William Oliveira, 83

Mar 15, 2017

William Oliveira, 83, died Tuesday, March 14, at his home in East Wareham. He was the husband of the late Madeline B. (Solfvin) Oliveira.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Odellia (Moniz) and Azdrubal Jacinto Oliveira. Mr. Oliveira moved to Wareham in 1970.

Mr. Oliveira graduated from New Bedford High School and received his masters of education from Suffolk University. He was a teacher and guidance counselor at Middleboro High School for many years and retired in 1994.

He was a Korean War veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955.

Survivors include his daughter, Jill M. Lemieux and her husband Jared of East Wareham; two sons, Gary W. Oliveira of Seattle, Washington and Douglas W. Oliveira of Wareham; his grandchildren, Isabelle and Nathaniel Oliveira, Ariel Grady and Madeline Lemieux. He was predeceased by his siblings, the late Walter J. Oliveira, Edwin J. Oliveira and Valentina Oliveira.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham on Thursday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne will be at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to Southcoast VNA Hospice, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and online guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.

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