Viola (D'Angelo) Zawislak

December 14, 1926 ~ May 14, 2021 (age 94)


Viola D’Angelo Zawislak

Lifelong Resident of Dover

Our precious Mother, Viola Margaret, passed away on Friday May 14, 2021 at the age of 94. She devoted her life to her children, family, friends and was a gentle, kind, and gracious woman.

Viola was one of five daughters born to Catherine & Valentino D’Angelo and was raised among the many Italian immigrant families of Dover, N.J. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband, John Zawislak, infant son Mark, her beloved sisters Ida, Del, and Lee, and son-in-law Richard Stocker.

Viola is survived by her eldest Sister, Mary D’Angelo, daughter Donna Stocker, son’s Randy, Scott, Craig and his wife, Wendy. She leaves grandchildren Kristin Lally and husband Tim, Ryan Stocker and wife Deanna, and Paige and Jenna Zawislak. Viola also leaves great grandchildren Brayden Stocker and McKenzie Lally.

As a widow with young children to raise, Viola learned how to drive, bought herself a car and returned to the workplace as a Classroom Aide at Dover Elementary School, and later retired from Picatinny Arsenal. She will be remembered as an independent and strong woman who reached out to make a life for herself and as a loving, gentle Mother always protective and nurturing of her children. We are so very fortunate that she and our Father were there when we needed them most.

Public viewing on Tuesday, May 18 from 4-6pm, Wednesday morning family only, a public mass to follow at Sacred Heart Church, Dover with interment at Locust Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made out to Merry Heart Assisted Living, 118 Main St, Succasunna, NJ 07876, att: Execu Director.

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May 18, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bermingham Funeral Home
216 S. Main Street
Wharton, NJ 07885

Mass of Christian Burial
May 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church (Dover, Locust Hill Cemetery)

Interment following funeral service
May 19, 2021

Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover


Merry Heart Assisted Living att: Execu Director
118 Main Street, Succasunna NJ 07876
Tel: 1-973-584-4000

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