Stephen J. Vieira

  • Born: December 28, 1946
  • Died: May 19, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Stephen J. Vieira, 73, of Manchester, died May 19, 2020, at Elliot Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer, supported by his loving family.
Born in Manchester on December 28, 1946, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Abreu) Vieira. Stephen was a graduate of Bishop Bradley High School and attended UNH and Franklin Institute of Boston, as well as serving in the US Air Force for 4 years before being honorably discharged at the rank of Sargent. He also later served in the NH Army National Guard.
Stephen was a lifelong resident of the Queen City and was a well known Certified Professional Photographer and small business owner in the area for many years. He was a very active member of various professional associations, including the NH Professional Photographers Association and Professional Photographers Association of New England, where he held several offices including President. He extended his social circle through these associations, making many special lifelong friends. He won several awards over the years, being recognized nationally for his contributions to professional photography and was awarded the Degree of Master of Photography by the Professional Photographers of America in 1995.
Besides photography, Stephen's passion was fishing and golfing, and he enjoyed these thoroughly with family and friends. He was also an astute cribbage player, an avid NE Patriots fan, and he had a song for everything. He loved to entertain and would even pull out his harmonica for the grandkids. Above all else, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
Family includes two children, Scott J. Vieira and wife Lisa of Amherst, and Amy A. Anderson and husband Kenneth of Litchfield; four grandchildren, Mikenna and Lauryn Anderson of Litchfield, and Ryan and Evelyn Vieira of Amherst; one brother, Richard J. Vieira of Nashua; one sister, Joyce C. Bishop of Raymond; his uncle, Daniel Abreu of Manchester; and many nieces and nephews.
All services will be private to the family, however a special link is available for those that wish to participate from home on Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00pm. Please use the link below, to view the service. Stephen will be laid to rest in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to The Liberty House 75 W. Baker St., Manchester, NH 03103 or Disabled American Veterans, Queen City Chapter # 18, 251 Maple St., Manchester, NH 03103.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in Peace Stephen. Great memories shared back in the days of innocence. Beatles, unlocked doors at home and long-lasting friends. We were blessed.

Posted by Roger LeBlanc - Weare, NH - Friend   January 13, 2021

Steve and I formed a long lasting friendship through the NHPPA. We helped each other on various assignments. We shared our wedding war stories. And always had a way that we developed to control a monthly meeting..... I will miss seeing him or at least chatting with him. He was a friend, that I always enjoyed spending time with. May you rest in peace, Steve. Here's a round of applause until we meet again.
Rick English

Posted by Rick English - Worcester, MA - Friend   May 26, 2020

I had the opportunity to work with Steve as a Valet at Elliot Hospital and enjoyed every day I worked with him. He was an excellent communicator with the people he helped. He exhibited a very high ethical standard. We had a number of things in common, sports, family and the love of good music, I did not get a chance to visit Steve while he was at Elliot, but I was able to take him to some of the tests he had. I will always think of him when I pass the Valet podium outside the hospital.

Posted by William RUWELL - Dunbarton, NH - Coworker   May 26, 2020

Steve and I shared a 50-year journey together. He would talk with me while waiting for my brother Denny and we developed our own friendship. It blossomed and we were married in August of 1972. With great joy, we welcomed two children into our lives. We journeyed together in the joys of raising our children. Unfortunately, the years took their toll and we found as we grew that we grew apart. Though we divorced in October of 1992, we remained friends. We stood together and watched our children marry and begin their own families. We journeyed together as grandparents to our wonderful grandchildren. And then he allowed me to journey with him as he faced this illness, helping where I could. And now we come to the end of this journey. I will miss you, Steve, and I pray that you now rest with the angels. Love, Kathy

Posted by Kathleen Masse - Manchester, NH   May 23, 2020

"To Steve's children, grandchildren, and all his loved ones ~ I will truly miss Steve as my neighbor. Already I feel his absence, not seeing him walking in and out, with his friendly smile and pleasant conversations. May you all find comfort in your memories of Steve. ~ Cindy Sheehan, Friend and Neighbor

Posted by Cindy Sheehan - MANCHESTER, NH - Neighbor   May 23, 2020

Uncle Steve will be greatly missed. He had a love for life like no other and was always smiling. Family gatherings will never be the same. My condolences to his children, immediately family members, and his friends.

