Cynthia Mary (Moreis) Vieira of Pocasset, a native of Martha’s Vineyard, died on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. She was 83.

She was the third oldest of 17 children of Peter A. and Mary (Silvia) Moreis, who predeceased her. She was born on May 30, 1931 at home in Vineyard Haven and she became a private duty nurse and owned and operated ‘Sunny Haven’ on Edgartown Road in Vineyard Haven where she cared for the elderly and subsequently moved to Pocasset.

Cynthia enjoyed bingo nights and was past president of the VFW Post 9261 Ladies’ Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. There was nothing she cherished more than her family and friends.

Cynthia was formerly married to Herbert Devine Sr., Kenneth Belain, James Heathman and Frank Vieira.

Cynthia was the mother of Herbert Devine Jr. and Nancy A. Lopes. She is also survived by her siblings, Anna Mae Cecilio, James Moreis, Madeline Moreis, Josephine Tucker, her half-brothers, Theophilus Araujo, Joseph Araujo, David Araujo, Julio Araujo, and John Araujo, her half-sister, Adelena Vanderhoop, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara Devine Lobo and her sons, Peter Devine and Dennis Devine and her brothers, Raymond Moreis, Peter Moreis and William Moreis and her half-brother, Paul Araujo.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, Nov. 17. Her funeral mass was celebrated in St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven on Tuesday, Nov. 18, officiated by Rev. Michael Nagle. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Vineyard Haven.

Donations may be made in her memory to the McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road, Sandwich, MA 02537.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guest book and information.