Joan E. Viola

May 13, 1930 - February 2, 2017

Age 86, of Warsaw, died on February 2, 2017 at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga following a brief illness.

She was born May 13, 1930 in Jeffersonville, Indiana daughter of the late Carl and Anna Abney Quinn. In earlier years, she was employed as a switchboard operator for the Buffalo Evening News. She then worked for several years as a gate attendant at Letchworth State Park. Joan was also well known in the area as an accomplished seamstress.

Joan was a member of the Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church in Warsaw and she was a member of the quilting group at the church. She had also been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Joan enjoyed gardening, going to garage sales, doing crafts and quilting.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Viola and her son, Joseph (Deborah) Viola, granddaughter, Heather Viola, stepfather, Kenneth Smith, brother, Lynn Quinn and step sister, Sandra Zornes.

Surviving are her daughter, Lorraine (Michael) Hyjek of Warsaw; grandchildren, Alicia (Jason) Witt, Ashley Hyjek, Jennifer (Michael) Juzdowski; great grandchildren, Julian, Emma, Taylor and Cameron; her brother, Alvis Quinn of Ohio; her step sister, Bonnie Featheringham of Kentucky.

Friends may call Sunday, February 12 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM and Monday, February 13 from 10 – 10:45 AM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Joan’s funeral service will be held Monday, February 13 at 11 AM at the Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church, 3415 Route 19 South, Warsaw. Burial will be in Warsaw Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480

Important Dates

February 12, 2017 : Calling hours for Joan E. Viola - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

February 12, 2017 : Calling hours for Joan E. Viola - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

February 13, 2017 : Calling hours for Joan E. Viola - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

February 13, 2017 : Funeral service for Joan E. Viola at the Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church - 11:00 AM - 3415 Route 19 South, Warsaw

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Feb 10.17 from tom & lucy breslin:
We remember Joan as a devoted park employee and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Feb 10.17 from Sandra Scherrer:
From the Angelo and Patricia Salamone family, Blessings sent to Joan's family. Remembering Joan with her whit and humor, a large heart for everyone of our family. She will always be remembered with the warmest memories shared with our family.

Feb 9.17 from ken curry:
so sorry to hear of your lost,may she rest in peace

Feb 9.17 from Kim LaWall:
I had the pleasure of knowing Joan through my work at WCCA a few years ago. We visited many times and she was always so welcoming and kind.I enjoyed seeing her quilting work which she was so proud of. Her soul will be missed.

Feb 7.17 from Susan Shar5:
So sorry for your loss may God be with you and your family

Feb 7.17 from Jacqueline Cochrane:
R.I.P. Aunt Joan Viola , Although I haven't seen you in years , My memories are sweet wonderful memories , You were a sweet and loving women , We lived upstairs from you and you had coffee with Mommy every afternoon , " AUNT JOAN COFFEE TIME AUNT JOAN " I love you R.I.P.with all our family <3

Feb 7.17 from Wrights of Butternut Street:
Alicia, Ashley, Lorraine, Mike, and family,
We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss and extend our most heartfelt condolences. She was a wonderful lady, and will be missed.

Feb 6.17 from Josie Mabie:
Lorraine and family,
I was saddened to hear of Aunt Joan's passing. I have many fond childhood memories of us living upstairs from
you when we were children. Your Mom was a special lady I know you will miss her.

Feb 6.17 from Jean(Lowden) Sullivan:
Lorraine and family, sorry about your mom but remember all the good times you shared and keep them close to your heart when you think of them you can't help but smile. Your family is in our prayers, she was a very nice lady and will be missed by all who knew her.