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Vincenza J. Costello

Visitation Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Visitation Time: All Services will be private.
Funeral Notes: All Services will be private
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Vincenza Costello (Vinnie) nee Perri, dear mother of Patti (David Costello), Tom (Jenny), Michael (Judy). Preceded in death by her adored parents Joseph and Grace Perri and loving siblings John (Jean), Francis, Lillian (John Hardy), Ben (Ann), Michael (Helen), Frank (Mary), Peter (Carmen). Adored nanni of Vinnedra, Joseph, David, Michelle, John and Nicole. Great nanna of Vincent Ameen. Dearest and longest friend of Darlene Calderone. Fond “Aunt Chancy” to numerous nieces and nephews. Dearest friend of many.
Vinnie grew up on the west side of Chicago in a large Italian family. She settled down and raised her family in Bellwood, IL for nearly 20 years before moving to Hillside, IL. She was extremely active at St. Domitilla Parish as a Eucharistic Minister and involved herself in many prayer groups and Bible studies. Vinnie later studied and worked hard to join the lay community of the Third Order of Carmelites. She enjoyed a 27 year career as the face and first voice of Dunlee/Phillips Medical in Aurora, IL as a receptionist, before retiring to an independent living community also in Aurora. Vinnie fiercely coveted her independence and enjoyed her many lifelong friendships; caring and nurturing others through life’s major events. Her big, bold personality left her a stranger to no one. She was an exceptional cook, having been featured in the Chicago Sun Times for cooking fresh and from scratch. Her amazing frittata’s were famous and often requested. No one could flip them like Vinnie and she was proud of it! Vinnie loved music, dancing, dining out, movies (especially Hallmark Channel), reading and hotly debating her points of view. She was a boisterously, enthusiastic fan of DaBears and the Chicago Blackhawks. Vinnie filled a room as no one else could and will be truly missed and forever in our hearts and minds.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

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Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
Thursday, January 14, 2021

I will miss her. Very awesome lady! Had many good times with her

Posted by:
Darlene Calderone

Posted on:
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

My dear Vinnie, I cannot believe that I can no longer pick up the phone and call you! You were my “other mother”, substitute sister and best friend all rolled into one. All the major events in my adult life included you. I looked for and depended upon your advice, friendship and love in so many ways. There will always be a little empty spot in my heart due to your absence. We talked, laughed, cried, prayed, danced, ate, worked, vacationed, argued, planned and schemed! Our 45 years of memories are replaying over and over in my head and I’ll be watching those “reruns” forever. It was a blessing to have you in my life. I’ll love and miss you always! No one can take your place!

Posted by:
David Costello

Posted on:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Hi Nonnie, I never thought this would be the route I would have to take to communicate with you, but I guess it will have to do. As I go through old newspaper clippings that you saved for me (of the bulls, hawks , Cubs and “love is” cutouts), I cant help but want to talk. When I think of you Nonnie, I remember the aura/command you brought to a room. I remember your voice, your strong presence and how the attention of that room couldn’t help but fall on you. I remember the feeling of warmth I would get when you would answer the phone with not a hello, but a “where have you been ? Did ya die ?” and then we would chat for long minutes and sometimes hours. I am going to miss our long talks, along with the ability you had to communicate your wisdom and how it can apply to my life. Our relationship in this life was more than just a grandson and grandmother, you were one of my best friends. But it’s okay, knowing you and I we are still going to find a way to talk, we will just have to change up our communication style. So here is my first message to you, tag your it, let’s see how long it takes for you to “call me back” ....Xoxoxoxoxoxo love you PS: your new house is beautiful David

Posted by:
Vinnedra

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

Nonie, you have always been since day 1 my favorite hello all my life & you are now my hardest & saddest goodbye today your body was taken to your final resting place it was a perfect service to celebrate your long blessed life I know you were there the whole time watching everything and you were at the restaurant too your spirit is strong and I know you will remain around me always your not replaceable i will always be your big fan this is not goodbye this is see you later I believe we will be reunited one day you are the best nonie ever you know all my feelings I dont have to say them here I have really enjoyed reading this guestbook and all the things people are sharing about you your my favorite nonie

