Vanessa Teresa Townsend, formerly of Hull, lost her battle with cancer and gently fell asleep into eternal rest surrounded by her family and friends. She was 46.
Born in Boston, she lived most of her life in Hull. Vanessa was the daughter of the late Frances DiVendra Viola. She leaves behind her two greatest loves, her sons Christopher Townsend, of Martha’s Vineyard, and Joseph Townsend, of Franklin; her beloved sisters, Danielle Lavoie and her husband, Andre, of Hingham, and Lilla Moore and her husband, Joshua, of Quincy; and her brothers Michael Viola and his wife, Kristen, of Norwell, and Richard Viola, of Hull. She also leaves her grandmother, Mama Teresa DiVendra, of Weymouth, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews with whom she shared close relationships.
Vanessa loved music; you could often find her with her headphones on singing along loudly. Spending time with family and friends was her greatest joy. She will always be fondly remembered for her infectious laughter and her enormous loving heart.
Calling hours will be held for relatives and friends on Thursday, July 15, from 4-8 p.m., at the Downing Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St. Hingham. Interment will be held at a later date, at the family cabin in upstate New York.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Jimmy Fund for Childhood Cancer.
For additional information and online guest book, go to www.downingchapel.com