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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