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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Dante Savio

October 8, 1960 ~ March 9, 2019

FUQUAY-VARINA- Samuel Dante Savio, 58, passed away on Saturday at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh with his loving family by his side. Dante was born in Bergen County, NJ and is the son of Sam Savio and Ruth Ann Savio.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:45 PM prior to the service at the church.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 PM at Hilltop Church, 10212 Fayetteville Rd. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

In addition to his parents, Dante is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carolanne Savio; his daughter, Samantha Savio; his two dogs, Zoey and Nico; brothers, Tony Savio and wife, Joyce, Sam Haubrich and wife, Danielle; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; mother-in-law, Phyllis Pregiato and husband, Jay; father-in-law, Bob Longo; brother-in-law, Robert Longo and wife, Diane and his church family at Hilltop Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607 in Dante’s memory.


March 13, 2019

5:00-6:45 PM

Hilltop Church
10212 Fayetteville Rd. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


March 13, 2019

7:00 PM

Hilltop Church
10212 Fayetteville Rd. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


  1. Ruth Perry and family

    Sorry for your loss our deepest sympathy

  2. Dee Shearin

    With love and prayers. My heart is saddened by Dante leaving us behind but filled with joy at his arrival in heaven.

  3. Eric Kohlmeier

    I am so sorry for your families loss

  4. Keith Wall

    Dante My Friend, You will be Missed!!

  5. Sandi Boschee

    Carolanne and Samantha my heart breaks for both of you at this time. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you. Sincerely, Sandi Boschee

  6. Susan Rosero

    Continued prayers for the family during this difficult time. Hugs.


    Dante, you will be truly missed. I just met you, but only spending a few hours with you that first night, you made me feel like I had known you all my life. I can truly say you were a sweet, loving family man and I know Carolanne and Samantha’s heart is breaking. Rest in peace Dante and hugs and prayers to your family.

  8. Corrie & Michael Farrell

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

  9. Rich Rosario

    It’s with sincere sadness that I write this. My deepest condolences to Carolann, Samantha , and extended Savio and Longo families. May you find peace in knowing that without question Dante felt the love of all those around him through all his days with you.

  10. Tim and Sharon

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family , Love you both

  11. Emily

    We will miss seeing Dante around the neighborhood and having our usual chats. He was so strong and dedicated to his family. Prayers for comfort and peace for the Savio family. Love, from the Brooks family

  12. Joan and Lawrence Kaufmann

    Dante you were such a loving, caring and giving person who will truly be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to Carolanne and Samantha that they will be able to go forth as you watch over them. Rest in heaven Dante, for now your pains are no more. Love you and miss you.

  13. Lauren Ann Kunz

    So very sorry for your loss…. you and Sammy are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. Love lauren ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Peggy Garner

    Love the pictures! You will be greatly missed my Cutie! Now, you’re where a lot of us would love to be! Look forward to seeing you soon!!!

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