FALL RIVER… Maria L. (Medeiros) Viegas, 74, of Fall River passed away June 10, 2021 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River.
She was the wife of Joao Viegas, to whom she had been married for 25 years.
Born in Mosteiros, St. Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Medeiros and Diamantina Pereira Medeiros, and had moved to the United States in 1986.
Prior to retiring, Maria worked for many years as a Kitchen Helper at T.A.’s Restaurant in Fall River. She enjoyed praying, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Along with her husband, survivors include her sons: Joao Duarte, of Fall River, Ilidio Duarte (wife Juvenelia), of Westport, and Duval Duarte (wife Dawn), of Portsmouth; her daughters: Paula Da Silva (husband Joaquim), of Westport, and Diamantina “Tina” Amaral (husband Fernando), of Fall River; her sister Palmira Duarte, of the Azores; 6 grandchildren; 2great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Grace Sousa, and sister of the late Silvestro Medeiros.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 8 AM - 9:30 AM from the Oliveira Funeral Home, 215 Columbia St. Fall River, MA 02721 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 2nd St., Fall River. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River.
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