2010-04-08 / Obituaries

George J. Vieira, 77

George J. Vieira, 77, of Douglas Street, passed away April 1, 2010, at Grand Islander in Middletown. He was the beloved husband of Joanne T. (Gilchrist) Vieira for 44 years.

A lifelong resident of Jamestown, he was a son of the late Ernest R. and Louisa (Rosa) Vieira.

Mr. Vieira served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He served on the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years.

Mr. Vieira was the co-owner of E.R. Vieira Oil Company. He later sold the company to Newport Oil and had worked for them before retiring.

He was a communicant of St. Mark Church.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Steven A. Vieira, and his wife, Lori, of Foster; two daughters, Susan L. Vieira of Jamestown and Erin M. Vieira of Charlestown; a sister, Mary Ann Ragland, of Jamestown; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Julie Vieira. He was the brother of the late Ernest R. Vieira, Jr. and Alfred Vieira.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Mark Church on April 6. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Jamestown Fire Department, 50 Narragansett Ave., or to Jamestown EMS, P.O. Box 8, Jamestown, RI 02835 will be appreciated. For online condolences, visit www.FaganQuinnFuneralHome. com.

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