Viola A. Tessier December 10, 1923 - November 9, 2012 Griswold - Viola A. Tessier, 88, formerly of Geer Road passed away Friday afternoon at the W.W. Backus Hospital. She was born December 10, 1923 daughter of the late Joseph and Albina (Labarre) Benoit. On February 7, 1941 in Taftville she was married to Gilles Tessier. He predeceased her. Viola worked for many years as a Food Service Supervisor for the Norwich Hospital. She is survived by her sister Lucille Miskiewicz of Norwich, her granddaughter Lisa Perra, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was predeceased by her daughter Maureen Perra and a brother Joseph Benoit. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Jewett City. Interment will follow in Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold. The Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with arrangements. The family requests that flowers and donations be omitted.