Rita C. Hall-Viau

Date of Passing:

January 3, 2023

Hall-Viau, Rita C., 82, formerly of Catalpa Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on January 3, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.

Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Edgar J. and Albertine (Blouin) Viau, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mrs. Viau was a Program Coordinator for the Rhode Island Bar Association for 15 years before retiring in 2003.

Rita was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

She is survived by three sons, Charles E. Hall Jr. and his wife Michelle of East Providence, David C. Hall and his wife Darlene of Riverside and Stephen J. Hall and his wife Joanne of Belton, Texas; a sister, Diane Sosnosky of Florida, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was the sister of the late Catherine Kabaze.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday January 10, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a funeral service in the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 135 New Meadow Road, Swansea, MA at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m. Contributions in Rita’s memory to the American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI 02908 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To Dave, Steve, and Charles:
    Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, Rita.

  2. To the Hall Family, I am so sorry for your Mom’s Loss. May She Rest in Peace and God Bless Her.

  3. Our deepest sympathy and condolences.
    Rita is loved by all! Her church family will miss her dearly.
    Praying for peace and comfort,
    Pastor Bob & The Abundant Life Church Family

  4. Although I haven’t seen Aunt Rita in decades, her passing has come as a blow.
    May your memories of her give you all comfort at this difficult time and in the coming years ahead.
    Sending love.
    Karen Hall Hasenfus

  5. My very deepest sympathy to all of Rita’s family!

  6. I was deeply saddened to hear of my dear friend’s passing. She was a bright light in this world and much loved by all who knew her. Our friendship lasted over 40 years and I will miss our conversations and the times we got together for lunch or just to visit. She was a woman of great faith and we prayed together many times through the years. She loved her family and I pray they will find comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord.

  7. My mother and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Aunt Rita was a beautiful ,God loving soul! May her profound light united in Christ Jesus live on for all of eternity! She will be greatly missed and loved in our hearts. Much love and prayers, Teri and Aunt Nat.

  8. So sorry for your loss she was very special lady and will be missed

  9. So sorry for your loss, Rita was beautiful inside and out. She was a patient of Dr. Smiley for which I worked for 25 years. She had a beautiful smile, and we enjoyed many conversations R.I.P.
    Diane D’Ascoli

  10. Rita was truly “a lady” as my mother would say. Her presence was known by her gentle spirit and loving heart.
    May her memories and presents always be with you.
    Blessings and love to your family.

  11. My sincere condolences go out to all of the Hall family. It is hard to lose a loved one but the days will get brighter as time passes. May your mom rest in peace.

  12. The passing of “A Mother ‘ is especially difficult because they are the heart and soul of the family. Rita fit this description perfectly. Always a kind word from her whenever we met . She leaves this world leaving behind heartache from her immediate family but is back with her Mom and Dad whom she loved dearly. Even as a youngster, Rita helped my Mom raise six children which involved changing my diapers many a time ( and she loved reminding about it ) Until we meet again my dear Rita give your Mom (my Godmother ) a big hug from me

  13. My Dad suffered alcohol use disorder. His affliction got really bad when I was ten years old and my Mom sent me to live with Rita and her family for a while. Wise beyond her years (only two years older than me), Rita helped me come to terms what was happening. RIP, my very dear cousin.

  14. David and family,
    I was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    At this difficult time and the days ahead, may you find comfort, peace, and strength in the loving memories you shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Deepest sympathies,

  15. I am SO sorry for your loss Charlie, Michelle, Brian and Stephanie. Praying for you all during this time. 💗

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. I really liked Rita!

  17. So very sorry for your loss. Deepest prayers and condolences to the family. 🙏❤️

  18. Very sorry for your loss

  19. To my dear cousins and their families, may the memories of all the happy and special moments that you shared with your Mom/Grandma in her life, bring you comfort in this difficult time. Till you meet again in the eternal life with our Lord. Love & Peace,Cindy & Tim Rodgers

  20. So sad to lose a friend on earth but know that someday I’ll see her again in our Heavenly home. Rita was such a dear lady & I enjoyed going to church with her and knowing her family. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this hard time of loss. Praying for God’s comfort. Love, Barbie Sadler Humphrey (Texas)

  21. The passing of a loved one is always hard, but knowing that she is praising God, is a comfort for the ones left behind. May the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ comfort your hart’s.

  22. So very sorry for your loss. May her family find peace.

  23. Rest in peace Auntie. God has gained another angel 🙏

  24. Rest in eternal peace, Auntie 🙏

  25. Sadly, we will miss you.
    May you rest in peace and my your light always shine
    Diane and Joe💕

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