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Vanessa T Townsend

October 10, 1974 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 46)

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Vanessa Teresa Townsend, age 46, formally of Hull, lost her battle with cancer, and gently fell asleep into eternal rest surrounded by her family and friends.

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, and her beloved siblings; sisters, Danielle Lavoie and her husband Andre of Hingham, and Lilla Moore and her husband Joshua of Quincy, brothers; Michael Viola and his wife Kristen of Norwell, and Richard Viola of Hull. Her grandmother, Mama Teresa DiVendra of Weymouth, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews with whom she shared close relationships with.

Vanessa loved music and 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 15th from 4pm to 8pm at the Downing Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St. Hingham MA 02043. 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.


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