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Helen Irene (Garon) Viveiros, R.N.

January 18, 1934 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 85)

Helen I. (Garon) Viveiros, RN, 85, of Fall River, MA, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her home where she was under hospice care. She was the wife of the late Manuel J. Viveiros and the daughter of the late Edward and Winnifrede (Bentley) Garon.

            Helen was born on January 18, 1934 in the Borough of Manhattan, New York, NY. At age 8 her family moved to Birch St., Fall River. Helen’s education was at St. Rose of Lima school in New York and St. Patrick’s School in Fall River. She attended Mt. St. Mary’s Academy for high school and then went on to graduate from St. Anne’s Hospital School of Nursing, in 1955, in the field of medicine and surgery.

            Helen had many artistic interests throughout her life including photography, painting and graphology. She volunteered at Blithewold, Bristol RI. Animals and animal rescue were a very important part of her life. Helen and her family also enjoyed many, many summers at Baker’s Beach.

            Survivors are her two daughters, Madeleine Whitley (husband George) and Caroline Viveiros, (husband the late Charlie Viveiros), granddaughter, Andrea Viveiros, step-granddaughters, Jessica Thomas and Mandy Kiendra, her niece, Marie Garon. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Vernon and Henry Garon.

            Her funeral service will be held Monday at 10:00 AM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River. Burial, Trinity Cemetery, Portsmouth.

            A visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online guest book at

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