Alice B. Viveiros

Date of Passing:

February 24, 2024

Viveiros, Alice Bernice, 97, of Anson Drive, Riverside, formerly of “Harborview” died peacefully on February 24, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Charles P. Viveiros.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Francis E. and Alice L (Thomas) McArdle, she lived in Riverside 75 years. Bernice was an order selector for the former Trifari Jewelry Mfg. for 15 years before retiring in 1989. After retiring, she spent many hours volunteering her time at Bradley Hospital where she worked at the front desk and assisted in the development department. She also spent many hours knitting blankets and hats for infants at Women and Infants Hospital. The generous gift of her time and talent was inspiring to all that knew her.

Bernice was truly a one-of-a-kind woman! She was kind, caring, warm, selfless, non-judgmental, compassionate, filled with grace, and SO much more. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Bernice had the special gift of being able to connect and bond with everyone she met. Her positive influence and wise words of wisdom that she shared with her family and friends will always be cherished and invaluable to all that were on the receiving end.

Bernice was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and had a solid faith in the lord. Over the years, she enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends, knitting, crocheting, line dancing, playing bingo and cards, and especially spending time and sharing stories with her wonderful family. She was an avid reader and stayed connected with her family and friends with her daily posts, comments, or likes on Facebook. Bernice will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her!

She is survived by two daughters, Sharron A. Bizzle and her husband Biz of Riverside and Sandra L. Medeiros and her husband Paul of Riverside; a son, Michael C. Viveiros and his wife Kristie of West Warwick; ten grandchildren: Kim, Kristen, Lisa, Heather, Paul, Ashley, Brendalee, Christopher, Ethan, and Dylan; eleven great-grandchildren: John, Jake, Alexxander, Michael, Breana, Samantha, Madyson, Allie, Marissa, Autumn, and Haleigh; four great great-grandchildren: Noah, Jonah, Ezrah, and Jazaire. She was the sister of the late Mary Claire Vincent and Frank E. McArdle.

Her funeral will be held on Monday March 4, 2024, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in honor of the wonderful, kind, and compassionate care she received from all the hospital staff, contributions in Bernice’s memory can be made to The Miriam Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901 or online at

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  1. There was no one quite like Nana

  2. Bernice was a blessing to know her.

  3. My dear cousins,
    Your mom was a wonderful aunt and godmother to me. I will always remember the bags of penny candy she would bring to me when I was little.
    She with your Dad were great “friends” to me through high school and college. I can still hear their laughter together.

    Aunt Bernice will hold a special place in my heart.

  4. Sorry to hear regarding your Mom. The writing was beautiful. I met your Mom 13 years ago at Harbor View. She was so blessed she was a wonderful person truly. It was a surprise and sad to hear about this. My prayers , sympathy goes out to your beloved family. I loved her

  5. Sharron and Family,
    What a beautiful write up for your mom she sounds like a wonderful person. Hope you remember me from our high school days may your mom rest in peace.
    Diane (McMahon) D’Ascoli

  6. Sandy and Sharon,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She will always be Aunt Bernice to me. We had so many wonderful memories camping together. I just loved talking to her whenever I could. She is up in heaven chatting up a storm with my parents.
    You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️
    Maureen Sweeney Nolan

  7. I just loved Bernice. She was so good to our family. Praying for the family

  8. Sandy, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I only met her once but always heard lovely things about her from you and Rose. May she R.I.P. ♥️ 😢

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  10. My most sincere sympathy Sharron, Sandy and Mike. May all your beautiful warm memories sustain you during this time.

  11. Our condolences to the family of Bernice. We worked together at Trifari’s may she rest in peace.she will be missed

  12. Sandy, Sharon, Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of your Mom and Dad and all the fun we had as kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and family at this difficult time.

  13. Sandy, Sharon,Mike
    So very sorry for your loss of Mom. She was a beautiful,wonderful caring women. Just remembering our camping days, will never be forgotten.
    Bernice was a very special lady.
    Our Sincere Condolences. RIP

  14. Sandy, my sincere condolences to you and your family. May God bless and keep you.

  15. To all Bernice’s family. I know you through face book but I knew Bernice years ago at the Wampanoag Diner when I worked there part time. She was so kind to me and has kept up our connection through face book for all these years. Everyone loved her and I’m sure you will miss her terribly. My sincere condolences.

  16. We’re very sorry for your family’s loss. She was a really sweet lady.our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family .

  17. Sharon, Sandy, Michael and the entire family. I am very Saddened by the news of your loss. Bernice was a
    Very dear and treasured friend to me for over 65 years. She was the kindest, sweetest lady I every met, I have the greatest memories of her from Steve’s Diner, back in the 1950’s. May she rest in peace knowing she was loved by so many people, God Bless her, and you all. So very sorry for your loss.

  18. So sorry Sandy. She certainly was a very special person in so many ways.
    I will keep you and your family on my thoughts and prayers.

  19. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. I have such fond memories. She was so kind and beautiful. She will be missed

  20. Sorry for your loss .May God comfort you at this time.Sandy Sharon and Mike.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  21. Sandy and Sharron, my condolence to you and the family. Your mom was such a sweet lady. I feel lucky to have meet her through the years. God bless.

  22. oh so sorry. She was the best of the best.

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