Sabino “Sam” Abbinante, 89, of Brookfield and a former longtime resident of North Riverside and Oak Park, died after a short illness on Nov. 6, 2022.
Born on March 4, 1933, in Bari, Italy, he lived in Oak Park for 35 years before moving to North Riverside, where he lived for 24 years. He was an avid gardener, loved to talk about Italy, flowers or his five beloved grandkids and was always willing to give a hand to any family, friend or neighbor.
Mr. Abbinante is survived by his devoted wife, Elaine; his son Phil; his daughters, Gina (Rene) and Lisa (Pete); his grandchildren, Rachel, Nicole, Shannon, Joey and Samantha; and his many family members near and far.
A private memorial is being planned at a later date.