Viola Scott Thomsen

June 20, 2014

Thomsen, Viola Obituary

Viola Scott Thomsen (formerly Viola Mocarski) passed away at the age of 89, on June 20, 2014, at Lytton Gardens Senior Communities in Palo Alto, CA. Her death was attributed to cardiovascular failure.

Visitation will be on Friday June 11, 2014 at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. Funeral service will take place at The Fewsmith Memorial Presbyterian Church in Belleville at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, with burial to follow at Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton.

Viola was born on August 8, 1924, and was raised in Walker Valley, near Pine Bush, New York. During World War II she worked as a secretary at Stewart Field in upstate New York. She married the late Edward Mocarski and they raised their three children in Belleville, New Jersey. Viola worked for many years in physician’s offices and then as executive assistant to the head of chemistry at Hoffman La Roche Pharmaceuticals in Nutley, NJ. After her marriage to Carl Thomsen, she lived in Sparta, New Jersey and later retired to Port St. Lucie West, Florida. Viola recently joined her children and their families in California, residing at Lytton Gardens Assisted Living in Palo Alto.

Throughout her life, Viola maintained many close relationships with family and friends. Wherever she lived, Viola was active in the Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder at churches in Belleville, Sparta and Vero Beach. She loved to travel and enjoyed entertaining as well as the latest in fashion and design. Viola participated in social clubs, card clubs and dinner groups, as well as all aspects of the performing arts, regularly attending local and regional theater with friends. She loved decorating the house for every holiday. Over the last three decades, Viola became a regular golfer.

Wife of the late Edward S. Mocarski and the late Carl Thomsen, she is survived by her son Dr. Edward S. Mocarski, Jr. and his wife Dr. Christine L. Martens, daughter Nancy L. Zarra, daughter Susan J. Mocarski and her husband Darrell E. Elwell. Also surviving are grandchildren Anthony J. Zarra, Jr., Emily C. Mocarski, Shannon Lee, Cassandra Belt and Ryan Elwell.

Please consider a donation to the American Heart Association in honor of Viola.




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July 11, 2014
2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.

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Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home

596 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032
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July 12, 2014
10 a.m.

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Fewsmith Memorial Presbyterian Church

444 Union Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109
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July 12, 2014

Burial
Crest Haven Memorial Park

Clifton, NJ 07011
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