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Katherine Viel

August 27, 1926 — September 9, 2017

OXFORD – Katherine H. (Bomba) Viel, 91, of Water Street, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, September 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Lawrence L. Viel who died in 2009. She is survived by seven children, Diana M. Peterson and her husband George of Grafton, Lawrence L. Viel Jr. of Charlton, Michael P. Viel and his wife Sheila of Charlton, Daniel J. Viel and his wife Sandra of Oxford, Kathleen M. Saad and her husband Alfred of Thompson, CT, Mary L. Tolic and her husband Mato of Oxford, and Patricia A. Viel of Warwick, RI; two sisters, Esther Hafey of Leeds, and Patricia Hurst and her husband James of Andover, CT; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her daughter, Ann E. Eckl who died this past March; and two brothers, Paul and John Bomba. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Vickers) Bomba, and lived in Oxford for 63 years. She graduated from Leicester High School and St. Vincent School of Nursing.

Katherine was a registered nurse throughout her life. She worked as a district nurse for many years and later worked in the nursery at St. Vincent Hospital before retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Ann’s Church in North Oxford for many years.

Katherine had a strong love of family, faith in God, and was loved by all. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crewel stitchery, gardening, and enjoyed playing her organ. She also enjoyed building doll houses and cooking.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at St. Ann’s Church, 652 Main St., North Oxford. Friends are respectfully invited to meet at the church. Burial will follow at North Cemetery in Oxford. Calling hours are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Church, P.O. Box 488, North Oxford, MA 01537. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, is directing the arrangements.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

North Cemetery
Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540


Tuesday, September 12, 2017
11:00 AM

St. Ann's Church
652 Main Street
North Oxford, MA 01537

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