Joseph M. Vieira, 87, Warren

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Joseph M. Vieira, 87, of Libby Lane, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Miriam Hospital. He was the companion of Gail R. Almeida for over 26 years.

Mr. Vieira was born in Bristol, a son of the late Albano C. and Aldina S. ( Carvalho) Vieira. Joseph was a United States Army veteran , serving as a Technician, fifth grade , during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #11 Warren. A lifelong Warren resident, he was a wire inspector for the Kaiser Aluminum Company for over 41 years, before retiring in 1990. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

Mr. Vieira was a member of the sons of Madaleens & Chingazords and a member of the Kickemuit Village Tenants Association. He was one of the founders and past president of Warren Babe Ruth League, and was also a Little League coach for many years, coaching the Tigers.

For over 25 years he volunteered at the scoreboard for Warren High School football, Pop Warner football, and the Warren Indoor Soccer League.

Besides his companion, he leaves a son, Joseph M. Vieira Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Swansea; three daughters, Nancy Wujcik and her husband Edward of Warren, Susan Medeiros and her husband David of Barrington and Kathleen King and her husband Brant of Rodeo California; a sister Aldina Drobyski of Barrington; his grandchildren, Evan K. Wujcik, David S. Medeiros, Sarah B. Medeiros, Ian Costa, Kelly Finnigan, Julie Frost, Kaitlin Vieira and Jillian Vieira; five great-grandchildren; and one nephew, William R. Drobyski Jr. of Elm Grove, Wis.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 12, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road Warren, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Burial with military honors followed in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery.

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