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passed away peacefully in New York on August 23, 2017. Loving wife of the late Robert H. Harris. Beloved mother of Steven and his wife Barbara, of Wilmette, IL, and Sunny Harris Rome and her husband Chip, of Burke, VA. Proud grandmother of Avi Kalman-Rome (Eli), Robert Rome, Jacob Harris (Taylor) and Molly Harris. Great-grandmother of Ezra. A working actor for more than 75 years, Viola enjoyed a long and satisfying career in film, television, theater and commercials. Funeral services Sunday, August 27, at 12:30pm, at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, Amsterdam at 91st Street, followed by Interment at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. Donations in memory of Viola may be made to The Actors Fund or the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence.

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630 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-4400
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Published in The New York Times on Aug. 26, 2017