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Gino Anthony Savio

02/07/1956 ~ 30/07/2020

It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we note the passing of our amazing dad and husband Gino Anthony Savio, who died at 64, on Thursday July 30th , 2020.

Cancer is a horrible beast. We watched as he slowly unravelled before our eyes, until the suffering was too great and he passed peacefully into the morning. Our (super) dry, annoyingly proud, brilliant and silent Dad will be gone, but we won’t forget the way he cared for us and carried us through the years. Dad, the tower of strength. The perfectionist who could fix anything. The only one who could answer the history questions in trivia. The one who could always make the perfect wry comment. The one who went out of his way to make sure everyone was ok. We will be lost without him.

He is survived by his wife Franca, his daughters Danielle and Rachel, his sons-in-law Kyle and Daniel, his grand-daughter Ella, his siblings Roy, John, Robert and Rosemary and his in-laws Benita, Giuliano and Sharon.

He joins his parents Mario and Clara, his father-in-law Antonio and his brother-in-law Pierangelo on the other side. Forever in our hearts and in our minds. We know Chicago is playing at full volume wherever you are.

We love you to the moon and back. Franca, Danielle and Rachel.

Due to ongoing covid-19 lockdown restrictions, mourners are still limited to 10 family members. Although not the same as being there in person to support Gino’s family, Gino’s Service will be live streamed on Thursday August 6th, commencing at 1.15pm.

Please use the link below to log in to Gino’s live streamed Service from the CHAPEL at 1.15pm Thursday:

Log In To Chapel Live Stream Here

Gino’s committal Service at GRAVESIDE will be available via a different link, as below, from 2.15pm Thursday:

Log In To Graveside Live Stream Here

Also, please find below a space to leave your personal tribute to Gino, or to pass on your condolences to his family. You are invited to leave a condolence / tribute for Gino any time. We have found these touching tributes are warmly received by families who have experienced the grief of losing a loved one. Once approved, your message will be placed onto Gino’s tribute page. If you would like more information about our funerals, feel free to contact us any time on 03-97618494 or 0447 727 263.

Gino Savio – In The Care Of Crane Funerals

Gino will be sadly missed and always remembered.

You may also like to share Gino’s facebook post with family and friends. Livestream information is also on there, and some people find it easier to share a post rather than copying and sharing links from a website.

Link To Gino’s Facebook Post

40 Responses

  1. Farewell, Uncle Gino
    My deepest condolences are with all who loved and cherished you.
    Thinking of you all during these difficult times.
    Love always xx

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all at this time. Sending lots of love from New Zealand 💞

  3. This comes with such a shock and l can’t even begin to imagine how you Franca and the girls are feeling.
    I look back with such wonderful memories of Gino.
    I truly am so so sorry.

    Condolences to all the family through this very sad time.

    RIP Gino.


  4. Gino
    I will miss those chat sessions we would have where I saw another side off you, a side that would make me smile and laugh. And boy you made me laugh. Rest now in peace, away from pain and be reassured I will look after your beloved Franca.

    Rest In Peace Gino

    Effy xx

    1. Farewell Gino.

      (The Prince of Darkness).

      A very special person to me and many great memories over the years.

      Sorry you never got to ride in the supercharged Mustang GT!!!…..

      Our deepest condolences to the Savio family.

      Rest In Peace Gino.

      John & Jenny Defriee

    2. To Gino, it’s hard to believe that I won’t turn a corner and see your cheeky grin of respect I worked so hard to gain from you. U said so much when you said so little. Always a man I looked up to and hold dear the time spent learning from you. You had a greater impact on my professional life then you know and personally called you a friend. Deepest condolences to the Savio family. RIP

      1. Gino,
        Thank you for your friendship, guidance, patience and opportunity you gave over the years. You were a great leader, teacher and role model to many but most of all a great friend.
        You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
        Sincerest condolences to Franca , Danielle, Rachel and the extended family.
        John , Aiden, Amelia and Evie McKnight

        1. Dear Danielle & Kyle, Franca, Rachel,Daniel, Ella & Savio family, What beautiful tributes and memories were shared as Gino’s life was celebrated and honoured today. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Love, Caroline, Craig & Owen Richardson

