Robert F. Viola, Sr., 86, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at the Copley at Stoughton on Friday, January 15, 2021. He was the husband of Louise K. (Kelley) Viola for 63 years. Son of the late Vincent J. and Angelina E. (Pasquin) Viola, he was born in Millinocket, ME and raised in Bangor, ME. Bob was a graduate of John Bapst High School and Husson College, both in Bangor. He resided in Stoughton for over 60 years. He served in the 101st Air Defense Wing of the Maine Air Force National Guard for 8 years. Bob was a manager at Blue Cross-Blue Shield in Boston for over 20 years and Unisys in Somerville for over 15 years until his retirement at age 65. He was an Extraordinary Minister, Lector, and CCD teacher at the former Our Lady of the Rosary Church and then Immaculate Conception Church, both in Stoughton. He was also very active at the Annual Carnival at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. He was an avid Boston sports fan but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his children, Kathryn L. Viola of New York City, NY, Robert F. Viola, Jr. and his wife Lynda of Houston, TX and Timothy J. Viola and his wife Kate of Clarksburg, MD, as well as his grandchildren, Michael, Kevin, James, Grace and Andrew Viola. He was the brother of James Viola of Michigan and the late Thomas Viola and Judith Hathaway, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services are private. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.