Viola Marie (DiLeo) Hoffman, 81

Viola Marie (DiLeo) Hoffman, 81, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center-Somerset in Somerville, NJ. Born in Bound Brook, NJ, daughter of the late Anthony and Jenny (Giarretta) DiLeo, she lived in Bound Brook and Bridgewater before settling to Somerset.

Viola was a working mother who took great pride in caring for her family. She had a passion for Interior Design, where she created innovative window treatments and crocheted many beautiful projects. She was a culinary gourmet cook and known as a master bridge player among her friends. She adored traveling as well as spending family time at her Long Beach Island home. Her greatest pride and joy in life were her eleven grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church in Bridgewater, NJ. 

Besides her parents, Viola was predeceased by her sister, Betty Adriaanse. 

Viola is survived by her beloved husband Dr. Joseph A. Hoffman, Sr., with whom she joined hands in marriage on October 6, 1956. She leaves behind her four children; son Joseph A. Hoffman, Jr and wife Sharon of Somerset, NJ, daughter Mary Lynn Hawkinson and husband Bruce of Flemington, NJ, son Michael Hoffman and wife Britton of Beach Haven, NJ and daughter Mary Beth Adams and husband Greg of Flemington. She will be deeply missed by her eleven cherished grandchildren: Eric, Jennifer, Christian, Carter, Michael and wife Kelly, Kelsey, Christopher, Taylor, Jonathan, Kathleen and Julianne. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887 on Monday, May 9, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. 

Funeral services will begin on Tuesday, May 10, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church in Bridgewater with Mgr. Joe Celano officiating. Committal words and entombment will follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made in Viola’s memory to St. Bernard Church, 500 US-22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, www.stbernardbridgewater.org.