Jose C. "little Joe" Vieira
longtime resident of Lowell; 55
LOWELL -- Jose C. "little Joe" Vieira, age 55, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Lowell General Hospital after an extended illness. For thirty seven years, he was the beloved husband of Maria F. (Andrade) Vieira.
Joe was born in São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on March 25, 1959, a son of the late Jose Vieira do Porto and Maria Lurdes (Brum) Vieira. He was a longtime resident of Lowell and a communicant of St. Anthony Parish.
Prior to his illness, he was employed as a mechanic at Prince Packaging in Lowell for seventeen years.
Joe was an avid soccer fan and animal lover. He enjoyed anything that had to do with cars and would often be seen visiting with his friends at his nephew, Mario's Garage in Lowell. Most of all, Joe loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored.
Besides his wife Maria, he is survived by his three children, Joey Vieira, Jr. and his wife Melanie (Bettencourt) Vieira, Theresa (Vieira) Bonanno and her husband Nicholas, all of Dracut, and Jessica Vieira of Lowell; three grandchildren, Cameron, Chloe and Jax; two sisters, Maria Pereira and Maria Silva and her husband, Fernando, all of Lowell; also several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews including Mario, Sandra and Helena Pereira. He was the brother-in-law of the late Mario Pereira.
VIEIRA -- Relatives and friends may call at the M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell, on Wednesday, August 27, from 4 until 8pm. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Anthony Church, 893 Central St., Lowell. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to St. Anthony Parish, 893 Central St., Lowell, MA 01852. To share your thoughts and memories of Joe, please visit www.laurinfuneralhome.com
M.R. Laurin & Son Funeral Home
295 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 26, 2014