Margaret A. Chiodo, 79, was called to Heaven on Saturday, January 28, 2017 with her family by her side. Visitation for “Mama Chiodo” will be held from 4 – 7 pm with a Rosary beginning at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 31st at the Tonini Funeral Home, 2135 SW 9th in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 11 am at Christ The King Parish, 5711 SW 9th St, Des Moines, burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
She was born August 11, 1937 to George and Anna (Sabel) Totin in Pittsburg, PA. She came to Des Moines with her (late) husband Santo and raised her children. She retired from the phone company in grand fashion. Margaret was a member of CWA Local 7102, and the Red Hot Divas, both in Des Moines. She was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents & grand parents, her son, Santo Jr. and a brother, George Totin III. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa A. Chiodo of Des Moines, a son, Angelo (Chong) Chiodo of Ankeny, and two nephews, Tank & Bruce Totin of Pittsburg.
The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and staff at Broadlawns Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, and the Kavanagh House for their comfort and care. Memorials may be directed to Christ the King Parish.