Anthony Lawrence Vierra went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 27th at 3:40 PM. Anthony was born on July 18, 1941 in Turlock, California to Tony and Angie Vierra of Hilmar, California.
Anthony is survived by his loving wife, Marie; daughters, Maria (Matt) Swanson and Antonia (Joseph) Borba; grandchildren, Maia and Peter Cipponeri, Savannah Swanson, Cameron Swanson, Anthony Borba, Jack Swanson, and Ava Borba; his future great-granddaughters, Reagan and River Cipponeri; along with his sister, Diane (David) Alves; his sister-in-law, Elsie Martin, and her late husband August; and his brother-in-law, Frank (Cathleen) Borges. He also left behind eight Godchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A man of faith, Anthony was a supporter of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar, Our Lady of Miracles in Gustine, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock, St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Pacific Grove, Stevinson Pentecost, and Turlock Pentecost.
He began working at 5-years of age; feeding cows and driving tractors in Stevinson. Even though Anthony was a successful dairy operator and real estate investor, his family was always the most important thing in his life. Anthony loved to travel and retired to Pebble Beach for eight years. We remember him in our hearts and rejoice in his arrival in Heaven.
Please join us for the Rosary, with a funeral Mass to follow, at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 6th, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (20323 American Ave., Hilmar). A burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park (575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock) with reception succeeding at Larsa Banquet Hall (2107 E. Monte Vista Ave, Denair).
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Holy Rosary Catholic Church’s Holy Rosary Building Fund (P.O. Box 429 Hilmar, CA 95324) or Children’s Guardian Fund (P.O. Box 2455 Oakdale, CA 95361).