Samuel "Sam" Rio

  • Born: March 7, 1947
  • Died: March 2, 2019
  • Location: Wonder Lake, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Brother, Uncle, and Friend

Samuel J. "Sam" Rio, age 71, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully, March 2, 2019. He was born March 7, 1947, to the late Joseph Sr, and Josephine (nee Mannone) Rio. On September 7, 1968, he married the love of his life, Christine Scaccia, at St. Beatrice Church, Schiller Park.
Sam loved golfing and went every day he could. He also enjoyed boating in his free time. Sam will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Christine; brothers: Jacob (Judith) Rio, Joseph Rio, and Robert (Joanne) Rio; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Vita Taviani, Jean (Robert) Nelson, Jeanette Rio, and Sam Scaccia; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Rio.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 4pm until 8pm, and will continue on Friday, March 8, from 8:30am until 9:30am, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. Interment will be private.
For more information, please visit or call 815-385-0063


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sam was one of the most kind people on the planet. I worked with Sam at Dominicks. The world is going to be a colder place with out him in it. I will miss you.

Posted by Don Leo - Round Lake Beach, IL - Coworker   March 09, 2019

What a wonderful,moving tribute to Sam.I worked with him at Dominicks and have only great memories of the man who was always smiling,you will be missed.

Posted by Bonnie Poltera - Ringwood, IL - Coworker   March 07, 2019

sam was a hell of a meat manager for Dominick"s meat dept. he was a good friend and always laughed about things. we worked hard ,but had fun back in the 70's. we will miss him....kenny fudala

Posted by Kenneth Fudala - Barrington, IL - coworker   March 07, 2019

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Love and prayers- David and Brenda Lyle

Posted by Brenda Lyle - Orlando, FL - Family Friend   March 04, 2019

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