Jose Vieira, of Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 93.
He was the husband of the late Mary G. (Furtado) Vieira. Born in Braga, Portugal, he was a son of the late Joao and Rosa (Oliveira) Vieira.
Vieira was the owner and operator of Riverside Sports Center for 35 years before retiring. He was an Army veteran in Portugal.
He leaves three daughters, Maria Vieira of Florida, and Tina Cabral and Donna Perry, both of East Providence; three sons, Joseph and Michael Vieira of Rehoboth, Mass., and Edward Vieira of East Providence, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was the uncle of Joao Torcato of Riverside and father of the late John Vieira.
His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 am from the Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence.
Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence. Calling hours ae today, Jan. 2, from 5 to 8 pm.