    3. Dear Franca,
      So sorry to hear the news of Gino passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  5. My Gino, (The prince of Darkness)
    The man I met as I was an apprentice, trying to learn everything that nobody would want to teach you.
    When I earned this man’s respect he taught me everthing from reading drawings and mastering how to nicely insult the builders.
    My gentle,kind,caring and always great Master of information, you will be missed in my heart but NEVER be forgotten.
    To Franca, Rachel and Danielle, the love he had for his girls was unexplainable and always informed me of how proud he was of all your successes .
    Our Deepest Condolences.
    Love Nick,Rosa and Family.

  6. Gino fond memories of our many chats about life! Gino we need to talk let’s have a smoke! Your wonderful support of my son Jesse through troubled times will never be forgotten! A gentleman of the old school. A kind caring decent man! Sincerest condolences Rip Gino Jon Wiltshire

  7. To GINO
    The prince of darkness
    Never forget the day I met you I remember exact conversation between us,
    From that morning,
    You were always my friend, respectfull , and kind
    Never forget our last cigarette,
    Pleasure to of met you
    And honour to work with you,
    A place in my life that I will continue your legacy in the game
    Time to let go time to rest fly with the angels
    Rest in gods palm
    And sincere condolences to the family
    And GINO the original prince of the Dolso’ family
    Derek Christopher

  8. Gino my first boss at Dolso at the Clayton hospital (Monash Medical Centre) I will always remember that hard face but under that I could always get a little grin out of you. We crossed paths a few times in the last 37 years we last meet 2 years ago and I will never forget that grin RIP🙏🌹
    When we meet again Bert Pagotto & Mario Pagotto

  9. Dearest Franca, We are so sorry to hear the news about Gino. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tony, Claudia and boys xx

  10. I met Gino in 1984 on my first day of working in construction.We worked & lived together in South Australia in 1990.Gino had a lot of knowledge in construction & taught me a lot over the many years.Gino was a kind & helpful man. His family meant the world to him.l have had the pleasure of knowing Gino for 36 years.
    Sadly missed will never be forgotten.
    Rest In Peace Gino
    Our deepest condolences.
    Paul,Lina Mazzocchi & Family

  11. Dear Gino, I will dearly miss our talks, laughs, and construction over the many years. Your quick wit and humour always put a smile on my face. Thank you for your friendship and advice over the years. It has been an absolute pleasure knowing and working with you.

    Our deepest condolences to the Savio family
    Nick, Tatiana & Jake

  12. Dear Franca Danielle and Rachel, our sincere condolences on the passing of Gino our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Working with Gino and sharing stories about family would always put a smile on his face he will be sadly missed. Tony Laura Primiero and family.

  13. To Franca, the girls and extended family, in particular Rosemary and her brothers, please accept our condolences. Gino was always a lovely quiet spoken man who supported his loved ones.

  14. My condolences to the families.
    Thinking of you all during this very sad time. From Luisa Savio
    (Daughter of Bepi and Gigeta Savio)

  15. Gino, I only ever knew you as the quiet, kind, proud father of one of my dearest friends. I am so incredibly saddened to hear of your difficult battle that took you away far too soon.

    Danielle, Rachel, Franca and your entire extended family, I send you my deepest sympathies and I pray and hope you find some comfort in knowing your darling husband and father is no longer suffering. Sending you all my love and prayers during this difficult time.

    All my love,

    Rushi and family xxx

  16. Dearest Gino,

    I have held the upmost respect for you.
    The memories i have will last forever.
    May you rest in peace.

    Love David, Robyn and Piper.

  17. Gino
    We only worked for a short period of time but in that time your presence will never be forgotten. You have left your mark in the industry that very few could every do. We may have lost you but you will never been forgotten Gino. Rest In Peace mate.

    To the Savio family my deepest condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    David Setka

  18. Our deepest condolences to the Savio family. Love and prayers to the family at this very sad time. We will miss you dearly on job sites Gino. Rest In Peace.

