Grace L. Viveiros

March 10, 1941June 30, 2018
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Grace L. (McMahon) Viveiros, age 77, of Fall River, passed away, unexpectedly, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at RI Hospital.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Holt) McMahon, she was a life-long resident of the city.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1960, she attended Bristol Community College, taking classes in Education.

Grace worked as both a Teacher’s Aide and Clerk at the Spencer Borden School for over thirty years before retiring in 2007. Following her retirement, she continued to volunteer at the school for many years.

She enjoyed knitting, playing Scrabble, card games and especially loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren.

A member of the Durfee Marching Band “Band-Aids”, she was also involved with coordinating Durfee Class of 1960 Alumni Events.

She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Pacheco and her husband Paul of Berkley and Linda Cabral and her husband Fernando of Fall River; one sister, Mary Lou Cabral; five grandchildren, Devin and Victoria Pacheco, Jordan and Sydnie Cabral, Shaina Ferreira and her husband Craig and one great grandchild, Roslyn Lillie Ferreira; many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Evelyn Santos and Susan Lagasse.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by her Funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be on Thursday 4:00 to 7:00p.m. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.

Contributions in her honor may be made to, Brigham & Woman’s Hospital, Division of Thoracic Surgery. Donations can be made online at or sent to Brigham & Woman's Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116


  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Burial Friday, July 6, 2018

Grace L. Viveiros

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Dianne Pereira

July 22, 2018

Sending my thoughts and prayers! Mrs. Viveiros was my fifth grade teaching assistant with Mr. Mike at Spencer Borden. She was the sweetest and most caring person who I and many others were fortunate to have as part of our education. Linda, I worked with you at Henry Lord when I first began teaching. I had no idea this was your mother! So sorry for this loss!

With love,

Louise Gauthier

July 17, 2018

I was sorry to learn that Grace passsed away suddenly. I remember her friendly attitude and pleasant demeanor whether she was a Teacher Assistant or Office Clerk. She was an asset to the Spencer Borden School.

Michele Nassiff Whritenour

July 6, 2018

I just want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you! So many good memories from childhood growing up in our neighborhood. Our parents shared a lot of laughs . Sorry I was unable to attend .
She always had a smile and a good word!

Cathy Mendoza

July 4, 2018

I worked with Grace at Spencer Borden School she was an inspiration a joy and a wonderful friend. I will miss you❤️❤️❤️❤️

Christine Levesque

July 3, 2018

Grace was such a kind person. She always asked how I was. I worked with her for a long time. I will miss talking on facebook with her. Thoughts and prayers go out to Grace's daughters and grandchildren. God Bless her. Rest in Peace now Grace. I will miss you!