May 9, 2021

Lois "Lulu" E. (Viera) Chaffee


Lois "Lulu" E. (Viera) Chaffee, 79, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Sunday, March 28, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Almont "Red" M. Chaffee, Jr. Born in Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Anthony, Sr., and Louise (Elderkin) Viera.

Lois worked for many years at the former Swank, Inc. in Attleboro. She enjoyed crocheting, adult coloring books and spending time with her family. Lois was also a founding member and former clan mother of the Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe. She will be lovingly remembered by all whose lives she has touched over the past seventy-nine years.

Lois leaves five children, Cindy Tetreault and her husband, Gary, of Attleboro, Sheila Pacheco of Seekonk, Sharon Perry and her husband, Joseph, Jr., of Seekonk, Timothy Chaffee and his wife, Melissa, of Warwick and Lynne Chaffee of Seekonk and her companion, John, of East Providence; five grandchildren, James Kelley, Kaitlyn Noonan, Ryan Kelley, Courtney and Timothy Chaffee; three great-grandchildren, Kayden, Kylie and Dilan; a sister, Betty Lemieux and her husband, Richard; two brothers, David Viera and his companion, Pat, and Allen Viera and his wife, Cheryl; a sister-in-law, Barbara Ferreira and her husband, John; her best friend of forty-five years, Beverly Almeida, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Anthony Viera, Jr.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff of Sturdy Memorial Hospital, the Seekonk EMT's and the Community VNA of Attleboro. Their kindness and compassionate care were greatly appreciated.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend committal services on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. in Seekonk Cemetery, Newman Ave., Seekonk. Due to seating capacity restrictions, Services at Seekonk Free Methodist Church, will be private. Public VISITATION will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Seekonk Free Methodist Church or Community VNA of Attleboro, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703 would be appreciated.


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