Joseph Michael Savani

Andover | Naples, FL | Windham, NH | Winchester | Billerica | Arlington

Joseph Michael Savani, 71, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at The Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, MA on Father’s Day, June 17, 2018.

Joe was born in Somerville on December 10, 1946 to the late John Savani and the late Agatha (Conti) Savani. He was raised in Arlington where he graduated from Arlington High School and later from Industrial Tech in Boston. He studied HVAC and went to apprentice school at the Pipe-fitters Union No. 537. In 1967, Joe was drafted and served his country honorably in Vietnam. After returning from war, he worked for many years in the field of HVAC before he started his own company and became a very successful businessman and entrepreneur.

Joe was the beloved husband for fifty years to Anna (Accorto) Savani of Gaeta, Italy, the devoted father to three daughters, Marcella (Savani) Ronayne and her husband Anthony Ronayne of Melrose, MA, MaryAnne (Savani) Skotis and her husband William Skotis of Litchfield, NH, and Nadia (Savani) Hardy and her late husband Sean Hardy and her fiancé Ron Jock, both of Litchfield, NH.

Joe’s twelve grandchildren, John Ronayne, Anamaria Ronayne, Elizabeth Ronayne, Michael Ronayne, Francis Ronayne, Emanuel Skotis and his wife Veronica, Robert Skotis, Anthony Savani and his wife Diana, William Skotis, Katina Skotis, Brianna Hardy and Talia Hardy will miss him dearly as they referred to their “Nonno” as a “very funny fella”, “my big boy”, “Joe Joe”, and “Joey”.

Joe is survived by two sisters, Janice (Savani) Mathias of Billerica, MA and Pauline (Savani) Flemmings of Bath, ME. He was also the loved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Joe loved to golf, although he never took the game too seriously. His many friends remember him as an avid golfer who simply loved the game, loved to laugh, cuss, joke, and have fun. La Playa Golf Course in Naples Florida will certainly never be the same.

Joe was known by all for his generosity and kind, giving heart. He was a long time supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as Doctors without Borders. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either of these charities that he so faithfully supported.

A Funeral Mass will be held for Joe at 11:30 a.m. on June 29th, 2018 at Saint Agnes Church in Arlington, MA.


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21 Condolences

  1. Lisa Carty on June 24, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    We are all so very sorry for your loss♡ Joe was a great man with a very strong soul. He will be missed by so many. We are grateful to have met him and we will surely never forget him and all the lives he has touched. Our prayers are with all of your family. ♡♡

  2. joe kaczmarski on June 24, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    sorry for your loss, anna.

  3. Janice Mathias on June 24, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Our “baby” brother will be terribly missed. He wa full of love, life, and joy for everyone around him. His loss leaves an emptiness in so many hearts. He will never be forgotten and will be remembered lovingly by all those whose lives he touched. God bless all his family and many, many friends. Love to all – Janice and family

  4. Kathy Barnes on June 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    So sorry. God bless your family.

  5. Richard Rosenthal on June 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    My condolences Janice to you and your family

  6. Dave and Marian Freund on June 24, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Anna & Family: please accept our prayers and condolences during this difficult time. You have been wonderful neighbors the last thirteen years and Joe will be missed by all of us here at Le Dauphin.

  7. Carol Byrne on June 25, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Anna, you and your girls are in my prayers.

  8. Karen Figlioli on June 25, 2018 at 2:50 am

    God Bless You Anna , Your Children & Family

  9. Ilona and Charley Train on June 25, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    We loved him and will always remember our many fun times together in Naples. Our prayers are with you and all of your family.

  10. Wanda and Jerry silver on June 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Anna, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.He will be missed.

  11. Kelle Ilitch on June 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Christopher and I wish to express our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

  12. Marianne & Richard Dubois on June 26, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Anna, Richard and I wish to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Please accept our sincere sympathy.

  13. Al and Carolyn Albano on June 26, 2018 at 1:54 am

    We will miss Joe very much. He was a great guy and a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  14. Bill Burdin on June 26, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Anna and Nadia

    Jo-Ann and I are very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing.
    I will never forget his fabulous sense of humor. I often think about him, and his favorite phrases, when I am golfing. Every time the subject of chipmunks is discussed, I am sure to mention his hunting prowess.
    He will be missed but certainly not forgotten by us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

  15. allan goodfriend on June 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Dear Anna,
    Played golf with Joe at Laplaya golf course for over ten years. We had so much fun. He and I provided the fun for the group. He was a self made man, a true Family man and a gentleman. I will miss him as will all the people that knew him.
    Our condolences to you Anna and your entire family.
    Allan and Sheila Goodfriend

  16. David and Karen Howe on June 26, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    In the short time we got to meet Joseph, we really enjoyed getting to know him. He is a wonderful man that will truly be missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With Love, David and Karen Howe

  17. Jack Orcutt on June 27, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Anna, you had one of the great ones and we all know that Joe is in a better place. Being the Captain of the LaPlaya FL State Interclub Golf Team, Joe was on our very first team and played until he couldn’t do it any longer. He never said no when called upon. He was the savior of many of our wins.I called him the closer.
    He was one of my favorites and I will also miss him. My prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Jerry and Gail Johnson on June 27, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Anna and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have now lost 3 great golfing buddies from the LaDolphin community…Bernie, Eric and Joe. Joe always had a smile no matter what his golf game was. Anna, please give us a call if there’s anything we can do for you! He will be missed!

  19. Peggy and Gary Cuozzo on June 29, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Anna, we continue to pray for you and your wonderful family as you go through this difficult time. We loved Joe so much and really understand your comment, “He took my heart with him.” Many tears shed here, but wonderful memories too. God bless you sweet Anna.

  20. Mary Lou Kreber on June 29, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Dear Anna & Family,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you at
    This sad time. Joe is free of any pain nowi with the Dear Lord. And we will pray that
    HE will help heal your broken

    Frank & MaryLou Kreber

  21. Donna Roy-Turner on July 1, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Anna, my heart is broken for you and your family. I remember when you and Joe first met, dated and were married. He was such a good guy, a great husband and a terrific father. I’m so terribly sad he went through so much suffering in the past year and a half. My love and prayers will be with you and your family tonight and always. Peace.
    Donna Roy-Turner

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