Nancy M. (Salanitro) Butera

Nancy M. (Salanitro) Butera

March 12, 1938 – May 25, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Salvatore and Angelina Salanitro; father-in-law, Louis Butera, Sr.; brothers-in-law, Louis, Jr. and Tommy Butera.  Survived by husband, Tony; son, Mike Butera (Sandy); daughter, Christine Thomas (Carl); granddaughters: Alison, Anna, Courtney, Abby, Nichole and Amanda; great-granddaughters: Gianna, Brynlee, Braelyn, and Flora; brother and sister, Subby and Josephine Salanitro; mother-in-law, Helen Butera; sister-in-law, Patty Gulizia; many friends and relatives.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29th from 4pm to 7pm at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1248 S. 10th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, May 30th at 11am at St. Frances Cabrini Church.  Graveside Service: Wednesday, 2pm, Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the family for disbursement.


Nancy was born on March 12, 1938 in Omaha to Italian immigrants Salvatore and Angelina Salanitro.  She was the youngest of three children and attended Lincoln Elementary School and Central High School. Nancy and Tony were married at St. Philomena Church (St. Frances Cabrini) on July 18, 1959.  She loved everything Italian, was an avid Husker fan, and she could always be found in ‘Row J’ at the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium.  Aside from her devotion to family and friends, her true passion was cooking.  The door to her home was always open to everyone and you could smell the Italian food cooking before you even set foot on the porch.  She would feed you the moment that you walked in and you couldn’t walk out without taking food with you.  Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her never-ending energy and welcoming smile will be dearly missed.




  • Ann Norton-Johnson Posted May 27, 2018 7:02 am

    Let the perpetual light shine upon Nancy…. our thoughts and prayers are with you ….. Love to all Ann & Sean

  • Ray Sanchez Posted May 27, 2018 9:42 am

    Sincere sympathy to Tony & the family.

  • Barbara and Greg Peterson Posted May 27, 2018 10:28 am

    So many wonderful memories. Thinking of all of your family and sending our love. Barbara and Greg from Row J.

  • Dee C. Posted May 29, 2018 6:37 am

    To Nancy’s family: I am so sorry for your loss. May the many happy memories you shared together be of comfort to you in the days ahead. And may you find hope in God’s promise to soon undo ‘all tears, mourning, pain and even death’ Rev. 21:4. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Geri Park Posted May 30, 2018 9:24 am

    Mike and Sandy,
    To your family…I am so sorry and send heartfelt prayers of comfort now and always. Sincerely, Geri from CVSA (Public Works now).

  • Daniel Flott Posted June 2, 2018 5:35 pm

    Nancy was a wonderful woman with a kind demeanor. She will be missed. I offer my deepest condolences to cousin Tony and family.

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