Ronnie (Padavona) Dio
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Ronald James (Padavona) Dio (1942 - 2010)

Ronald James (Ronnie) Dio formerly Padavona
Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died at age 67 in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Nov 2016
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Ronnie James Dio - heavy metal vocalist from the bands Black Sabbath, Elf, Rainbow, and Dio

Grew up in Cortland, New York, United States

Graduated from Cortland High School: attended University at Buffalo, but did not graduate

First wife was Loretta Berardi (1941), adopted son Dan Padavona

Second wife was Wendy Gaxiola (1945)

Died of stomach cancer

Also See


  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch ( : 16 May 2014), Ronald J Padavona, Residence, Cortland, New York, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Ronald J Padavona, 16 May 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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