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Rosalia Mary Viola

July 27, 1926 - July 6, 2015

ROSALIA (DiCesare) VIOLA 88, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on July 6, 2015 after a brief stay at the Welty Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Rosalia was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary (Maltese) DiCesare; she was proceeded in death by her brother Jack DiCesare, husband of Rose of Wheeling. Rosalia is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years Manuel J. Viola; son Mark Viola and wife Susan (McCleery) Viola of Pittsburgh PA, their four children Nina Viola Davitt and husband Sean Davitt and great granddaughter Fiona Marie, Nicholas Pasquale Viola and wife Page Salas Viola, Samuel J. Viola, Alexandra Veronica Rose (Viola) Johnson and husband Matthew Johnson; and son Patrick Viola of Wheeling. Rosalia lived a very full and active life; she played in the Wheeling Symphony for 10 years as a violinist, received a business degree from Elliot Business College, attended West Liberty University, was an advocate for animal rights – credited for mandatory local animal shelter rabies vaccines, served as the secretary for WV State Senator Love, WV licensed real estate agent for Barbara Howe, two term president of Linsly’s parent club, member of and volunteer for St. Vincent De Paul Church and grade school, founder of the Wheeling Chapter of the Pittsburgh Opera and honored by the Pittsburgh Opera Board for her commitment to the Opera, long time volunteer at Wheeling Hospital gift shop, State of WV representative for Ohio County senior transportation, former member of the Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary and Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary, Secretary Treasurer of Security Travel, travel consultant for the last 10 years. Rosalia and Manuel traveled the world during their 61 loving years together. Friends will be received from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a Vigil Service will be held at 3:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10am at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Naegele serving as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, the Ohio County Animal Shelter, or Home of the Good Shepherd. On-line condolences can be made to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Date: Friday, July 10, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

St. Vincent dePaul Church

2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003



Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015

Location:

Mt. Calvary Cemetery l Bishops Chapel

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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