Saverio “Sam” Colletti, 82, of Huntley, died peacefully on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at JourneyCare Barrington.
Sam was born in Italy on January 25, 1940, to parents Francesco and Rosalia (nee Bosco) Colletti. He moved to the United States when he was 17. Sam was introduced to Francesca Granatelli in Chicago by some friends and his goodness and loving heart quickly won her over. The pair were married on October 17, 1964. He was a devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his family. They enjoyed family meals together as often as they could. Sam enjoyed playing cards with his friends and playing Bocce Ball in Del Webb. He played the saxophone as a proud member of the Chicago Sicilian Marching Band, and the band played in Rome for Pope Paul II in 1986. He was a member of the Charismatic Prayer Group and the Cenacle Group at St. Mary Church in Huntley. He was a friendly, fun-loving man who spread joy everywhere he went.
Sam is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Francsca Colletti, his daughters, Rosalia (Joe) Scherb, and Linda (John) Gray, his grandchildren, Alexandra, Jessica, Gabriella, and Isabella, his brothers, Russ Colletti, and Sal (Karen) Colletti, sister-in-law, Diana Colletti, his nephews, Frank and Joe, and his niece, Carla.
He was preceded in death by his grandsons, Ian and Shane Gray, and his brother, Mario Colletti.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 9 a.m. to time of mass 10 a.m. all at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
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Sam was a kindhearted quiet gentleman who always smiled and was cheerful. A great musician and friend. On behalf of Sicilian Band and my Family our deepest sympathy. Prayers I will cherish years of memories especially our trip to Italy with Band . Prayers and Blessings.
So sorry to hear this news. Such a nice man. Condolences to his family.