Clara (Vieira) Neves, 101

Jun 28, 2019

Clara (Vieira) Neves, 101, of Dartmouth died peacefully at home on Thursday, June 27 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Anthony T. Neves. 

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa Vieira. She was the valedictorian of the New Bedford High School Class of 1935. 

Mrs. Neves was an active parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church, where she was a lector and part-time sacristan. She was awarded the Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River for her service to her parish. She also had been a volunteer for Market Ministries. 

Her hobbies included golf, bowling, and table tennis of which she was the City of Providence mixed doubles champion in 1941. 

She is survived by her sons, Anthony and his wife Helene of Maine, Richard and his wife Debra of Virginia, and Daniel and his wife June of Lakeville; her daughter, Mary of Dartmouth; her sister, Mary Ramalho of Rhode Island; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was the sister of the late George and Charles Vieira. 

Her funeral will be held on Monday, July 1 at 9 a.m. from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Sunday June 30, 2019 from 2-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 247 North St., New Bedford, MA 02740 or Catholic Social Services (for Sister Rose House), P.O. Box M - South Station, Fall River, MA 02724. For directions and guestbook, please visit