Beatrice (Vieira) Andrews, 93, of Fairhaven, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018, at Our Lady's Haven after a long illness. She was the wife of the late John Andrews.
Born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late Edward S. and Alexandrina (Aguiar) Vieira, she settled in Fairhaven in 1978. Beatrice had worked in the garment industry for many years at various manufacturer's including, G & T and Ronnie's until her retirement in 1980.
She enjoyed music, loved to sing and was a self taught organist.
She is survived by a son, Russell J. Andrews of Acushnet; three daughters, Donna M. Tracey and her husband the late Thomas Tracey of Acushnet, Debra Ann Almeida and her husband Jack of New Bedford and Suzen Ann Peirce and her husband Arthur of Acushnet; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; four great, great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Andrews was the mother of the late John E. Andrews and his late wife Pauline and sister of the late Edward Vieira, Marie Alexandrina Fonseca and Angelina Appling.
The family would like to thank the staff at Our Lady's Haven and hospice for the wonderful care they gave Beatrice over the years.
Calling hours are Tuesday, from 4-8pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
Her funeral service will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 10:30am, in the funeral home followed by interment in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford.
DEC 18. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719