Antonio Vieira, 85, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a brief battle with Covid 19. He was the husband of the late Angelina (Medeiros) Vieira.
Born in St. Jorge, Portugal, son of the late Flavio and Anna (Felix Silveira) Vieira DaSilva, he came to New Bedford in 1978. Mr. Vieira was a whaler in Portugal and here he worked for AFC Cable. He also did various odd jobs such as day fishing, landscaping, painting and worked in restaurants.
He was an avid soccer fan and followed his Sporting team. Antonio enjoyed his time meeting friends at coffee shops and especially Knuckle Heads to play KENO.
He is survived by his children, Louis, Fernando and Carmen Vieira all of Portugal, Joao and Antonio and his wife Linda all of New Bedford, Anna (Vieira) Figueroa of New Jersey and Rosa Vieira of Fall River; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Vieira was the father of the late Ildemaro Vieira and he was the last of four children.
Calling hours are Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 4-7pm in the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. His funeral will be private and cremation will follow.
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