Dario Refelino Sabio

It is with great sadness that the family of Dario Refelino Sabio announces his passing after a sudden illness, on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the age of 79 years. Dario will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Josefina, his son, Rex (wife, Merry), and his daughter, Janet. Dario will also be fondly remembered by his four grandsons – Jimmy, Zachary, Connor, and Andre.

Dario was born in the Philippines in Naga City and lived in Polangui, Albay in the Bicol province. He was the 7th of 14 children, and is preceded in death by his parents, Andres and Ersa,  by his brothers, Efren, Nahum, Prospero, Regulo, and Carlo, and by his sisters, Digna and Bonnie.

He is survived by his siblings Andres, Jr., Digno, Zeneides Armedilla, Hilda (husband, Ralph) Huszagh, Myrna (husband, Vishnu) Mahant, and Paz Mendoza.

He graduated from an all boys Jesuit high school in Naga, Philippines in 1955 then worked at his parents’ drugstore. He also went through ROTC training and studied Chemical engineering at National University. Then he dutifully served in the US Coast Guard from 1962 to 1967.  He was stationed at the Coast Guard base in Salem, MA and met his wife, Josefina, who was working in the Boston area as well. They married in 1967 and had 2 children, Rex and Janet.

After the Coast Guard, Dario worked an information systems job at Shawmut Bank in Boston. He continued his education and received a degree in computer data processing from Northeastern University. In 1992 he started working for the Massachusetts Department of Employment and Training until he retired in 2003. In 2004, he and Josefina moved to Las Vegas to enjoy their retirement.

Services were held on Friday November 10th at 4 pm at La Paloma Funeral Services, Las Vegas, NV. A reception was held immediately after the service for friends and family. A Memorial Mass was held on Friday, November 17th at 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi, Henderson, NV.
Dario will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him, and he will live on forever in our hearts and memories.

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