Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL


Suzette Anne Rimando Samadi

September 10, 1971August 2, 2019

Suzette Anne Rimando Samadi was born on September 10, 1971 and passed away on August 2, 2019.


  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Prayers Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, August 10, 2019


Suzette Anne Rimando Samadi

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Gary Jingco

August 19, 2019

I will never forget how thoughtful She is. She is a generous person, where She never failed to give joy to almost every member of the family during holidays or birthdays. We will surely miss you. I love you Ate Suzette. Rest in peace.

Engle Rimando

August 18, 2019

My sister, Suzette, would always be my defender when we were growing up. She stood up to bullies but she was loved by all. She encouraged me to pursue my passion. At one time about a year or two after graduating Engineering, she told me to go into medicine because I was smart enough to handle both. I told her that I can't pay for both expenses. As we grew older, we would talk about our families, work, and what our plans were for the future. We talked about the struggles we go through and the relief we get when we get past them. We would also agree to disagree on how to approach certain situations in our lives. I will always remember her as a person who listened more than she talked. She provided advise when needed but would ask for advise when she needed them too. I will miss our conversations about our times growing up and what is currently happening in our lives and our families. I will also remember the memories we had as brother and sister. I love you, Sis. May God Bless you and keep you in your next adventure.

Shenel Andrews Rimando

August 11, 2019

My sister Suzette always paid attention to the details. Growing up I watched how she would take note of every family member or friend's birthday or anniversary. No matter where you were in the world she would call or text you a kind message letting you know she was thinking of you. This past week was a wonderful reminder of how much of a selfless and giving person you were. All the stories I heard from people I never met showed the impact you had on so many. Could you imagine how different the world would be if all the people who knew you shared the kindness you gave us with the rest of the world? Although your time with us was brief, you showed us how to live a fulfilled life.

Since you were a perfectionist until the end, I knew it was an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with making sure all the details of your funeral weekend went as planned. I am thankful that the past two days went better than we imagined. God was truly in the details. Just like everything you did in life, you went with grace knowing that everything would work out in God's time. You were with us for a short time but your life will impact the lives of many for generations to come. To my sister, my best friend, my defender, and my number one supporter thank you for always encouraging me to "find the courage to make my life a blessing."

Ron Ronquillo

August 10, 2019

3 words always resonate with me regarding Suzette: Light, Love and Laughter. Her Laughter… she is such a joy to be with. At every family event, we share fun moments. She has a laugh that makes you feel happy! Her light… in my humble opinion, she has that rarest of qualities of being such a good person inside and out! At parties she stands out and is easy to find! (I don’t even think she has ever taken a bad picture!) She has an uplifting soul that makes you want to be a better person. She is beauty and grace. Her Love… at the core of the light and laughter… her love of family and friends is always there. You can see it in any picture or video of her. You can feel it when communicating with her. Her love of family is so strong. I am blessed to have listened to her experiences and advice on being a parent. She is an Angel. To the Samadi and Rimando families, we offer our love and support. To Suzette’s children especially… please remember her light, love and laughter. It is always our hope as parents that we have done the best we can do for your future. She will always be with us and with you most certainly… we just have to listen and remember. Our Love to All, The Ronquillo Families (Ron, Grace and Ryan) / (Roland, Julie, Gabriel) / (Gloria)

Susan Rimando

August 9, 2019

To our dearest daughter Suzette I Praise and thank God for blessing us with a loving caring thoughtful hard working selfgiving I can go on and on Your presence in our lives made the world a better place to live in . Thank you so much for taking care together with your Kuya Engle of Marianel and Shenel when weve retired to the Philippines Every Christmas you would be my shopping specialist and youll bring a car load of gift wrapped gifts all ready to be given away no sweat for mom thank you anak For all my requests thank you so much anak I can only dream about you now weve cried a lot too but now we are already rejoicing because as Christians we believe in the Reserrection now you have a new Resurrected life no more pains worries bills to pay no more concerns to deal with and you can eat anything no more illness to deal with To our angel in Heaven Suzette whom we can talk to anytime Pray for me anak so that I can be totally healed from my over a year Vasculitis Now receive our love and gratitude to you God will welcome you in heaven and He will say welcome my good and faithful servant Suzette Anne Timbol Rimando -Samadi you will be Praising me 24 hours a day We Love you and thank you for your love for us too anak Mama Susan Rimando and Marianel

Trudy Andrews

August 7, 2019

I'll never forget the beautiful day we spent with Suzette when she and her family hosted Tyler and Shenel's wedding only last year. She was so tiny yet so full of joy. Her love for her family was effervescent and her happiness contagious. Sending love and hugs to our Chicago family. Auntie Trudy