Joseph Vierra

joseph vierra
Joseph Vierra entered peacefully into rest, January 31, 2017 at his home in Newark, CA, Born September 17, 1928 Atwater, California to Hilda and Ben Vierra, he was 88 years old and a long time Newark resident. He was an avid American outdoor sportsman, cowboy, bull rider and baseball coach and loved working with his hands. Joe was a member of St. Edward Parish, P.F.S.A. in Newark where he was Council President, Luso American and St. Anthony #49 in Half Moon Bay and Native Sons of the Golden West #169.Beloved husband of the late Rite Vierra. Loving father of Annette Sproule of Newark, and Bill Vierra and wife Margaret of San Andreas, CA. Brother of Peter Vierra of Tracy, CA. Devoted grandfather of Jeremy Sproule, Amanda and Sidney Nickles. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation Sunday, February 12th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM with a 4:00 PM vigil service held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM, February 13th at St. Edward Catholic Church, 5788 Thornton Ave, Newark, CA. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be made to American Heart Association, 426 17th St #300, Oakland, CA 94612

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  1. On behalf of Peter Vierra and myself we would like to offer our condolences to Annette and Billy and there familys for there loss. He would like to apologize for not attending the services due to his health. And hopes that his brother had a peaceful passing.

  2. So sorry for your loss Billy and Annette. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dear Annette & family, So sorry to hear of Joe Vierra’s passing. He was a very sweet man & always a kind “hello”. Miss seeing you in the neighborhood. Love, Lisa Chaffin & Family

  4. From the Drake Family (David),
    Billy & Annette and your families. So sorry about your dad’s passing. Our parents were life long friends and us kids grew up together as well. Joe and my dad (Bill) always liked kidding about Joe being Bill’s godfather even though he was young. Memories of hunting, fishing and Holy Ghost’s (parades and auctions) will always be with us. They are great memories full of love, laughs and good times for all. Your dad was the BEST Friend my parents could have ever asked for. I know my mother will miss him greatly as will we ALL.

  5. To my uncle Joe please know you were loved. I’m so glad I got to see you when I was home last. May GODS love was over our family and help everyone find peace with God’s love.

  6. Cousin Joe was a wonderful man, like an uncle to us kids. He will be greatly missed.
    Dad Frank will really miss his old friend, they were very close.
    ~ cousins: Sherri, Rob and Chris Koster; Terry and Ray Biasotti; and our dad Frank Hermoso.

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