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Viola B
Cicetti (Barnes)

March 17, 1919 – November 27, 2018

Viola Cicetti
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Obituary for Viola B Cicetti (Barnes)

CHARLTON-Viola M. (Barnes) Cicetti, 99 years and 8 months, passed away peacefully in her home at Overlook Health Center in Charlton, with the support of her family, on November 27, 2018. Her husband, Armand J. Cicetti predeceased her on January 2, 1985. Viola leaves her 4 loving children, Armand L. Cicetti and his wife, Camille, of Crossville, Tennessee, Viola B. Whiteman of Warrington, Pennsylvania, Richard A. Cicetti of Santa Monica, CA, and Deborah C. Campbell and her husband Edward J. of Sturbridge, MA. She also leaves her 4 loving grandchildren, Susan W. Nordlof and her husband, John Nordlof of Phila., PA, John E. A. Whiteman of Hellertown, PA, Christy C. Simpson and her husband, Andrew Simpson of Ware, MA, and Scott E. Campbell and his wife, Jill C. Campbell of Grafton, MA. She also leaves 4 great-grandchildren. Viola was predeceased by her brother, Leroy A. Barnes Jr., son-in-law, Hugh M. Whiteman and several beloved pets.

Viola was born in Vailsburg section of Newark, NJ on St. Patrick’s Day, 1919 the daughter of Amelia L. (Hollister) Barnes and LeRoy A. Barnes. She studied music and was coached in opera at Arts High School until 1937. Soon after she married the love of her life and then devoted her life to supporting her husband’s dream of owning his own floral shop and caring for her family in Livingston, NJ. In retirement, she and Armand resided in West Palm Beach, FL and Yarmouthport, MA. Viola volunteered her time as a Cub Scout Den mother, Girl Scout leader, was a deacon at Trinity Covenant Church, Livingston, NJ and Federated Church of Hyannis, MA. She was also a member of the Livingston Women’s Club, their choral group and the NJ chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In later years Viola worked at the Turtle Back Zoo, South Orange, NJ, Buttner’s in Hyannis, MA and Cape Cod Hospital Thrift Shop. Viola’s favorite pastimes included researching her extensive genealogy, reading historic biographies, traveling, most fondly to Hawaii, and basking in the sun. Her family will most miss her charm, sense of humor and the twinkle in her eye.

The family asks that donations be made to the Overlook Communities and Overlook Hospice of Charlton, MA.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Overlook Chapel, Charlton, MA. A private burial will take place at Ancient Cemetery in Yarmouthport, MA at a later date. Pillsbury Funeral Home 3 West Brookfield Rd. Brookfield.

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