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Viola M. Gianetti
SEEKONK - Viola M. (Letourneau) Gianetti, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno J. Gianetti.
Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Hector and Regina (Pontbriand) Letourneau, she resided in Pawtucket for fifty-one years before moving to Seekonk in 1997. Viola was a winder at the former Seekonk Lace Company, Pawtucket for forty-five years until retiring. She received many awards for her philatelic activities and was a member of the Rhode Island Philatelic Society; Slater Stamp Club, Pawtucket; White Mountains Stamp Club, Conway, NH and the ACE First Day Cover Society.
Viola leaves a son, George R. Gianetti of Orlando, Florida; a daughter, Regina M. Greer and her husband, Bill of Rehoboth; a sister, Aurore Bessette of Swansea, MA; three grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to LaSalette Shrine, 947 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703. Arrangements were entrusted to WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, Pawtucket. For online condolences visit: