Viola F.  Cirella
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Salem, NH - Viola F. Cirella, 97, a longtime resident of Salem, NH passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at her home.
She was born in Methuen, a daughter of the late Carmin and Carmella (LaProva) Ricci.
Mrs. Cirella attended Methuen Schools and graduated from the Edward F. Searles High School, Class of 1939. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Salem, loved to garden and cook and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her three sons, Michael Cirella of California, Joseph Cirella of East Hampstead, NH and Anthony Cirella and his wife Michelle of Salem, by her three daughters, MaryAnne Murphy of Salem, Judi Kostiew and her husband Michael of Northwood, NH and Constance Courcy and her husband Leo, Jr. of Florida. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, her sister; Louise Pelletier of Salem and by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband; Victor A. Cirella in 1995 and by her 10 brothers and sisters.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 18th in St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, 329 Main St., Salem. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at
Published on October 16, 2019


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Oct 17, 2019
Thank you for sharing your Mom with me at Christmas to make your traditional cookies, it was a joy.
Jim Savoy Methuen,Ma.
Oct 17, 2019
Jackie Markelson
Oct 16, 2019
My most loved writer & chronicler of all things Ricci. I cherished (& saved) her letters which will now sustain me until we meet again. RIP Auntie. You’re always in my heart.
Kimmee Lathrop
Oct 16, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with you!
Dean Brady
Oct 16, 2019
I would like to send you and your family my condolences on the loss of your grandmother. May she rest in peace