Lillian I. (Belliveau) Vieira

December 21, 2016

Lillian I. (Belliveau) Vieira

LILLIAN I.(Belliveau)VIEIRA – in Woburn, December 21st at eighty one years of age. Beloved wife of Armand D. Vieira of Woburn. Loving mother of Karen M. Meyer, her husband Ryall of Woburn and James A. Vieira, his wife Nancy of Andover. Dear sister of Henry Belliveau of Nevada, Jeanne Moreau of Tennessee,Theresa Fortine of New Bedford and the late Angeline Turner, Roger,Paul,Edward Jr., Alfred,George,and Reginald Belliveau, Bernadette Fortin, Alice Jalbert and Bertha Savoie. Special “Grammy” to Christopher and Travis Meyer, Lauren (Vieira) Foss, Steven Vieira,and the late Jason Meyer. Cherished great-grandmother to Noelle Meyer. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, December 27th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery Cambridge. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Monday evening from 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Lillian’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

OBITUARY:

Lillian I. (Bealliveau) Vieira, passed away peacefully late Tuesday evening at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, in Reading. The beloved wife of Armand Vieira she was 81 years of age.

Born and raised in Acushnet she was the second youngest of fourteen children born to Edward and Albertine (Jaillet) Belliveau. Seven brothers and six sisters they were raised on the family farm there. All the children worked on the farm either in the fields or assisting their father with the carpentry work. Lillian went on to school in New Bedford graduating from New Bedford High School in 1953.

Following high school, she went on to work at Saltmarsh Co. where she was introduced to the nicest and most handsome young man in the building! Lillian married the love of her life Armand the following year. This was just the beginning of sixty one wonderful years together, bringing two wonderful children into the world to whom they were devoted. In 1958 the two moved to the West Side of Woburn where they nestled in and raised their family.

Lillian began working at Choate Memorial Hospital as a bookkeeper. She remained there for 32 years, having spent a couple of years at the Choate Symmes in Arlington, after the closing of Choate.

Lillian was a very devoted and loving, mother, wife, and grandmother. She took great pride in her children and all their wonderful successes throughout life, and as they brought grandchildren into the family, it was utterly complete joy! She followed them throughout the years never mssing beat from the scholastics to the sports fields and graduations, she was always there. Over the last year her first great grandchild arrived Noelle and Lillian so enjoyed all of their visits.

Lillian always had an uncanny ability of planning and organizing everything for her family and extended family members and friends. Always making sure that all they needed and wanted to do over the years came to fruition. Family gatherings in the back yard, clambakes at their home at Newfound Lake during the summer, to this very special time of the year, Christmas Eve. Everything would go off flawlessly, always enjoying herself as much as everyone else!

Retiring in 1999 opened the door to vast travels for she and Armand. Be crossing the country by car, cruising to different islands, traveling around Europe, to weekend get aways, they had a ball. Always on an adventure, arm in arm, side by side!

Perhaps all of his natural innate ability was because she always put others before herself. No matter how she felt, what she was doing or where she was: if family or friend was in need, she was right there to help put to do anything that was needed. From meals, to rides, to babysitting and just being able to listen to someone in their hour of need, Lillian was there and always so present. Truly, a very kind, thoughtful, generous and faith filled woman, Lillian was always aware of what was needed and was never afraid to share herself.

Sadly, Lillian by her parents, her siblings Angeline Turner, Roger,Paul,Edward Jr., Alfred,George,and Reginald Belliveau, Bernadette Fortin, Alice Jalbert and Bertha Savoie and her grandson, Jason Meyer.

Lillian is lovingly survived by Karen M. Meyer and her husband Ryall of Woburn and James A. Vieira and his wife Nancy of Andover; her siblings Henry Belliveau of Nevada, Jeanne Moreau of Tennessee, Theresa Fortine of New Bedford; her grandchildren, Christopher and Travis Meyer, Lauren (Vieira) Foss and Steven Vieira; and her great-granddaughter Noelle Meyer. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, December 27th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery Cambridge. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Monday evening from 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Lillian’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing, Karen. May your Mother find eternal peace, comfort and love in heaven. One more angel above to watch over you and your family. Sending you lots of love during this difficult time, Noelle

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