Rose M. Chiodi, 74 of Sackets Harbor passed away Wednesday evening at University Hospital, Syracuse after a brief illness.
Rose was born July 13, 1944 in Watertown the daughter of Angelo and Betty Lewis Caputo. She attended school at Lyme Central and Sackets Harbor Central. She married Thomas Berkey Sr. in 1962 that marriage ended in divorce. She married James F. Chiodi December 18, 1976 in Sackets Harbor.
Rose worked at Bomax as an assembler until she retired. She was a Life member of both the V.F.W. Post 1400, Auxiliary in Watertown and Harold Townsend Post 1757 American Legion Auxiliary in Sackets Harbor. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially the Sunday morning round table, going to the casino and hanging out at the Legion with her friends taking her chances on pull-tabs.
Surviving is three children: Tina (Jeffrey) Wisner of Sackets Harbor, and their children Melissa and Taylor Wisner, William “B.J.” (Dioney) Chiodi of Sackets Harbor and their children Dominick, Savanah and Nyah Chiodi, Michael ( Michelle) Chiodi of Belleville and their children Keirsten and Kaylie Chiodi and the grandsons she raised Thomas and Robert Berkey. Her mother Betty Caputo of Sackets Harbor, brothers and sisters include: Josephine Peters of Dexter, Mary J. Whalen of Chittenango, , John (Sharon) Caputo of Oregon, Anthony (Rose) Caputo of Watertown, Diane (Bruce) Mackenzie of Clayton, and Debra Crary of Dexter. She also had many nieces and nephews that she was close to.
She was predeceased by her father Angelo Caputo; husband James Chiodi, a son Thomas Berkey Jr. Brother in laws, Ernest (Bob) Peters, Charles Whalen, Mark Crary.
The funeral mass will be 11:00am Saturday September 1st at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Sackets Harbor with Fr. Martin Cline, the family will be available for calling hours starting at 9:30 at the church. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Sackets Harbor. Donations may be made to Sackets Harbor Fire and Ambulance Squad, PO Box 171, Sackets Harbor NY 13685 or the American Legion Aux. scholarship fund 209 Ambrose St. Sackets Harbor, NY 13685. Online condolences may be made to dexterfuneralhome.com.