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Thomas A. Chiodini

February 18, 1940 — October 13, 2012

Thomas A. Chiodini, 72, lifelong Rockford resident, died after a long battle with heart disease on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Provena St. Anne Center. Born February 18, 1940, son of Paul A. and Mary K. (Notari) Chiodini. Graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1958. Married Rita I. Disch in the Cathedral of St. Peter on October 26, 1963. Member of St. James Catholic Church. He was coowner and president of Park Molded Specialities, retiring in 2005 after 48 years. Tom loved his work there and always made it a high priority in his life. He enjoyed working with electronics and loved anything electrical. He also had a very special talent of growing, nurturing and arranging flowers.Survivors include his wife, Rita; sons, Paul Chiodini, Kevin Chiodini, Mark (Claudia) Chiodini; grandchildren, Italia Tarara and Matteo Tarara; sister, Janet (Albert) Staehling; brothers, Michael (Coleen) Chiodini and Stephen (Marcia) Chiodini; sisterinlaw, Sister Teresa Disch, O.P.; brothersinlaw, Richard (Mary Ann) Disch and Robert (Connie) Disch and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and aunts and uncles.Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 in St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Dean Russell officiating. Visitation from 57 p.m. Wednesday in Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation also from 1010:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to Provena St. Anne Center, 4405 Highcrest Rd. Rockford, IL 61107, Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221 or to the family. Express condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com

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