Eloine D. (Jachimowicz) Vieira

Died: Fri., Feb. 5, 2021

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 13, 2021
Location: St. Joseph Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven, MA 02719

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Boston – Eloine D. (Jachimowicz) Vieira, 82, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She was the wife of Alvin Vieira.
     Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Alexander and Stella (Wiecek) Jachimowicz, she lived in Fairhaven since 1961.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Fairhaven.
     Eloine traveled the world extensively, and loved to read, play golf and bridge, spend time with her husband and children at Hilton Head Island, SC, as well as fun times with her grandchildren.
     Eloine was a graduate of New Bedford High School, and earned a B.S.                                 Degree in Business Education at Salem State College as well as a Master of Business Education at Boston University.  She also studied at Alliance College in PA.
     She was professor Emerita and Dept. Chair of Office Administration Programs at Bristol Community College in Fall River.  She was also a teacher at Apponequet Regional High School.
     Energetic and dynamic, Eloine was an educator devoted to her students; a professor who inspired ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things.
     Eloine was a member and former President of the Massachusetts Business Educators Assoc., where she was voted Business Educator of the Year in 1998.  She was also a member of the Eastern Business Education Assoc., the Polish Women’s Business and Professional Club, Southcoast Wise Investment Club, and volunteer usher at the Zeiterion.
     She is survived by her husband, Alvin; 2 sons, Steven L. Vieira and wife, Suzanne of Wallingford, CT and Stuart J. Vieira of Fairhaven; a brother, Richard Jachney and wife, Lynn of Swampscott, MA; 4 grandchildren, Alex Vieira of Martha’s Vineyard, Lindsay Rose Vieira of Boston, and Lauren Lucibello and Alexis Lucibello, both of Wallingford, CT; and many nieces and nephews.
     Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10 A.M., with a receiving line beginning at 9:30 A.M. in St. Joseph’s Church, Fairhaven.  Due to current gathering restrictions, burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Joseph’s Church of Fairhaven or the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.  Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

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Linda Hodson
   Posted Mon February 08, 2021
I’m just at a loss for words! Eloine and I actually met at Hilton Head Island many years ago, and she was a special friend for years. I’m so thankful that she allowed me to be a part of her awesome life, and I’ll have her family in my prayers. She won’t be forgotten quickly by me. May she R.I.P..

John Robert Clough
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Mrs. Vieira. I'll always remember her as the awesome Mom of Steve and Stu. She was kind and always had a place at the table for me to sit with the family, have a meal, and talk about anything under the sun. She was a wonderful lady! Rest in Peace, Eloine.

Suzanne ,David and Amanda Blais
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the Viera family.Eloine was truly a remarkable woman. We will remember her kindness and hospitality forever. Suzanne, David and Amanda Blais.

Jeffrey and Karen Swift
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
Dear Steve and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your mothers’s passing. Unfortunately we are unable to attend services as we are out of state. We have very fond memories of your mother...she was a remarkable woman.

Margie Copeland
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
So wish I could be at the Funeral Mass, but I do so want to say to Al how much I loved Eloine and will miss her terribly. My heartfelt condolences to you, Al and your family.

Prayers always,
Margie Copeland

Noula Kornilakis and family
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
Our family is going to miss Eloine!! She was my mother Portia's partner in adventure all around the world. She was such a joy to be around always. Eloine was always the life of the party even when there was no party! I was just looking at pictures of her and my mother's travels together and it's amazing how many places they went and how much fun they had. Eloine, thank you for all the love you showed my mother and all of us, including my late grandmother Photine who adored you as well. I hope you guys are together right now!
Noula and family

Judy Lister
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
Dear Al, Steven and Stuart
I will always remember Eloine as a vibrant and witty women. I always admired her zest for life and her love of adventurous travel, never afraid to pick up and go. I will miss her at our monthly investment club meetings, especially her jokes at the end of every meeting. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you.

Michele T. Soulard
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
Eloine will be remembered as a joyful, loving person. She added so much to our retreat group and shared her love of the Lord. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for Al and family.

Debra Joseph
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
Dear Family: I am saddened to read about Eloine. She was my Secretarial Sciences teacher at Bristol Community College from 1974-1976. I loved this lady. She had a great sense of humor and I greatly admired her. We met up again at the Women's Investment Club years later. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Lisa Rose
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
Oh where do I begin to the Vieira family I was so honored to have Eloine in my life. It was a honor and pleasure to have known this strong, remarkable, loving and caring woman. She was my rock, my friend and most of all she had my heart. My deepest sympathy. She will live on in our memories. I will so miss her so much.

Karen Giglio
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
I am so very sorry to learn of Eloine’s passing. She was one of my favorite professors and later a colleague at Bristol Community College. She led her department with strength and grace. She frequently spoke lovingly of her husband and sons. Eloine was proud of her family and her Polish heritage. It was an honor to have known and worked with her. She will be missed by many. God bless her and her family.

Christina Kornilakis
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
Eloine, we’ll miss your visits to New York with Portia- especially for Halloween; I think you and my mom were more excited to dress up than than the kids! So fun and so thoughtful- always bringing the perfect gift for the kids- and, my favorite, a bag of your spicy quahogs! Thanks for being Portia’s worldwide travel partner; I know she’ll be thinking of you on all her trips going fwd- and I know you’ll keep the party going where you are! Much love from Christina and Lazarus!

ann marie briand
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Eloine always had an interesting story to tell at our Polish Christmas parties. I will miss her. My deepest sympathies to Al and the family. Eloine will now get to continue her stories with my mother Mary Ann Lambalot and the rest of her club members from the Greater New Bedford Polish Women's Business and Professional Club. May she rest in peace.

Cathryn Tim Corliss
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
We are at a loss for words. Eloine was such a fantastic funny lady.
We always looked forward to seeing her when she came down to Hilton Head Island with her friends and family. Could not keep up with her. Such fun.

She also was one of the only people that still wrote letters and notes putting pen to paper. Something you just don’t see people do anymore. We always waited for her next letter.
What a beautiful lady!!!
You will be so so missed
Love Cathy & Tim

Cliff Hartsock
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Stu,Al,Steve and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Eloine was very special to me. I'll never forget all the great times I had with her and all of you in Hilton Head.

Lee Allaire
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
My deepest sympathy Steve, Suzanne, Mr. Vieira/Al, Stew, and your entire family. Obviously Eloine/Mrs Vieira was so gracious and kind to all she met. So many fond memories from our years in High School,College, and as she continued to welcome our family to her home for so many years. I chuckle as I recall them and will forever cherish them. Please know my love and prayers are with you as you remember your love forever and always❤

Mark & Donna Lucibello
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Steve and the Vieira family. Eloine was a very special woman who treated my children as her own grandchildren. She will be missed and respected.
Mark & Donna

Mike & Laurie LaCroix
   Posted Sun February 14, 2021
Dear Al & the Vieira family- Eloine was such a beautiful person who shined so bright. She welcomed us with open arms from the moment we met years ago. We are blessed to have so many wonderful memories! She will always be remembered. May you feel her love shine down upon you all! With love, Mike & Laurie LaCroix

Donna Biscari
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
I will remember Eloine as a beautiful woman of faith and compassion. While working at the Zeiterion Theater, we had many interesting conversations about her travels, books she was reading, and life in general! I will miss those interactions. Please know that I will keep Eloine and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

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