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Viola Boles

Postby BeckyA » 05 Jul 2011, 19:59

Can anyone tell me where she died? I have a possible death date of 5/5/63.
Viola Thelma Boles
Birth: 06 Nov 1906 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Marriage: 1927
Spouses: Enrico Sferra (b: 16 Jun 1905)

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Re: Viola Boles

Postby Paolo47 » 05 Jul 2011, 20:25

Becky,
Can't find Viola, but something in her daughters obit might help.....

Buffalo News, The (NY) - July 15, 2007
BIRKINS-FITZHENRY- Margherita "Chita" (Sferra) age 79. It is with great sadness that the family of Chita announces her passing after an illness, on Saturday, June 16, 2007. Chita will be lovingly remembered by her family: sons, Richard and Jeffrey; daughters, Wendy Farr, and Cheri Doherr; their spouses and 12 grandchildren. Chita will also be remembered by her longtime companion, William Fitzhenry; his four sons, Bill, Joe, Michael, and Jimmy and their families. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Viola and Enrico Sferra of Sferra Brothers Fine Linens. She was married to Richard G. Birkins, of Haworth, NJ for 40 years, before he died of cancer in 1985. Chita continued her life with William Fitzhenry of Buffalo, NY, sharing over 20 wonderful years together. Chita loved life and she was known for her flair for fashion, artistic talent, and passion for dancing. A celebration of life is being planned for August 11th in New Jersey. RSVP Wendy at 704-533-2293.

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Re: Viola Boles

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Jul 2011, 22:12

Have you considered New Jersey for the place of death?

Don't know if you've seen this... 1930 Census

Enrico Sferra, wife Viola, daughter Margherita and mother-in-law Mary Odgen
Living in Tenafly, Bergen, New Jersey...

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Last line of the Margherita's Obit posted by Paolo47 abovve, indicates a celebration of life to be held in New Jersey.

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Re: Viola Boles

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Jul 2011, 22:37

This 1955 ship manifest for Enrico Sferra, age 49, has his address as Tenafly, New Jersey.
If Viola's death occurred 8 years later, there is a good possibility they were still living in Tenafly... Of course, if she died while visiting someone, or while away from home, the death would be recorded in the place of death, not the "hometown" :-(

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Haven't found an obit for Viola.

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