Salvatore Sam Nudo

  • Born: July 28, 1963
  • Died: May 8, 2020
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

Russo's Hillside Chapels

4500 Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162
Tel. 708.449.5300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Salvatore "Sam" Nudo passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 8th, 2020. Beloved husband of Giovanna Nudo nee Deserio. Devoted father of Michael Nudo. Loving son of Amelia Nudo nee Belmonte and the late Michele Nudo. Dear brother of Jianfranco Nudo (Phillip) Buffa, Adelina (David) Tulo and Carmela Nudo (Jennifer Waite). Dear uncle of Happy Nudo, Lena, Luna and Peaches Nudo. Arrangements for Salvatore "Sam" have been entrusted to Russo's Hillside Chapels. In keeping in compliance with the current CDC and IDPH recommendations regarding gathering size (not to exceed more than 10 people), all funeral services for Salvatore will remain private for just the immediate family only. For those of you that would have attended Salvatore's services you may sign his guestbook and leave your condolences to the family by clicking on the "guest book" tab at the top of this page. If you wish to send a sympathy card, mass card or monetary donation to the Nudo family, please send it to Russo's Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162, in care of Salvatore. For additional information please call (708)449-5300.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Vanna and Michael, George and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you both.
-Denise Belland

Posted by Denise Belland - Chicago, IL - Coworker   August 10, 2020

I worked with Sam at Davis for around 15 years.
I don't Know if you remember me but we met at Hector's wedding. Sam helped me get through the days. We always got to work early and parked next to each other. He would have his chocolate doughnut and scrape the chocolate off the top. I asked him why he didn't just buy a doughnut chocolate on it. I know that he love to cook and he loves his family he talked about you guys all the time. He will forever be missed even though I haven't talk to him in a long time he has always been on my mind.
One more thing. He knew every fact about every Beatles song we have ever heard. He was a book of knowledge and we will never forget him.

Posted by Donnie Higgins - Griffith, IN - Coworker   June 27, 2020

I met Sam way back in the early 70's at Park View School in Lombard. He was a wonderful friend. I loved going to his house. If memory serves, his mom was always cooking something amazing. They used to have fun with me by speaking Italian to each other knowing I had no idea what they were saying. Though we hadn't seen each other since I moved to Oregon in 1978 I have nothing but fond memories of Sam.

"Good night, sweet prince. May hosts of angels sing you to sleep."

Posted by Rob Harrison - Portland, OR - friend   June 12, 2020

I am still in shock right now. I don't know what else to say other then I love u dad and I will miss u forever. I hope u had the time of your life with me, dad because I know I did. I will never heal from this, u r gone, but will never b forgotten

Posted by Michael Nudo - Chicago, IL - Son   May 24, 2020

My condolences to his family. Sam was a great guy had the pleasure to work with him for many years.

Posted by Héctor Ochoa - Steger, IL - Friend   May 16, 2020

23 years was not long enough. I have changed our vows from "until death do us part" to "all eternity" as your love, loyalty, and kindness left an impression on me that will last forever. It turns out you are the tough one to get over. Your battle was short but hard. Throughout your journey you kept your fighting, competitive spirit. No matter what procedure or hospital stay you needed, you always said "this is what I have to do to get better". Up until your final day you continued to fight your battle as you were determined not to lose. You truly gave everything you had until you had nothing left to give. Although you are physically not here, you have not lost, you are finally better. My broken heart will never heal, but I am at peace knowing that you are no longer suffering. Enjoy your "sleepy time" "TTUL XXOO"

Posted by Giovanna Nudo - Chicago, IL - Spouse   May 15, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss! Sam was an amazing man and we were blessed to know him. Please accept our sympathy and condolences during this hard time. Please reach out if you need anything. We will be praying for you and your strength during this difficult time. The Andy Whowell Family ❤

Posted by Ingrid, Matthew, Amanda, and Melissa Whowell - Arlington Heights, IL - Family Friend   May 13, 2020

Vanna - You and Michael are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry.

