Viola R. Hood Achkar of Grand Island entered into eternal rest June 9, 2019, at the age 89.
Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Aug. 31, 1929, she was the beloved wife of the late John R. Hood and John Achkar; dearest mother of Mary F. Zmuda (George Baase), Joyce A. Warren (Roger), Sue Sondel Trammell (Eric), Renee Roess (John), Maureen Achkar and Roger Achkar (Mary); cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother to 15.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 12, at the Kaiser Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Thursday, June 13, at St. Stephen R.C. Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.