Viola May O’Brien

Viola May O’Brien, 93, of East Street, North Walpole, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Viola was born in Bellows Falls on Aug. 21, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Eva (Marcy) White. She attended schools in Bellows Falls and worked at Stairway Restaurant and retired from Whitney Blake. She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church and was an avid Bellows Falls Union High School sports fan. Viola enjoyed painting ceramics and decorating her home for the holidays — especially Halloween and Christmas.

On Nov. 11, 1946, Viola married Michael O’Brien, who predeceased her. Surviving are her friends Tim and Elaine Swift and their children, Amanda and Jordan; and her nieces and nephews David, Gary and Larry O’Brien, Sharon Cochran and Katherine Parrott.

There will be calling hours 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, at St. Peter’s Church, with burial to follow in the St. Peter’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All Saints Parish for St. Peter’s Church, PO Box 332, Charlestown, NH 03603.