Des Moines

Sally McFadden passed away on July 19, 2020, at age 79. She was born on September 11, 1940, in Des Moines to Frank and Alice (Sassatelli) Cervetti.

Sally grew up in Des Moines and after graduating from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1959, Sally moved to California to explore all the west coast had to offer. She returned to her hometown of Des Moines in 1963 and started working in offices eventually landing a great job at Massey Ferguson. Years later she worked for the state of Iowa and retired in her 70’s. Sally was an active member of the Sacred Heart Chapel at Mercy Hospital where she helped with weekly masses (10+ years) up to its temporary closing (due to COVID).

In her retirement, Sally was a close friend to many. Driving them to weekly appointments, errands and such. It was the highlight of her week. She was an active member of the Eastern Star for over 40 years and held many of the offices as well as Worthy Matron (more than once). She also loved working at the Iowa State Fair (15+ years) where she has the pleasure of meeting President Obama.

Sally loved to help and she will be remembered for her generosity, kindness, and feistiness, as well as for her faith in Christ.

She is survived by her two children son Timothy McFadden of Des Moines and daughter Lisa Cervetti of Texas. Son in law Charles DeElena, grandson Reese DeElena and granddaughter Gianna DeElena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers George and Donald and sister Frances.

Service Details

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Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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