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Mary Joann Chiodo

October 23, 1922 December 24, 2017
Mary Joann Chiodo
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Mary Joann Chiodo, 95, of Pottsville, passed away Sunday morning at York Terrace, Pottsville.

Born in Mt. Carbon on October 23, 1922, she was a daughter of thelate Rosa (Ferraiolo) and Antonio Chiodo.

She was a 1943 graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of St. Patrick R.C.C. and a member of the former St. Joseph Parish. At St. Patrick R.C.C. shebelonged to St. Pats Seniors.

Mary was a garment factory worker at Biever's, Schuylkill Havenfor over 40 years, retiring in 1982 and also a former beautician from her homeshop.

She was very active in the Pottsville community. She was amember of Catholic Daughters Santa Marta, where she served as past Presidentand secretary; Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, where she served aspast President; Sons of Italy; Good Sam Caring Corners; and BPW. She was a volunteer eucharistic minister at Good Samaritan Hospital and did miscellaneous volunteering through the years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers: Carl, Anthony, Angelo, and Sam.

Mary is survived by a brother, John D. Chiodo, who she wasespecially close to and with whom she spent her entire life; sister-in-law,Ethel Pfleuger; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 29that 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C.C., 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with Msgr. EdwardJ. O’Connor as celebrant.

A viewing will held on Friday morning at Lord-Bixler FuneralHome, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St. at 9:30 a.m until the procession willleave for church.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Mary’s memory be sent to St.Patrick R.C.C. Memorial Fund,
319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901 or Hillside SPCA, Hillside Road, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com

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