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Joseph R. Vierra 04/22/2017

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joseph R. Vierra, 72, of South Attleboro died peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Patricia D. (Mello) Vierra since 1968.

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on March 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Joseph and Doris (Turgeon) Vierra.

Joe was a resident of South Attleboro for most of his life. He graduated from Attleboro High School in 1963 and later earned an Associate’s Degree in Management from Johnson & Wales University in 1977. While in high school, he excelled in baseball, soccer and competitive power walking. He won the 1961 N.E. Junior 10,000 Meter Walking Championship and also competed in a race up Mount Washington.

Joe proudly served in the Army for two years during the Vietnam War earning the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star and later, a service connected Purple Heart.

Before his retirement, he worked as a vending machine technician, the same position he held, all of his life.

Joe was a member of the Attleboro D.A.V. Chapter 91. He was an avid New England sports fan, enjoyed playing golf, and coached for the Attleboro White Hawks but what was most important to Joe was spending time with his family and friends, especially his cherished granddaughters.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Joseph Vierra , Timothy Vierra and his wife, Denise and Marc Vierra and two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kylie Vierra, all of South Attleboro.

He is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Irving of South Attleboro, Joan Machado and her husband Jack of Central Falls, three brothers, Donald Vierra and his wife Sue of South Attleboro, Paul Vierra and his wife Rachel of Cumberland and David Vierra and his wife Suzanne of Albion, two sisters-in-law Roberta Vierra of North Providence, Sandra Royal and her husband Ray of Louisiana, four brothers-in-law, Edward Mello of Pennsylvania, Bill Chambless and his wife Roxanne of North Carolina, Richard Chambless and his wife Stephanie of Nevada and Brian Chambless of Tennessee and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Michael Vierra.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 27 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 28 in St. Theresa’s Church, 18 Baltic Street, South Attleboro at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Veteran Services, 77 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

 

Comments  

#18 Richard&Inge Rec 2017-04-28 00:25
Our deepest sympathy to you and Family
#17 Michele Daniel Kerca 2017-04-27 19:56
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this hard time in all your lives ..In our thoughts Michele And Danny kercado and Jenna Silva
#16 Bob and Lynda Parker 2017-04-27 15:52
Our sincere condolences to the entire Vierra Family. A great friend and neighbor will be missed. Bob & Lynda Parker
#15 Mike & Jill Nelson 2017-04-27 14:48
We are sorry for your loss. Hoping you find peace
knowing he was loved by so many people.
#14 Adriene Piette Rollo 2017-04-26 22:08
My heartfelt condolences to Joannie and the entire Vierra family. It's been a long time since I last saw Joey but I remember him well from the old neighborhood. Sleep well - my thoughts and prayers go with you.
#13 Bob and Lynda Parker 2017-04-26 17:17
Our sincere condolences to the entire Vierra Family. A good friend and former neighbor, that will be missed.
#12 Bob Dussault 2017-04-26 03:38
My sincere condolences and sorrow go out to Pat, Joe's sisters and brothers, children, grand children, and many close friends for your loss and grief at this sad time. I will always have Joe in my heart and hope to be with him later. I thank him for many years of friendship growing up next door to each other and doing so, so much together. I have so many fun memories of him as we aged and grew up and went different ways in our lives. I thank him for his service to his country, his true friendship, love, and continual Joey smile. I will definitely miss him, until we meet again. A great man!
#11 Paulette Landry 2017-04-26 02:00
Dear Don and Sue
Deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.
Love you both.
#10 Jan Turgeon-Blais 2017-04-26 01:02
RIP Uncle Joe
Your pain is gone and you can now fly with the angels. Aunt Pat and boys your in my thoughts and prayers.
#9 Fred Dohring 2017-04-26 00:12
We truly did grow up together and it is a shame that we had to grow up. So many memories and as the years go by they became more precious. Joe was my friend, the best man at my wedding in 1968 and although I ended up in other States, he was always with me and he will stay this way forever. My condolences to his family and all that had the good fortune to know him.
#8 Donna and Mike Brown 2017-04-25 19:54
Had some good times playing HiLoJack with you ,you were always high spirited and fun may you rest and peace and our sympathy goes out to your family
#7 JACK KING 2017-04-25 17:52
A good friend I will miss. R.I.P
#6 Chick & Jan Carter 2017-04-25 16:23
We are so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
#5 Connie Proulx 2017-04-25 14:59
So sorry for your passing. You will be missed more than you know. Family and friends know he was a great man and will be missed. RIP Joe
#4 Helane Lavangie 2017-04-25 14:04
My sincere condolonces Pat, Joey, Tim, and Marc
#3 Sheila Paquette 2017-04-25 13:46
My sincere condolences to the whole Vierra family. Joe will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Joe, fly with the angels my friend.
#2 Jim mclaughlin 2017-04-25 11:55
On behalf of the Rolling Thunder RI Chapter 1,to the family we say so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you all and thank you for his Service God bless
#1 Lois 2017-04-25 03:00
Rest in peace Joe. It was an honor to care for you.

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