Karen L. Vieira

November 1, 1967October 6, 2021

Karen L. Vieira, age 53, passed away at her residence unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Born in Sharon, Connecticut, she was the daughter of John and Janice (DeMello) Vieira of Swansea.

A graduate of Joseph Case High School, Class of 1985, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Clark University in 1989 and her Master’s degree in Science and Agriculture from Texas A&M in 1991. She completed her Nursing Degree from Bristol Community College in 1996.

She worked as a Registered Nurse with South Coast Hospitals for many years. She was active in the New England Morgan Horse community.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, KrisAnn Jardin of Swansea, her brother, Steven Vieira and his wife Lori of Chesterland, OH and her six loving nieces and nephews, Samantha Jardin, Bret Jardin, Kyle Jardin, Conner Vieira, Emily Vieira, and Ella Vieira.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 11 AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited to share thoughts and memories of Karen. Contributions honoring Karen’s love of horses and children may be made to Love Lane, 40 Baker Bridge Rd., Lincoln, MA, 01773 or to: Private burial. For directions or tributes, please visit:


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021


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Pauline Camara

November 21, 2021

My thoughts and prayers for the Vieira family. Karen was a great friend of my son and did so much for him. Such a caring person. Rest In Peace 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Alice Melanson

November 19, 2021

I will never forget you! I am praying for you and your family. Love,
Aunt Alice and Eileen

Derek M Theriault

November 1, 2021

My heart breaks today at this news. My condolences to her family. Goodbye friend.

George Moniz

October 18, 2021

Dear Janice and John
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear daughter . Please accept our condolences and prayers for your loss.
Your friends
George and Gabriela Moniz

Cheryl Bolger

October 18, 2021

Dear Mr and Mrs Vieira and family, I'm so so sorry to read about the passing of Karen. I remember her when she would come into the bank and tell us stories all about family and horses. She loved both of them greatly. My heart breaks for all of you. With sincere sympathy. ❤


Jennifer Cavanaugh

October 17, 2021

Wow.. I can’t believe you are really gone. Tele times will truly be the best! You are one of a kind! I’ll remember u most for your humor, horse stories and clumsiness “) til we meet again my friend ❤️🙏🏻

Brian Lowney

October 17, 2021

Offering our prayers and sympathy to John and Janice and their family on the loss of Karen. God Bless her.

John Pietruszka

October 17, 2021

Dear Janice and John,

Julie and I are profoundly sorry on the death of Karen. Having lost our own daughter Sarah nearly three years ago, we have some appreciation of the pain you are experiencing.

May the warm, pleasant memories of Karen through the years serve as a source of consolation to you both and give you strength.

Norman and Cheryl Vaillancourt

October 17, 2021

Dear John and Janice
Norm and i am so sorry to hear about Karen's passing.
No words can express our sorrow for you and your family.
We pray for all of you and hope you have good memories of Karen

Love Cheryl and Norman Vaillancourt

Ruth Furtado

October 16, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Karen's family in these different times. She was taken much to soon, she was taken much to soon. So very hard for her family.