Posted by CAROLYN & Jim ERNST - Marion, IA - Friend   May 13, 2020

Dear Nudo Family, We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything please let us know! Sam will be truly missed and will never be forgotten! From the Joe Whowell Family

Posted by Joe, Jackie, Brittany, Stephanie, Alicia, James and Shannon Whowell - Elmwood Park, IL - Family Friend   May 13, 2020

We are sending our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family. Sam was a great man and was truly so kind every time we saw him. He will be missed and we will continue to lift you up in prayer. From the Jon Whowell Family ❤

Posted by Jon, Wendi, Bradley, Brighton, Brenden, and Braxton Whowell - Oswego, IL - Family Friend   May 13, 2020

Mrs Nudo, John Lee ,Carmela, Vanna, and Micheal, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sam and I started out as neighbors in fifth grade, and although he moved away, we somehow reconnected again in high school and became friends and through it all we spent the last 20 years working together for the same company. I will miss him. I will miss our spirited sports talks. Usually taking different sides and agreeing to disagree. I can only hope that Larry is waiting for him. To welcome him with a big hug. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love , Vito Gialo and family.

Posted by Vito Gialo - Plainfield, IL - Friend   May 12, 2020

Rosa and I,along with our children , want to wish our deepest condolences.

Posted by Fiore Nudo - River Grove, IL - Family   May 12, 2020

We are truly sorry for your loss. Sam will be missed and he will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.
Warm regards, Your Midwest Family & Friends

Posted by Midwest Textiles & Supplies Strauser - Potosi, MO - Coworker   May 12, 2020


Dear Nudo Family,

Heaven has gained a very sweet man... though much too soon. I am so sorry for your loss. But please know, I feel so blessed to have had your brother, son, father, and husband in my life. Always so sweet and smiling, he will be greatly missed. Sending you all my love.

Cousin Jess

Posted by Jessica Perillo - Geneva, IL - Family   May 10, 2020

I am sorry for your loss

Posted by Julia Morrone - Wooddale, IL - Family   May 10, 2020

We are saddened to hear about Sam. He was a good friend and I am grateful to have worked with him for many years. We wish you strength and peace during this very difficult time. Our deepest condolences to Vanna, Mikey, and the Nudo family.

Posted by Bob Gialo - Lombard, IL - Coworker   May 10, 2020

Sam was a good friend and I was lucky to work with him all the years I did. My sympathy goes out to your family. Sam was a great person and will be missed.

Posted by Rick Lovell - Bourbonnais, IL - Friend   May 10, 2020

Our hearts are breaking and can't believe this terrible loss. You are all in our thought and prayers. We love you all so much and are so very sorry for your pain and grief. May God wrap His arms around each of you and one day bring you His peace and comfort. There are no words to truly express all that Sam meant to all of us, but please know we will always carry him in our hearts. We will miss his smile, his sense of humor, always so upbeat and positive, and always so very kind. God bless him. God bless you. God has certainly blessed all of us with the gracious gift of having had sweet Sam in our lives. With love and prayers - Cathy, John, Jessica and Louis

Posted by Cathy Perillo - Pingree Grove, IL - Family   May 10, 2020

Sending Carmela, Jennifer, Happy and family all of our love from Dallas. We prayed for Sam and will continue to lift all of you up as you grieve. I'm so very sorry.

Posted by Sara, Jordan, Piper & Emerson Flournoy - Dallas, TX - Family   May 09, 2020


We are holding you close in our thoughts and hoping you are all doing OK and share in your sadness as you remember Sam. Please don't hesitate if you need help or just an ear or hug. Our deepest sympathies, The Bastek Family.

Posted by Kirk, Sharon and Veronica Bastek - 3918 N. Panama Ave, Chicago,, IL - Acquaintance   May 09, 2020

Rest In Peace, Sam.

Posted by Alberto DiGiulio - Norridge, IL - Family   May 09, 2020


Loving thoughts and prayers to the Nudo family in the loss of Sam. We are sure you have a life time of loving and fun times stored in your mind....which are now memories. Call on the happy times of those memories of family and friends to help you through this time of sadness. God bless you all!

Posted by Tom, Rita, Mary Ellen and Karen Vallely - Lombard, IL - Friend   May 09, 2020

Carm and Jennifer we are so sorry for the loss of your brother. May he rest in eternal peace.
Dick and Bev Benge

Posted by Beverly Benge - Chebanse, IL - Friend   May 09, 2020

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