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“Paula & Robbie, My sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother. Alice was a very special person. I have never met either of you, but worked...Read More »
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“Paula And rob. Loved Alice a good friend to the Perrier girls and my mother ”
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“To my dear childhood friends Paula and Robbie ~ I was so saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a warm and special person. I was...Read More »
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“Dear Paula and Robbie,Just learned of Alice's passing. She was a wonderful woman and a great friend. We had a lot of good times together in the...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Beatrice Griffin - Stoneham, Ma, MA

“Dear Paula and Robbie,So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.I will always cherish the great memories we had as children growing up onSunrise Avenue...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Denise (DiPrisco) Commito - MA

“Alice sang in Reading Community Singers for many years. We all loved her quick whit and friendly disposition. Oh, her warm smile would light up the...Read More »
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Alice M. Viola, age 93 of Melrose, formerly of Stoneham died December 22 after a long period of failing health.

She was born in Malden, MA on April 17,1928 and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Higgins) Botto. Raised in Everett, she was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1946. She had been a resident of Stoneham since 1955 before making her home in Melrose. She was an active member of Saint Patrick Church and member of the church choir and was also a member of the Reading Community Singers. She had worked for many years at the New England Memorial Hospital. Alice was also enjoyed golf and had been a member of the Thompson Country Club.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Viola who died in 2001. She was the loving mother of Paula Viola-Locke and her husband Kevin Locke of No. Reading and Robert Viola and his wife Nancy of Melrose. She was the sister of Barbara Botto and the late Alfred Botto, Jr. and Lorraine DiPlatzi. She was also the devoted grandmother of Robert, Jr. Jeffrey and Christine and great grandmother of Joseph, Willow and Adelaide.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham on Wednesday December 29 at 9:00 am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home 322 Main St. Stoneham on Tuesday December 28 from 4-7pm. (masks required). Interment will be at Lindenwood Cemetery in Stoneham.

Donations may be made to the Joseph E. Viola Scholarship Fund
Berklee College of Music
Attn: Gifts Processor
1140 Boylston Street, MS-161 IA
Boston, MA 02215
Or online at https://college.berklee.edu/giving/make-gift