Rita T. Viola
January 28, 1931 - April 24, 2019
Visitation: Friday, April 26, 2019, 2-4,6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Service: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:30 am; St. Teresa of Avila
Rita T. Viola,
Age 88, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of McCandless and Whitehall, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Born Jan. 28, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph and Rosalie Larocca; beloved wife of Frank A. Viola Jr., whom she married on June 27, 1955; loving mother of Diana (Tony) Cotellese, and Frank J. (Debbie) Viola Sr.; dear grandmother of Michael (Renata) Santucci, Jessica Viola (fiancé Charles Rapuano), Nichole Santucci (Jason Hertweck), and Frank J. Viola Jr. (Mandy Clark); great grandmother of Anthony and Sophia Rita Santucci, and special great grandmother of Eres and Lordyn; sister-in-law of Michael (Florence) Viola. She was preceded in death by her sister Rose (Louis) Romano, brother John (Betty) Larocca, sisters-in-law, Mary (James) Tomasello, Margaret (Louis) Magnotta, Louise (Domenic) Presto; and brother-in-law Nicholas (surviving Rosalind).
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 2-4, 6-8 at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 am at St. Teresa of Avila Parish. Entombment will follow at Allegheny County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Stjude.org, or Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh Pa 15237.