Vieira, Miriam

November 17th, 2010

Miriam A. Vieira, fondly known as “Mim”, age 90, of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, died peacefully Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at the Wilmington Health Care Center.

Born on November 3, 1920, in Chelsea, MA, Miriam was the cherished daughter of the late Athol and Dora (Lovell) MacFarlane, she grew up in Chelsea and Everett, graduating from Everett High School.

Miriam married Charles Vieira on September 10, 1944, soon after the couple moved to Malden where they lived for many years and were active communicants of St. Joseph’s Parish in Malden.

Miriam and Charles shared over 40 years of marriage before his passing in 1984.

Miriam was a woman of strong faith, she was very involved in the Catholic Daughters Court Maplewood Chapter. She was a former Grand Regent of the Organization and devoted much of her time volunteering on every level. She along with other volunteers also traveled all over the United States helping out and giving of themselves.

Miriam was very devoted to her family and friends, she was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, and especially a grandmother and great-grandmother. She also had a large extended family to whom she was known as “Mim”. In her spare time, Miriam loved to bake and she also loved the camera and wanted lots of photo’s taken to share and reminisce about.

She cherished the many summers at Angle Pond in New Hampshire with family and friends where many memories were made and will be shared for generations to come.

Miriam will be fondly remembered for her endearing nature and her devotion to those around her, she will be greatly missed.

Miriam was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. Vieira, devoted mother of Kathleen Savosik and her husband Dennis, loving “Nana”of Patricia Meehan & her husband Mark and Brenda McConologue & her husband Daniel all of Wilmington, cherished “Nana” of Rebecca Russo, Helen Meehan, Katie, Danny, and Dennis McConologue, dear sister of Ruth Nickerson of Malden, Barbara Lowenstein of Arlington, and the late James MacFarlane, Dot McCauley, and Jean McCarthy, Miriam is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, November 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. Visiting hours will be held Friday, November 19th from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Miriam’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Catholic Daughters of America, National Office, 10 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Vieira, Miriam”

  1. Sheryl Smith says:

    Kathleen, thinking of you and your family. Hugs to all of you. These past few years have been rough on all of you. You were a wonderful daughter to your mother. Enjoy the wonderful memories you have.
    Love to all,

  2. Peg Drummey says:

    I remember Mim fondly as one of St. Joseph’s finest. Mim was a good friend of my Mother, Yolanda Murphy and my Mother-In-Law, Margaret Drummey. They shared many happy moments with the Catholic Daughters. What a wonderful generation of women that we were so lucky to have in our lives. My thoughts and prayers are will all of Mim’s family.

    Peg Drummey

  3. Kevin McCarthy says:

    I will always remember the summer weekends with my Aunt Mim and Uncle Charlie, and other family members, at Angle Pond in New Hampshire. I will miss and love her always.
    Love and condolences to Kathy and family,

  4. gina delucia says:

    Patti and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Love, thoughts and prayers for you.

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