Obituary : Jeremias M. Vieira
Jeremias M. "Jerry" Vieira, 70, of Norton and formerly of Martha's Vineyard, died on Thursday, June 19, surrounded by his loving family at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Bernadette M. (Medeiros) Vieira, to whom he was wed on April 9, 1961.
Born in the Azores in St. Michael, Portugal, he was a son of Gabriel and Maria (Miguel) Vieira.
He grew up and was educated in Portugal. In 1969 he moved to America and settled in Edgartown. He made his home in Edgartown for 38 years before moving to Norton in February.
Mr. Vieira was a Paint Foreman employed at Edgartown Marine for 20 years before retiring. He had previously worked for several years at Grant & Carbon, also on the Vineyard.
An avid Red Sox fan, he took great pride in tending to his yard and grape vines. His family was very important to him, and he loved to show his support by attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
In addition to his beloved wife of 47 years, he is survived by his devoted children: Lenea M. Vieira of Norton, Marilda V. Hollister and her husband, Todd, of Edgartown, Dalila V. Byrnes and her husband, Eric, of Walpole, Elsa Vieira of Plymouth, and Inezia V. Adams and her husband, Robert, of Norton; his cherished grandchildren, Michael Jackson, Nicholas Hathaway, Tyler Hathaway, and Christopher Hathaway, all of Edgartown, Emily Byrnes and Joseph Byrnes both of Walpole, and Megan Adams, Zachary Adams and Jared Adams all of Norton. His former son-in-law, Michael Hathaway of Edgartown; one brother and two sisters of Ontario, Canada, and many nieces and nephews also survive him.
His funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, June 23, in St. Mary's Church in Norton. Burial followed in the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Vieira's memory to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Norton Memorial Funeral home 19 Clapp St. Norton.
For additional information, please visit nortonmemorial.com