Rosalia Viola

July 27, 1926 - July 6, 2015

07/27/1926 - 07/06/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Friday July 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitation
Friday July 10, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cemetery
Saturday July 11, 2015
Mt. Calvary Cemetery l Bishops Chapel
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Saturday July 11, 2015
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service

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.

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patrick viola
6 years ago

thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart …..

Pete Cuffaro
6 years ago

Pat and Family:

Sorry to hear about your mother.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

With deepest condolences,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro

The Stewart family
7 years ago

Our deepest sympathy.

Geneva Templin/Steve Fisher
7 years ago

From our travels to NYC to Australia and all the other trips we shared, there was no greater traveler to have with you than Rosalia. We are so honored to have known her, and Manny! Love to her wonderful family. Geneva & Steve

Geneva Templin/Steve Fisher
7 years ago

Her travels on earth are over, may she travel with God in Heaven.

Trish Trigg
7 years ago

Patrick, so sorry for your lose. It’s not easy losing a loved one, but we just have to take one day at a time and ask the Lord to give us strength to get through each day. Condolences to you and your family. Take care and God Bless.

T. Kelly
7 years ago

My heart goes out to the family in your time of grief. Nothing can prepare us for the loss of a love one. Time and unforeseen occurrences befalls us all. Please keep in mind that Jehovah God is aware of your loss and he has assured us that he will put a fix to it. Please notice in your Bible (Revelation 21:3,4). Isn’t that a wonderful hope for us that the death of our love ones will never take place anymore? Please accept my deepest sympathy. For more scriptural encouragement please go to http://www.jw.org.

Pat, Cathy, Patrick and Olivia
7 years ago

We were blessed to have known Rosalia and to have her as our neighbor for the past 20 years. She was such a lovely person and we will miss her dearly. Manual and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, the Troutens

The Swerens Family
7 years ago

I have such fond memories of Rosalia and will be praying for all of you through this time. Love to you all.

Mary & Ted Laska
7 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of Rosalia’s passing-we will miss seeing her at church. She was a wonderful, kind,very accomplished lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.