Viola SantellaApril 17, 2017
Age 93, of Ross Township, on April 17, 2017.
Devoted Wife of the late Herman S.for 61 years .
Loving Mother of Stephen (Mary) Santella, Robin (Rick) Kromka, and the late Mark Anthony Santella
Beloved Grandmother of Stephen Michael Santella; treasured aunt of Almerinda Greco, additional nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.Viola was an avid volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was featured in the April 2017 edition of Pittsburgh Senior News for her 30+ years of service. During her life, Viola also volunteered at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church. She held various offices in the Women’s Guils, ran weekly bingo for senior citizens, chauffered the nuns to appointments, and catered dinners/luncheons for the priests and guests. After moving to Ross Township in 1971, Viola continued her volunteer career at St. Sebastian Church, sewing at the Vincentian Home, delivering meals, baking, and working in the kitchen for Meals on Wheels. She still managed to take care of her son who had Muscular Dystrophy, learned to play bridge and to bowl. When her husband had a stroke, she expanded her volunteerism again, providing help to the program director at a weekly stroke group in Fox Chapel.They enjoyed outings, exercised, played games,and made crafts, followed by a sweet treat usually baked by Viola.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels ,c/o Berkely Hills Lutheran Church, 517 Sangree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Visitation Tues. 2-8 p.m. at Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw.
Blessing service Wednesday 11 AM at the funeral home.