Mary Jane Chiodo,90, of Warren PA., died Thursday evening, January 12, 2023, with her family at her side in the Rouse Home.
She was born on April 26, 1932, in Bradford, PA. Mary Jane was the only daughter of Frank A. Chiodo and Verna (Betty) Harford. She was a 1950 graduate of Bradford High School. Mary Jane then attended the Bradford Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated in 1953 with a degree in Nursing. She was employed by the Warren General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in the OR, ER and Maternity Departments after moving to Warren in 1954. Mary Jane met and married Frank R. Chiodo, her husband of almost 61 years in 1955. They resided in Warren and raised 3 sons Louis, Frank Jr., and Gregory. In 1976 she returned to work as an R.N. at the Warren State Hospital and was employed there for 17 years until she retired in 1992.
By far, her greatest joy was her family, including her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. They brought joy to her life, meaning to her actions and purpose to her days. She loved to cook and bake, making our family meals, weekend gatherings, and especially our holidays together so cherished and memorable. Mary Jane loved to travel with her husband after their retirement. Florence, Italy was her absolute favorite. Her entire life revolved around caring and doing for others. She was the epitome of selflessness, caring for her husband’s elderly parents, Luigi and Katherine, her children, her husband through an extended illness and her eldest son through his battle with cancer. She rarely ever thought of herself first. Even much of this obituary was penned by Mary Jane herself years before her death to spare her sons the anxiety and stress of writing it after her passing. Mary Jane was a long-time member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons, Frank R. Chiodo Jr. of Warren, and Greg L. Chiodo and his wife Jacqueline LaWarre of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren Anthony Chiodo and his wife Liz, Brittany Chiodo, Courtney Chiodo, Angela Jerman, and Christina Martin and her husband Mike; five great grandchildren Fiona Chiodo, Zachary and Autumn Jerman, and Colton and Madison Martin; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, and her husband she was preceded in death by her son Lou Chiodo and two great grandsons Sylas Chiodo and Asher Chiodo.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St. Warren PA on Monday, January 16, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph R.C. Church 600 Pennsylvania Ave. West, Warren, PA with the Rev. Richard Tomasone, pastor, officiating. Interment will be held in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. West, Warren PA 16365 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org <www.stjude.org/>. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.