Joseph P. Laviola

April 11, 2006

Joseph P. Laviola
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

JOSEPH P. LAVIOLA – in Woburn, Tuesday, April 11th. Beloved husband of the late Frances A. (Phillips) Laviola. Devoted father of Peter F. Laviola and his wife Mary H. of PA, Marisa A. Laviola and her spouse Carol M. Calenberg of Woburn and the late David J. Laviola. Dear brother of Ann Brown, Viola Liberto, Marie Salvitto, Helen Campagna, Harry Laviola, all of PA and the late Alfred Laviola. Loving grandfather of Peter J., and Lisa M. DiGiorgio, John M. Laviola, Kristyn K. and Kathryn Z. Calenberg-Laviola. Also survived by many loving nieces. Funeral Services are private and are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Laviola’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852.

OBITUARY:

Joseph P. Laviola of Woburn passed away at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford on Tuesday, April 11th. The beloved husband of the late Frances A. Phillips, he was eighty-eight years of age.

Born in Philadelphia, Joseph was the son of the late Peter and Maria Laviola. Joseph was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania. In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country during World War II.

In 1946 he married the love of his life, Frances Phillips, with whom he shared fifty-four wonderful years. They made their home in the Philadelphia area throughout their married lives, where they raised their two children.

Mr. Laviola was employed in the insurance industry as a Sales Representative where he remained until his retirement in 1972. Following his retirement he fulfilled a dream by purchasing, along with his son, a gasoline station, where he was able to use his hands, as he was so mechanically inclined. He continued this for the next twenty years.

Mr. Laviola was a voracious reader, enjoying all genres, but in particular fiction, philosophy, and religion. He was truly a people person, enjoying good conversation with all. Music was always in the backround at home, be it classical or the big band era sound.

Following his wife’s death, he moved to Woburn six years ago, where he has made his home with his daughter and her family. There he enjoyed their love and companionship and his granddaughters Kristyn and Kathryn were the apples of his eye. He enjoyed reading to them, taking walks, and going to their school events. He also enjoyed being with his peers and would frequently be seen at the Senior Center, particularly if there were informative talks and discussion groups.

In addition to his wife, Frances, Mr. Laviola was predeceased by his son, David J., and his brother Alfred Laviola.

He is survived by his children, Peter F. Laviola and his wife Mary H. of Pennsylvania, Marisa A. Laviola and her spouse Carol M. Calenberg of Woburn, his siblings, Ann Brown, Viola Liberto, Marie Salvitto, Helen Campagna, Harry Laviola, all of PA, his grandchildren, Peter J. and Lisa M. DiGiorgio, John M. Laviola, Kristyn K. and Kathryn Z. Calenberg-Laviola. Also surviving are many loving nieces.

Funeral services are private and are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

Donations may be made in Mr. Laviola’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801, or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852.

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