1925 – 2016
Killingly – Viola (Bonneville) Cerreto, 91, of Pettingill Road, formerly of Putnam, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Westview Healthcare Center after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Sebastian S. Cerreto. Viola and Sibi were happily married for 68 years. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Eugene A. and Georgianna (MacIvor) Bonneville. She was predeceased by her brothers Norman Bonneville, Robert Bonneville and sister Pauline Snelgrove.
Viola was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished the quality time she got to spend with her family. She was known for her kind heart, always putting others first and her unwavering support for her family.
Viola was the valedictorian of her Putnam High School class. She worked at Belding Heminway Company, and then in the finance department of Rogers Corporation for 20 years.
She was an avid knitter and one of her proudest accomplishments was creating a wedding gown for her daughter. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and especially spending time with her family and her much loved miniature Australian Shepherd, Pixie. Viola was an avid reader of The New York Times every day. Notably, she learned how to use an iPad in her later years and would frequently stay in contact with family members by email.
Her family would like to give a special thank you to her longtime, trusted physician Dr. Joseph Botta, the staff at Westview Health Care Center and Day Kimball Homemakers for their excellent care.
Viola is survived by her son, Michael Cerreto and his wife Patricia of Bridgewater, MA; her daughters, Dr. Mary Cerreto and her husband Dr. David Coulter, MD, of Natick, MA, and Barbara Porter and her husband Clyde of Dayville; her sister, Barbara Vadnais and her husband John of Ravena, NY; her grandchildren, Jonathan Porter and his wife Brynn of State College, PA, Craig Porter and his wife Beth Dubofsky-Porter of Killingly, and Kenneth Cerreto and his wife Patricia of Harvard, MA; and her great grandchildren, Sebastian Cerreto and Holly Cerreto.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday July 30, 2016 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.