Tonawanda News


November 11, 2008

Viola E. Starkweather

(Albion) Viola Starkweather age 81 of Northwood Dr. died November 10, 2008 at Mt. Carmel House in Rochester. She was born December 12, 1926 in Holley, a daughter of the late Charles and Rose (DeCarlo) Fallato and had lived in this area all of her life.

Viola was a member of St. Joseph's Church. She worked at T.J. Lipton for 17 years and was a member of the Lipton Retirees. Viola had also volunteered for Nutrifare and loved cooking and doing word search puzzles.

She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1977; twin sister Anna Spell; sister Mary Mower; brother Tony Fallato. She is survived by her children Richard (Carmelita) Starkweather of Albion, Joanne Contarino of Rochester, David Starkweather of Lockport, Deborah (Dennis) MacDonald of Medina; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters Florence Passarell of Holley, Lucy (Anthony) Strollo of FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; also survived by brother-in-law, Dean Mower; and sister-in-law, Lydia Fallato.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave. Albion Saturday 12:00pm-2:00pm where her Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VNS 2180 Empire Blvd. Webster NY 14580, Mt. Carmel House 4 Planet St. Rochester NY 14606 or to Knights Kaderli Fund c/o Sue Knights 510 Main St. Medina NY 14103

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