January 19, 2012 ~ August 6, 2022
Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC
Rylee Cynthia Dantone passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 6th 2022. We are heartbroken by this loss. Rylee was so loved by family, friends and everyone she met. Rylee was 10 years old. Some of the things she loved were science, art, music, books, princess movies and some scary ones. She also loved being surrounded by her favorite people, going on trips, swimming and being outside.
Even though Rylee had physical disabilities, that did not stop her family from including her in everything that they did. Kayaking, pontoon boating, taking her on hikes, running 5k’s, cruising, seeing live music and festivals. She also loved rides on the golf cart and jet ski.
Rylee was survived by her parents, John and Danielle (Johnson) Dantone; siblings, Caroline Dantone and Grayson Dantone; grandparents, Stephanie Johnson, Matthew Dantone (Sandy Dantone), and Terry Salais (Richard Salais); aunts, Christina Johnson (James Cassidy) and Amy Wilson (Josh Wilson; and uncles, David Dantone and Doug Martin. She also has three surviving Great-grandmothers and many cousins and extended family.
We will be holding a memorial service on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at 2pm at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. We would love for you to share a couple words about Rylee if you would like to. We will also be meeting after the memorial at an undecided location. Updates will be posted on social media.
If you would like to donate to the family we will be creating a charity in Rylee’s name to donate to other special needs children. I know Rylee would love to be able to give to kids in need and make them smile.