Mr. Santino "Tino" Lettieri

  • Born: June 21, 1944
  • Died: April 2, 2017
  • Location: Mokena, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

102 E. Francis Road
P.O. Box 129
New Lenox, IL 60451

Tel. (815) 485-3200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Santino "Tino" Lettieri, 72, of Mokena passed away April 2, 2017. Beloved husband of Nancy (Kmetz); loving father of Michelle Maxeiner, Nicole (Mark) Bishop, and Danielle Lettieri; cherished grandfather of Madison Maxeiner, and Willow & Cheyenne Bishop. Brother of Sam (Assunta), late Guy (late Helen), sister Esilda (Frank), Mario (Kathy), Frank (Nikki), brother in law of Robert (Georgene) Kmetz and Kathryn (Ray) Jones and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Tino retired from Mario's Butcher Shop, was the owner of Mokena Liquors, and a truck driver for US Steel Supply. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam. He was an active member of the Mokena Lions Club, Tinley Park America Legion Post 615, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus of St. Mary's Church, Freedom Riders, Chapter 615 American Legion Riders, and the Mokena Chamber of Commerce. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd., New Lenox, IL 60451 on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral service Saturday, April 8, 2017 with chapel prayers at 11:30 AM to St. Mary Catholic Church, 19515 115th Ave, Mokena, IL 60448 for a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial. The family will meet on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Kurtz Memorial Chapel in New Lenox at 10:00 AM to process to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood for a 11:00 AM Committal service with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Illinois Veteran's Home at Manteno, 1 Veteran's Drive, Manteno, IL 60950 in Tino's name would be appreciated. Info or 815-485-3700


Condolence & Memory Journal

My husband and I loved you both very much. I'm so sorry that we lost touch. Earle passed this past April. Prayers and love to you, Nancy and the family. I was missing and thinking about you while trying to find your number when I saw this. Call anytime 1-773-317-9052.

Posted by Holly Seaton - FL - Family Friend   August 26, 2018

Dear Nancy and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I really miss Tino my Hockey buddy/Referee friend. God rest his soul....."the Greek".

Posted by Steve Stevens - MOKENA, IL - Family Friend   April 01, 2018

Dear Nancy and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Posted by Diane and Bill Walsh - Mokena, IL - Neighbor   April 08, 2017

I'm glad I got to know my cousin, Tino, on a personal level by working side by side with him for years @ Mario's. May you rest in peace, my cousin. Love you! And to his lovely ladies: My deepest condolences...I love you all. <3>

Posted by Emily Falbo-Beckes - Chicago, IL - Family   April 07, 2017

Posted by Lark Holding    April 06, 2017

We were deeply saddened to hear of Tino's loss. Never knew a man who was as dedicated and concerned for his community as Tino. He was a man who wore his heart on his sleeve and we were blessed to have known him. Nancy and kids we feel your loss and you are in our prayers. God bless you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Bob & Nancy Lynch - Port Saint Lucie, FL - Friend   April 05, 2017

Nanc, Mish, Niki, Dani, Mark and Girls
What more can I say? You're all in my prayers - and my heart. Love you all.

Posted by Laurie Zup - South Holland, IL - Significant Other   April 05, 2017

I lost a good friend and a great brother-in-law. Tino did so much for so many people, he will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace brother.

Posted by Ray Jones - Cleveland, TX - Family   April 05, 2017

Tino , Kokomo will never be the same, we talked about a camp fire and cooking a roast. I'll miss you deeply a chair will always be sit for you , for this is what we do. Till the last man or fix bayonets. Love you man .

Posted by Toma Salvador - Flint, MI - Friend   April 05, 2017

I worked with Tino on many Chamber and local Mokena fundraising events; he was a pistol! I loved his energy and enthusiasm and passion! A great man...he will be missed dearly.

Posted by Mary Maertin - Mokena, IL - Friend   April 05, 2017

Dear Nikki,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Karen Ochwat - Orland Park, IL - Family Friend   April 05, 2017

He was a good man around. He always made you feel good with a good joke he often would tell and talk about his military time in the Marines and his love of food and country. He will be missed around the guys with at the KC Council #6993

Posted by Jeffrey Kozinski - Mokena, IL - Friend   April 04, 2017


Our deepest sympathy to Nancy and the family, I have know Tino since 1971. He was a great leader when it came to playing Hockey. He created the Hegeweish Hornets, I was their goaltender. Tino always called me the "Greek". Tino encouraged me to become a USA Hockey Referee back in 1973. He always kept me on my toes. I will miss you my friend. Take that last slap shot for the team and score a goal for the Hegeweish Hornets. God Bless. Steve Stevens "the Greek"

Posted by Steve Stevens - Mokena, IL - Family Friend   April 04, 2017

May God bless you Tino, You will be missed . I remember you started me to play Ice Hockey back in the 70's. It was you that encourage me to be a USA Ice Hockey Referee back in 1973 and I'm still skating thanks for your words of wisdom. I'm really going to miss you my friend have that last slap shot and score one for the Hegwiesch Hornets. God Bless you and your family. Steve Stevens aka "the Greek"

Posted by Steve Stevens - Mokena, IL - Family Friend   April 04, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Tino will be missed.X2gi9

Posted by Doris Ratajczak - Volo, IL - Friend   April 04, 2017

Tino was such a great guy,so kind hearted. I have great memories of him from Mokena Liqours. Mokena will miss him!

Posted by Katie Pasztelan - Joliet, IL - Friend   April 04, 2017

Nancy, my condolences to you and your family. Tino was a great friend and I will miss him immensely. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mary Beth Ochsenfeld    April 04, 2017

An uncle that gave so much to his family. Gave me so much anll through love.

Posted by John Lettieri - Toronto Canada, WY - Family   April 04, 2017

My deepest sympathies to Michelle and her family....
Love Susan

Posted by Susan Kubiszak - Crystal Lake, IL   April 04, 2017


hugs and prayers

Posted by Doug and Kathie Favero - wilmington, IL - Friend   April 04, 2017


When I think of Tino I think of someone who lived life to the fullest and worked hard for not only his family but even strangers. He was generous with his time no matter how busy he was. Prayers and love to the family during this difficult time Take comfort in the endless happy (and funny) memories you have. He will be missed by so many.

Posted by Monique Gallagher - Tinley Park, IL - Family Friend   April 04, 2017


You are in our prayers.

Posted by Diane and Robert Hanley - Cleveland, TX - Friend   April 04, 2017