loss.
Melanie Shea from Cumberland wrote on May 19, 2020 at 2:54 pm
Sandy and family, Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Your dad will always be watching over you. Ian and Melanie Shea
Edgar Rebelo from Ponta Delgada, S. MIGUEL - ACORES wrote on May 19, 2020 at 2:26 pm
To his wife Ferrnandahis sons, his brothes and he whole family I express my deepest sympathy for the passing of mydear friend Antonio. I will always remember the good times that we had nas Festas do Espirito Santo here in Rabo de Peixe. May the family be strong during this time and may the Lord have him on eternal Rest. So long Tony.. R.I.P
Dawn Martino from Cranston wrote on May 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm
Sandy and family I'm sorry you're going through this difficult time and I'm praying for peace for you and your family. Losing a loved one is difficult I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn and Tom
Helen Oliveira from East Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 1:55 pm
Sandy, Tony and Sra. Vieira, I am so very sorry for your loss and hope all the wonderful memories will help you through this very difficult time.
Joe & Lucy Furtado from Mississauga, Ontario Canada wrote on May 19, 2020 at 12:26 pm
To Mrs. Vieira, Sandy & Tony, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your father’s demise I know it’s not any easy phase for you It’s so tough to cope with such loss but, you have to stay strong for him So that you can make him smile above May his soul Rest In Peace In our memories he will be at peace! Jose & Lucia Furtado
Steve Gianlorenzo from East Providence R.I. wrote on May 19, 2020 at 10:38 am
To Tony & the Vieira Family,I met your Dad 36 years ago when he built his home.He was always a gentleman to talk to & I am so sorry for your loss.Steve G.