Joseph Frank Viviano Joseph Frank Viviano, 80, of Fishersville, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home. He was born on June 25, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Frank Viviano and Lulu Corso Viviano. Joseph was a salesman with Bob Wade Auto World, Harrisonburg. General Motors recognized him as "Best Salesman in the United States". A Korean War veteran, he served for four years in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, Charlottesville, where he served as a Deacon. A man of many interests he enjoyed his family, friends, his dogs, cars, music and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Martina Stange Viviano; his children, Donna Viviano, Andrea Viviano and her fiance, TJ Phelps, Vanessa Viviano and Frank Viviano and his fiancee, Melissa, all of Virginia, and Lisa Viviano Abrams and her husband, Marty, of New York; his grandchildren, Jodi Lewis, Joseph Viviano Abrams and Joey DiGorga; his sisters, Annette Stallone and her husband, Anthony, and Charlotte Anderson and her husband, Harvey, all of New York; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, Charlottesville, at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, conducted by Assistant Pastor Margaret Gillette. The family suggests that memorial contributions in his memory be made to Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, 1525 Stoney Point Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911 or to Augusta Health-Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.charltonandgroomefuneralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.