Funeral Director and Facilities of Nova Funeral Services

Who is Neli Nova, Your Funeral Director

Neli Nova is born in beautiful Bulgaria and in 1991 immigrates to the United States. She attended the University of Illinois, Chicago and Worsham College of Mortuary Science,  Chicago, IL and graduated in 2001. Member of Funeral Director Association, Certified and Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Illinois. Nova has 16 years of practice and professional service in Funeral affairs. Her career starts at  Svec & Sons from 2009 – 2015 as a Funeral Director and from 2015 – 2016 at Linhart Funeral Home as a Funeral Director. From 2017 Neli Nova establish Nova Funeral Services with a partner facility Funeral Home located in Berwyn, IL. Neli is the First Bulgarian Funeral Director and service the Great Chicago Area’s Eastern European communities. Speaks fluent English, Russian and Bulgarian. Married, proud mother of a son, named Peter.

Her favorite quote is ” The best way to find yourself is to truly lost yourself in service for others” by Mahatma Gandhi and here is her personal dedication to you:

” Dear Family, I promise to give my best service for you. To comfort and be there for you through your sorrow during the hard times of a loved one passing. To guide you through the Mortuary process and help your lament is less of a burden. To prepare and care with profound respect your deceased loved ones for their last goodbyes. To ensure that all the necessary documentation is in order, for I understand that your grieve is too heavy to bear and I take full responsibility to be your invisible helper during the funeral service act. To execute a peaceful ceremony acknowledging the hardship everybody endures in such a time.”


Neil Nova Funeral Director

Nova Funeral Services, Des Plaines, IL