Posted by:
Michelle Costello

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

Nanni, I will never forget you, everything you taught me, and all of the memories we shared together as a family. I remember coming home from school to your homemade soup, taking you to grandparents day and being the coolest grandma there taking all the table centerpieces, sneaking into the den to watch Roseanne with you, pretending to sleep on Christmas Eve night listening to you laugh with my parents downstairs, watching you making my dad laugh so hard until he cries, taking trips to portillos with you, learning how to make your broccoli, taking the pace bus with you in bartlett, taking you to your favorite restaurant Amalfis, celebrating Easter Sunday with you and going to family brunch, seeing which pins you were going to wear each holiday, going to arizona with you to watch David graduate, you coming to my graduations and school recidals, opening christmas gifts with you on christmas morning, listening to your life stories, and of course your jokes. Nobody will ever make me laugh like you did. Life wont be the same without you but I promise to remember you every day and cherish the 28 years we had together, even though it will never seem long enough. I remember you always said, “may you live to be 100 and I never die.” I am happy you had such a long/full life and are with the Lord looking down on us each and everyday. Not a day will go by where I wont be thinking of you and I promise to come to your grave every year on your birthday. Love you forever and always Nanni <3 Love, Your grandaughtwr Michelle

Posted by:
Jim Costello, Ellen Guenther

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

Ellen and I are very sorry for your passing. Viv, you took the time baby sit me when other wise I would have been left alone at 10 years old. You bought me my first roller skates. Every Thursday you walked or took the bus from Sears on Homan Ave to our apt. on Homan Ave during your engagement to my brother and had dinner. I spent endless hours at your kitchen table in Bellwood as a confused teenager asking advice. You were the first to ride in my new car. The first to meet my first girlfriend. During the Korean War, every Friday when my brother was overseas, you walked to "Our Lady of Sorrows" to attend the "Sorrowful mother Novena", to pray to the Blessed Mother that my brother would not be killed or have to kill anyone. So very sorry Patti, Tom, Michael. and families . Jim Costello, Ellen Guenther

Posted by:
Danielle Coglianese

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

I'm sorry for your loss, and thinking of your family during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Sandy Kappeler

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

My sincere condolences Patti to you and your family. The loving memories of her will live forever in your heart. Hugs and prayers.

Posted by:
Kay higgins

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

RIP my dear friend.I will never forget your welcoming me to Alden's and helping me adjust.will never forget the many conversations we had in front of the fireplace there.

Posted by:
Britt Hutchison

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

Love and miss you Vinnie.You are the best friend anyone can have in their life.

Posted by:
Lydia Bryant

Posted on:
Monday, January 11, 2021

After so many years of hearing your name , I was thrilled to meet you on FB . My hubby Peter spoke so highly of you ,and then I got to learn 1st hand . Have a safe journey home and RIP ! Going to miss your wit & words of wisdom Vinnie ! Love you Peter & Lydia Bryant

Posted by:
Cathy (Smith) Schwarzkopf

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

So sad to hear about your moms passing. I’m sure your wonderful memories will keep her with you forever. I have fond memories of growing up in Bellwood down the block from your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to the family.

Posted by:
Grace Bloomstrand

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

We are holding you dear in our hearts today..Rest in peace Aunt Chancy. God,s peace to all loved ones !

Posted by:
Jeane Mundy

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Patti - you and your family have my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Your tribute to her is wonderful. My prayers are with you all. Love you my friend.

Posted by:
Mark Schwabe

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Rest In Peace Aunt Viv....nobody could have had a better Godmother.. Love and Peace to Patti, Tom and Mike

Posted by:
Paula Hardy

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

R.I.P. Mrs Costello. Heaven has gained a beautiful and loving member.

Posted by:
Howard Kearney

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

We are commanded to persevere in prayer, and Scripture assures us God will answer. And while it may at times seem as if He’s ignoring us, that is not the case. Our heavenly Father, who loves us perfectly and knows all things fully, will certainly provide what is best when we ask Him. Sending condolences and prayers to the Costello family..

Posted by:
Joseph Sistko

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Very sorry for your loss Patti

Posted by:
Erik kryger

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

She was a lovely lady she will be missed for sure prayers to the family

Posted by:
Patti Costello

Posted on:
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Ma, we miss your crazy antics and jokes already and are spending time laughing and remembering the best of who you were: an attentive nanni, an outspoken defender of the unfortunate and a generous friend, giving your time and energies to others. I still can’t flip that frittata like you did but now I have your plate so I’ll make the first one in your honor!