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Michael John Oliveira

July 10, 1966 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 55)

Obituary

Michael J. Oliveira LTC (RET) 55, originally from Fall River, MA, passed away 16 March 2022, after a short illness at his home in Brandenburg, KY, with his wife of 21 years, Cristina M. Schofield and family by his side.

Loving father of two sons, Eric Oliveira and his wife Amy of Assonet, MA, Steven (Oliveira) Phillips and his wife Abigail of Concord, MA. Son of Susan (Oliveira) Carvalho and the late John Carvalho and grandson of the late Mary (Oliveira) Feijo or Fall River, MA. Brother of Dawn Looker and her husband Greg of Swansea, MA and Malinda and John Carvalho of Fall River, MA. Uncle of Ryan, Chad, Karissa and Kyle. Cherished Grandfather of Jack, Ava and Parker.

Oliveira started his Army career 16 December 1985 serving in the: 94th ARCOM, 483 RD Engineers BN, (His duties included Team Leader in combat, construction and demolition.) 455th General Hospital; and 399th Combat Support Hospital in various staff positions to include personnel specialist, administrator and medical storage supervisor.

Oliveira worked as a civilian for the Department of the Army as a Military Technician Administrator for about 15 years.

Oliveira was commissioned 1 January 1998 and served 21 years in the Medical Service Corps. Assignments including: 399th Combat Support Hospital-Assistant S3 (Operation/Training Officer), S4 (Logistics Officer), Assistant S1 (Personnel), Medical BDE Forward: Public POA (Public Affairs Officer) Company CDR, S2 Intelligence Officer, Historian/Special Staff Officer, Health Care Administrator, Army Medical Brigade Recruiting Officer, then Chief Operations and Training S:3/5/7, 328th Combat Support Hospital as Adjutant, AMEDD Center and School Capabilities Development Officer and HRC (Human Resource Command) Executive Office Health Services Division and Deputy Chief Division Support Branch.

Oliveira graduated from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Masters Degree of Journalism in 1994 and a Bachelor of English in 1989. His Military Education included Capability Development Course, Health Care Recruiting Course, Health Services Human Resources Manager, Intermediate Level Education and National Security Course.

His military decorations and medals include Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (8th Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Army Superior Unit Award (3rd Award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2nd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device and 30 Year Gold Hourglass, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, NATO Medal, Gold Recruiter Badge, Combat Action Badge and Inducted into Order of Military Medical Merit.

An avid gamer and travel enthusiast, Oliveira loved spending time with his beloved family on the ocean and taste testing his wife’s latest recipes.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday 24 March, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, with Rev. Toan Do officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday 23 March from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday 24 March from 9:00 AM until the time of service.  Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Oliveira’s memory to the Glioblastoma Foundation online at http://www.glioblastomafoundation.org; or by mail at Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC  27715. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
March 23, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

Visitation
Thursday
March 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

Funeral Mass
Thursday
March 24, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

Donations

Glioblastoma Foundation
PO BOX 62066, Durham NC 27715

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