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October 21, 1925 November 12, 2023
October 21, 1925 -- November 12, 2023

Santo Stornello, Age:98

Santo Stornello, 98, entered heaven’s gates on Sunday, November 12.  Born in Chicago to Joseph and Frieda (Bonamo) Stornello, Santo enlisted into the Army after high school and proudly served his country during World War II.  After his service, Santo settled in Park Ridge, Illinois with his beloved wife, Antonette.  He joined the financial sector, working as a banker with Continental Bank for 46 years.

Santo is survived by his children; Joe (Lori) Stornello, Frank Stornello, and Tony (Lynne) Stornello. His grandchildren; Angela (Luke) Pinson, Amy (Keegan) Kurtz, Anna, Dean, Drew, Lena, Jack and Elise Stornello.  His great grandchildren: Noah, Peyton, & Layla Pinson. His sister; Josephine (the late Chuck) Armato. Fond uncle to Dominic (Marie) Armato, Roseann (Don) Thurmond, Florence (Victor) Valdes, Maryanne (Ralph) Maida, Larry (the late Linda) Rizzo, Frank (Tina) Costanza, Roseanne (Rich) Para. 

He is predeceased by his parents, his wife, Antonette (Costanza), sister Sarah (the late Nick) Falagario, granddaughter Sara Stornello, brother-in-law Sam (the late Nina) Costanza, sister-in-law Frances (the late Frank) Rizzo, niece Vita Armato, and nephew Joe Armato.

Santo was a husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many.  He was a proud veteran and a red wine connoisseur.  He loved to dance with Antonette.  He also loved all the Chicago sports teams and got to see all of them win championships. With the Cubs being the last!! Most of all he loved his family. He was always present and involved. His hidden talent, known only to his family was as a singer of Italian songs and opera.

Visitation: Monday, November 20th beginning 9:30am at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish, 135 S, Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich 60047.  Mass to follow at 10:30am.  Interment with Military Honors at Queen of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleums. 1400 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside 60162.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are appreciated. For additional information, please call 773.774.3333.


Kevin and Jan Good November 17, 2023

Related to Joe and Lori Noblesville , Indiana

Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy for all of Santo’s family and friends. We will remember this gentleman for the kind and loving man that he was. May he R.I.P. 🙏🏼

Keri Freund November 17, 2023

Friend of Joe & Lori Stornello Hurst , Texas

I am sooooo sorry for your loss. He sounds he was a wonderful family man, patriot & friend & will be greatly missed. I wish I had known him. Praying you each feel the comfort of Jesus as you mourn the loss of this precious man.

Orella Good November 19, 2023

LoriStornello’s Mom Justice , Illinois

My deepest sympathy to the entire Stornello family. My husband,Vince and I had many experiences with Santo and Ann. First was Joe and Lori’s wedding and then trips to Texas for the birth of OUR granddaughters and , sadly for the death of Sara. Recently Santo was at my home to share a meal. The toast - E budonza (spelling?) for a 100 years. I will miss him very much

Joe and Lori Stornello November 21, 2023

Son and daughter in law Enter your city ,

Thanks to everyone who has honored my day in person, text, email and social media. Please enjoy the link to my dad’s memorial video. https://vimeo.com/user211431622/santo?share=copy

Josephine armato November 27, 2023

Sister AnaHeim , California

My dear brother fought a valent fight and is now with our lord and resting. We had a very close bond and always talked a lot. He was so good to me and always there for me, I will have him in my heart always. Santo l love you