Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Ignazio "Nate" Milone

May 11, 1964July 18, 2020

Ignazio “Nate” Milone, 56, of Rockford IL, passed away July 18, 2020. He was born on May 11, 1964, in Belvidere IL, to Gaetano and Josephine Milone. He graduated from St. Thomas Catholic School in Beloit, he went on to continue his education at Whitewater University of Wisconsin for 2 years and spent a year of study in Palermo Sicily at Christopher Columbus. He spent 25 years with the love of his life, Vincenza, and they shared 2 beautiful children together, Anthony and Angelina. He was a passionate man with communication skills, work ethic, and a dedication for Karate. His greatest passion in life was Shoto Kan Karate, he was a black belt, and he operated “Shoto Kan Path” to share his love for martial arts with the world. He passed his knowledge of karate on to his children, and they shared his love for it. Ignazio was also an avid fisherman. He owned and operated Milone’s Pizzaria in Deland, Florida for over 10 years.

He is survived by his loving wife; Vincenza, parents; Gaetano and Josephine Milone, children; Anthony and Angelina Milone, his stepchildren; Concetta (Miguel) Longras, Luigi Bluni of Florida, his uncles; Vincenzo (Catherine) Milone, Gino (Antonella) Milone of California, and Francesco (Maria) Milone of Sicily, Italy, as well as his brother in laws; Ray (Concetta) and Sal Grillo, sister in law; Maria (Gerry) Borchik as well as numerous cousins and extended family members whom he loved dearly.

He is predeceased by his stepdaughter Rosie Bluni, grandparents; Ignazio and Lucia Milone of Sicily, George and Josephine Scalia, aunt; Salvatrice (Vincenzo) Coronati of Sicily, mother in law; Rosa Grillo, as well as his uncle; Edward Balestrieri of Florida.

A limited walk through visitation for Ignazio will be held Friday 7/24 at Sunset Funeral home 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park IL 61115 starting at 9am ending promptly at 10:30am. Entombment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

A live stream of Ignazio’s funeral will be made available at 10:30am Friday 7/24 at https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFuneralHomeIL/


  • Limited Walk Through Visitation

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Live Stream Funeral Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020


Ignazio "Nate" Milone

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Joseph A. Spadaro

July 24, 2020

To the Milone Family:

We are so sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of Ignazio ... your son, husband, and father. May he rest in peace.

Although we live "far away" (in Connecticut), my Dad and Ignazio would always enjoy speaking on the phone together.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ignazio, and all of his family and friends, at this time.

Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh, Lord; and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.


Antonino Spadaro & Family,

Ansonia, Connecticut

John DiGiacomo

July 24, 2020

I will always remember the good times we had at Nate's during the holidays and special events. Seeing Nate enjoy a great meal that was truly a feast was always a pleasure.

Both my wife and I will never forget those good times and all the fellowship that comes with family and friends. Nate was and always will be one of the best friends and relatives I have. His family is our family, we will never forget.

John & Hong