Des Moines

Helen Marie Carmosino was born April 25, 1930 in Des Moines to Joseph and Frances Mazzei. She passed away at her home surrounded by her family on August 4, 2017 at the age of 87.

Helen Marie graduated from Lincoln High School where she met Mathew “Joe” Carmosino. The two were married on May 24, 1953. They were blessed with two children, Michael and Camille. Helen Marie was a charter member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she served as Choir Director and Organist for 60 years. She was also the organist for Saturday masses at the Basilica of St. John for 15 years. Helen Marie played for many weddings and other events. Along with her passion for music, she enjoyed seasonal decorating and entertaining and was featured in the Des Moines Register.

Helen is survived by her nieces and nephews, Patricia Shumate, Marilyn (Allan) Stokes, Anthony (Leslie), Paul (Sheila) and Charles (Sandy) Scavo, Lucy (Ricky) Phillips, Joey, Paul Thomas and Peter (Vicky) Carmosino; and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joe; their two children; her parents; and four sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th Street. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with the Rosary prayed at 6:30 p.m. at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Helen Marie will be laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Music Program at Christ the King School in loving memory of Helen Marie.

Her family would like to extend a special thank you to her many caregivers for assisting her so that she could remain in her own home.

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Service Details

Monday, August 7, 2017
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
6:30 pm Rosary
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
11:00 am
Christ the King Catholic Church
5711 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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