Dante Urbani

September 2, 1932April 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, Sacramento, CA.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Vigil Service Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 9, 2014

Dante Urbani

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Magic Munson

April 16, 2015

I'm so very sad to see the news of Dante's passing. I havent been down to the courts in a few years, and he was always there with smiles and good Bocci tips. I will miss him every time I play. <3

Meya Luna

February 26, 2015

Mr dante, the year is coming up that you left us. You are so missed. Love you. Meya and family

Teri Berry

February 25, 2015

Dante was a great inspiration to all the Special Olympics/VIP athletes that came in contact with him or got to play in a tournament with him. We will miss you always, Dante. Teri Berry, Special Olympics/VIP coach.


May 21, 2014

Thanks for the bocce tips and inspiration. There are not enough years left in me to be as "bocce" as you.

Sue Wright

May 14, 2014

I miss seeing Dante every day at Peet's on 38th & J Streets. He always sat in the same spot. We often chatted. He smiled and waved at me and joked about saving my favorite seat for me. He looked so handsome when he wore his purple velvet jacket. I'm so sorry that I missed his memorial service. His presence at Peet's is missed each day, but I know he's there in spirit.

John & Terry Schmidt

May 12, 2014

Paul & Janell

May 12, 2014

Dante was a great team mate and a true gentleman. We will dearly miss you on and off the court. He was part of the "old school" folk who introduced us to the game. Thank you, Dante!


May 11, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Urbani
Last year I stopped with a friend at the park to show him where we had our family reunions and the bocce courts that my Grandpa Albert Peretti maintained and played. We noticed two elderly gentlemen playing bocce, we were welcomed to watch, took a sit and soon took up conversation with the gentlemen. We feel very blessed to have spent time with Dante reminiscing about the history of bocce, the club and my Grandpa. Thank you Dante for the wonderful memories, your love for bocce and friendly nature will truly be missed at the courts.

joey swiencki

May 7, 2014

i enjoyed Dante playing in the fourth of july tournaments with dante he always had a smile on his face.i use to see him at the italian festival in sacramento he always enjoyed him self. dante use to help our group on friday eveings. showing us how to play bocce ball. i well miss him alot i well miss his smile. and i well miss him at the bocce ball courts it wront be the same without him. we all love you dante

Bob Martinez

May 7, 2014

Although Dante wasn't the first member of the East Portal Bocce Club that I met in the early 90's, he was the first person that truly welcomed me and gave me a sense of the culture and community of Bocce. I enjoyed all the stories Dante would tell me of his Abruzzi homeland and his journey to America. Mr. Bocce was a true ambassador for the Club and for the game, and his gentle demeanor and smile will be missed by all of us. Riposa in pace, Dante.