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Hazel A. (Alphonse) Viera

March 14, 2017

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Hazel A. (Alphonse) Viera, 92, of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at home after a long illness.  She was the wife of the late Carlos Viera.

Born and raised in Fairhaven, daughter of the late Antone R. Alphonse, Sr. and Antonia (Chaves) Alphonse, she lived in New Bedford prior ot settling in Fairhaven in 1965.  She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, in Fairhaven.

Hazel was a stitcher for over 30 years at Mass Shirt.  She will be remembered by all that knew her, for her sense of humor and bluntness.

Survivors include her son in law, Gary Ashworth of Fairhaven;  sister, Irene Mandeville of Fairhaven;  two grandchildren, Heidi Freitas and Scott Ashworth both of Fairhaven;  five great grandchildren, Billy Dias, Jacob Ashworth, Cassie Freitas, Lindsey Ashworth and Lacey Freitas;  great, great grandson, Elliott Dias and many nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Viera was the mother of the late Patricia Ashworth and Bonnie Lee Taber and sister of the late Antone Alphonse, Jr., John and William Alphonse, Ida Pacheco, Alminda Souza and Mary P. Martins.

Funeral Information

Calling hours are Friday, from 5-8pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. 

Her funeral will be Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 8:00am, from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am in St. Mary’s Church, Fairhaven.  Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P. O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.


Visitation:  Fairhaven Funeral Home

Service:  St. Mary's Fairhaven

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