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Viola McDonald

AGE: 85 • Lakewood

Viola McDonald, 85, of Lakewood, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Barbara J. Egan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Shrewsbury, Pa. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Belford before moving to Lakewood two years ago. Viola was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in New Monmouth, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society.

She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Pearl Kirby; and her husband, Eugene McDonald, in 1997. She is survived by her sons, Thomas McDonald of Stewartstown, Pa., James McDonald of Middletown, Md., and Christopher McDonald of Clermont, Fla.; her daughters, Kathleen Littlefield of Jackson, and Patricia Sandusky of Mill Run, Pa.; her sister, Eleanor Levison of Staten Island, N.Y.; her brother, Walter Kirby; her nine grandchildren; and her two great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at the George S. Hassler Funeral Home, 980 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. A Funeral Gathering will be offered at 8 a.m. Friday, July 8 at the funeral home. Her Funeral Liturgy will follow at 9 am. at St. Veronica's Roman Catholic Church, 4215 Route 9 North, Howell. Interment will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Viola's memory to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352, and would be greatly appreciated. For further information and directions, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 5, 2011
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