  19. Dear Franca,
    I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time of grief. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  20. Our condolences to Franca, Danielle & Kyle, Rachel & Dan & little Ella and all the Savio and Gava family. Gino was a wonderful friend and father-in-law to Kyle, always willing to help, especially when Kyle was setting up his business. He was the quiet strength in the background for his family and was so proud of his girls. We are so sorry we can’t be with you all today in person but we will be online and with you in spirit. All our love Chris & Maurie Richardson.

  21. Our thoughts and prayers are with Franca, Danielle & Rachel and extended family, as we wish we could’ve farewelled Gino in person today.
    We all have fond memories of Gino over the years and will greatly miss him.
    May he Rest In Peace
    The Allen family

  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with Franca, Danielle & Rachel and extended family as we all wish we could’ve farewelled Gino in person today.
    We all have fond memories of Gino over the years and will greatly miss him.
    May he Rest In Peace.
    The Allen Family

  23. Gino.
    A wonderful man who welcomed us into the family.
    Will sadly be missed by all.
    Love Colleen and Bernie.

  24. Dearest Gino, I will remember fondly our conversations when working together at Bunjil, you always made me smile, deepest condolences to the Savio family xx

  25. Gino.

    A great man who always welcomed me. You were always so nice to me and always had time for me when i was around. May you rest in peace my friend now your pain and suffering has gone. We will look after Franca for you and make sure she is always safe.

    RIP my Friend


  26. Caro Gino, sarà difficile colmare il vuoto che hai lasciato…
    Quando ti abbiamo conosciuto ci ha colpito la tua umanità e la tua simpatia.
    Il tuo ricordo resterà per sempre nei nostri cuori.
    Rosetta Marco Andrea

  27. Dear Franca, Danielle, Rachael, Kyle, Daniel & Baby Ella, Today we all said farewell to a wonderful man, Gino. It was truly a beautiful ceremony with beautiful words & memories.
    Rest in Peace Gino. Forever in our hearts. Love the Dickson Family.(Macarthur Drive). ❤❤❤

  28. Gino ..

    The prince of darkness

    Thanks for all the memories and taking me under your wing.

    I will never forget you and all the kind things you have done.

    One of many memories was when you got the falcon on the road and you said jump in we’re going for a ride. Showing me your old houses while we should have been onsite working

    Rest In Peace my friend

    Aka Shelby

  29. Prince,
    You will always have a place in my heart.Thank you for your friendship and knowledge you shared with me over the last 27 years.I will miss your dry sense of humour and cheeky smirk.
    Rest now mate, you will always be in my memories,
    Mario Bocale

  30. To the one & only Prince of Darkness, from when we first met in 1987, to when I saw you last, just a couple of months ago, you made me work hard to get a cheeky grin out of you. But I soon discovered you were nothing but a marshmallow with a heart of pure gold, under that tough exterior
    When I first started with Dolso as a green 16 year old you put me on sweeping duties for 2 months straight until you decided I was worthy of sharing your knowledge with. You taught me everything about being on the building site & I thank you for sharing that wisdom, because I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. It was an honour to do our last job together at Collins Arch last year.
    It made me so incredibly sad to see what you & your girls had to endure during your illness. You will be missed by so many & forgotten by none.

    Franca, Rachel & Danielle, we cannot imagine your grief at this tragic & senseless loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    With love Marco, Toni, Alexandra & Angelique Peroni💕💕

  31. My dear old friend Gino, I was so deeply saddened to hear of your illness & subsequent passing. It feels like only yesterday that you were my apprentice, a life unfinished. To Franca, Rachel & Danielle our very deepest condolences. Rest in peace old friend. Dominic & Anna Peroni💗

  32. I didn’t know Gino very well but really liked what I saw. I know he is in a beter place pain free which is all one could want for him. Love to dear Franca and his daughters who all loved him so much…I feel your loss in my heart.xx

  33. Dearest Franca,
    Sending you our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
    We will never forget Gino’s friendly and entertaining chats at the Holden Design Christams Parties.
    Frank & Louis

  34. Caro Gino, eri una buona persona. Sempre conserveremo il tuo ricordo nel nostro cuore. Riposa in pace.

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