Arlene E. Viera of New Bedford died on May 22. She was 77.
Born on November 10, 1935, Arlene was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Fauteux) Viera. She grew up on the Vineyard and still has sisters and family here. She moved to New Bedford where she worked for Coyne Textile services as a laborer.
In her younger years she enjoyed knitting. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved attending her adult day care.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Viera Woodcock of New Bedford, and Lillian Colligan and Elizabeth Searle, both of Vineyard Haven; many nieces and nephews and cousins and their families.
She was predeceased by her brother, John Viera Jr., and her sister, Shirley Zilinek.
A memorial service will be held at the Faith Community Church, 316 Meetinghouse Way, Edgartown, on June 4 at 4 pm.
Funeral arrangements by Boule Funeral Home, Fall River. Memorial Service to be held from 4 to 6 pm on May 29 at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.