May 29, 1924 - July 23, 2021
Carmichael, California - Katherine Marie Chiodo passed away on July 23, 2021, at the age of 97. She is joining her husband of 64 years, Ernest Chiodo, and her Lord Jesus Christ.
Born on May 29, 1924, in West Virginia, she was one of three children. She is survived by her daughters Dorothy and Donna, and her son Joe. Katherine also has seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was the matriarch of our Italian Chiodo family.
Katherine's favorite song was "Your Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You". She loved big band music and she and her husband, Ernie, loved to dance. She was a great cook who loved to feed everyone, including family, friends, and neighbors. One of her guilty pleasures was bread and jam. Her favorite pastime was watching the game show channel and beauty pageants. Another highlight for her was shopping for sales and bargains.
Katherine was deeply religious and said the rosary daily. She was tireless, with an abundance of energy and loved to stay busy. She was extremely proud of her family and loved to brag about her children. Katherine loved colorful clothing and jewelry and was considered our fashion diva.
In the most recent years of her life, Katherine cherished being with her best friend Art Serrano. Her children and her devoted granddaughter, Sherry, were fortunate to live close to her and be part of her daily life. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed. A private burial and will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations in remembrance of Katherine, be made to the American Heart Association
at PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.
Published by The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 1, 2021.