Posted by Dawn Strandell - Melbourne, FL - Family   May 23, 2020

My friendship with Steve started in the Boy Scouts, blossomed in our Bishop Bradley high school years, and lasted a lifetime. I believe such early friendships play a significant part in defining one's personality and perspectives on life which are carried into adulthood, and in that regard Steve has always been a part of me. Although we lived on opposite coasts for over 50 years, I know I shall miss him dearly. My wife Daphne and I wish to offer our heartfelt condolences to Steve's family. Rest in peace, my friend!

Posted by Joe Orzechowski - Friend   May 22, 2020

Scott, Amy and FamilySo sorry to hear about your father. He was a good neighbor, and he helped us out when we purchased our first Camcorder years ago. He also took photos of our St. Joe's CYO basketball team back in the day-at no cost! Our deepest condolences to all, and may he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Jack & Kathy Stanton - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   May 22, 2020

My Uncle, We have had many great memories together dating all the way back to when I was a child. It would be hard to pick one. You photographed my family for most of my life. We shot baskets across the street from Grammy and grandpa's house. We golfed together numerous times. Played many hands of cribbage and countless other times just laughed. So if I'm to pick just one memory let me remember the laughter and smile at how much I love having you as my Uncle and god father. You will sincerely be missed.

Posted by Joe Bishop - York, ME - Family   May 22, 2020

To the Vieira family, I remember Steve with great fondness. He photographed my wedding in 1984. We used to play golf together back in the 80s. I still recall playing my last round of golf with him in 1990 at the Charmingfare Golf Club (now Candia Woods) before I had to give up the game while running for the state Senate that summer. We lost touch after that, but I always considered him a friend, and I'm sad to hear about his passing. You have my condolences.

Posted by Tom Colalntuono - Manchester, NH - Friend   May 22, 2020

Worked with Steve over the years on many events. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Bob Molloy - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   May 21, 2020


Sympathy to all of Steve's family. Prayers and thoughts being sent your way for your loss, may your memories be of strength.

Posted by denise bergeron - Acquaintance   May 21, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Amy. Love, Joanne and your Spectrum family.

Posted by Joanne Petrello - Manchester, NH - Coworker   May 21, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with family and friends.

Posted by Jacqueline Newport - Biddeford, ME - Friend   May 21, 2020

Memories we have of Steve are through his Photography. So many smiles from him as he was building our memories of special events. The photos he took at three family weddings were so "thoughtful". It was easy to see that he loved what he was doing as he took each photo. Talked to him a couple of weeks ago and learned of his illness. We caught up on his family. He was very proud of all of you. So sorry he had to go through such a time in his life. To the family I can say that you were his "all". We knew you vicariously through your father. Your memories of him will surface through normal everyday activities. I know you will enjoy those memories forever. Fondly, Laura and Bob

Posted by Laura and Bob Desrochers - Candia, NH - Friend   May 21, 2020

I'll always remember your laugh and how you always had a song in your head. You were always so caring and was willing to help me out when I was in a bind. I wish I had one more chance to sing with you, Uncle. Rest In peace Uncle Steve.

Posted by Chet Bishop - Valrico, FL - Family   May 20, 2020

I love you more...O' bro O' mine❣

Posted by Joyce Bishop - Raymond, NH - Sister   May 20, 2020

You will be missed Cousin. ❤ I have sweet memories from years ago that I will cherish forever.

Posted by Sharon Gregory Newell - Mesquite, NV - Family   May 20, 2020

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