Leon F. Vieira Sr. died on Saturday, December 7, at the age of 88, in Buena Park, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Joann Alice Fofi.
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He was born in Freeland, to Frank and Mary (Silvia) Vieira. Leon lived most of his life in Clarks Summit. He retired in Buena Park, Cailf.
Leon was a family man and found great pleasure spending time with his family. Affectionately known as "Pa Lee," Leon enjoyed taking his grandchildren panning for gold, to the beach and theme parks. He also spent many hours admiring his grandchildren as they participated in their various sports activities.
Leon was self-taught on the accordion and spent many hours playing for family and friends. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening and trying his hand at the casinos.
Also surviving are his six daughters, Mary; Ann Marie and husband, Tony; Christina and husband, Greg; Donna Marie; Teresa and husband, Mike; and Joann; his six sons, Leon Jr.; Anthony and wife, Elizabeth; Joseph and wife, Tina; Michael, Daniel and David; his 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel DeLucy.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Frank "Frankie;" a brother, Joseph; three sisters, Marie Venero, Hilda Gavaille and Helen Hess.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 11 in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Pa. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Mass. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Leon Vieira to the Northeast Pa. Lions Eye Bank, 2346 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jennings
Jennings Calvey Funeral Home
111 Coburn Avenue Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on June 18, 2014