Vito Nicholas Vitulli

December 15, 1957 – January 26, 2024

With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Vito Vitulli. He left this earth with his wife and daughter at his side.

He is survived by his wife Cindy (Miller) and daughter Gina. Vito was born to Giuseppe and Rosa (DeMonte) in Chicago. He grew up in Bensenville with his sister Lucrezia Vitulli Breen. When he was younger he enjoyed riding his bicycle to Gina’s Hot Dogs, grabbing his mitt to play pickup baseball games, and going to the rink to play hockey. He grew up playing various sports with friends, neighbors, and cousins. His love for sports continued into high school and eventually earned him a football scholarship to North Central College.

He met his future wife Cindy on August 31, 1985 and after moving to Roselle, they married September 10, 1994. On November 22, 1996 his beautiful Gina Nicole was welcomed into the world. Being a dad was his proudest accomplishment, so much so that he ensured he attended all of her school, extra curricular and sporting events, cheerleading competitions, and coached her girls softball team for years. Gina was his shining star, his face lit up when anyone even said her name. 

Vito had a zest for life, a contagious laugh and friendly personality, no one was a stranger to him. He was a true Chicago sports fan, closely following Chicago Bears football and Chicago White Sox baseball each season. Vito kept busy by being a member of 16 inch softball leagues, captain of his bowling league, a board member of his neighborhood HOA, and President of the Bensenville Rotary, among others. His generosity was boundless by helping any friend or family member in need, when never being asked to do so. 

No one will forget Vito because of his ability to somehow leave a special mark on everyone he met. He will be missed by many many friends and family, we are all a better person for having known him. At this difficult time, we would like to thank the kind staff at Central Dupage Hospital and AccentCare Hospice Center for taking such great care of him and our family in his final days.

Visitation for Vito will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 3 PM until 9 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village IL. Funeral will be held Friday, February 2, 2024 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst IL.

For funeral information, please call JGeils Funeral Services at 630-247-6623.

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13 Comments

    1. Dear Cindy and Gina,
      We cannot begin to understand the pain of your loss but hope your beautiful memories and the strength of your faith will comfort and guide you in this incredibly tragic time.
      Vito touched our hearts.
      With deepest sympathies,
      Stephanie R. Kaufman and Anna Tiberi

  1. I’m so sorry and sad that Vito has physically left our lives. He will forever be remembered by many for his loving personality and kindness. My heart breaks for all of you. My deepest condolences to Cindy and Gina as you prepare to say your final goodbye. May you find peace, comfort and strength as our God wraps his loving arms around you during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Kim Comastro Weier

  2. We are so sorry for his passing. We love you girls very much. We really loved Vito. Ralph and Cindy Hudnell

  3. I have known Vito since my early days at Fenton and enjoyed playing both Football and Baseball with him. He was a great teammate and an even greater friend, he will be missed and our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

  4. Vito…. One of a kind… But loved by many ..
    #NCCCardinal4Ever.
    Rest in peace our friend.

  5. Oh my Cindy. I am so sorry for your huge loss. I’ll keep your family in my prayers. I know he was your knight in shining armor . Sympathies to you.

  6. Dear childhood friend. I’m sad to hear you left too soon. I have fond memories of laughter and friendship at Mohawk. May you now rest in Heaven and may your family find peace in knowing we will all be joined again one day. Glad I was able to speak with you one last time last summer and laugh about the old days one last time. Your forever friend, Carmen

  7. Dear Cindy and Gina! Your husband and father will be missed by many! He was truly a great great man who made an incredible impact on his community. Bloomingdale is a better place due to him! May his perpetual smile and laughter shine upon you all forever❤️

  8. Dear Cindy and Gina,
    We cannot begin to understand the pain of your loss but hope your beautiful memories and the strength of your faith will comfort and guide you in this incredibly tragic time.
    Vito touched our hearts.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Stephanie R. Kaufman and Anna Tiberi

  9. So sorry for your loss. I met Vito at Nicobee’s in Besenville. I remember our good times and especially head butting people on Dearborn after Bears won the Super Bowl.

  10. My heart is breaking for you Cindy, I know you adored him and he you.
    I pray that God will comfort you and your daughter for the days ahead. I send you my condolences and will keep you in my daily prayers. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. ❤️

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