Candido Scavino was born in Guarene, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy on 30 April 1869. He was the son of Giovanni Scavino and Anna Frejlino.
He apparently came to England sometime after 1901 and in early 1904, in London, he was married to Cornish-born Lily McKinney (b.1881). Later that year, on 14 July, they welcomed a son, Alfredo Mario Kenny. The family appear together on the 1911 census living at 19 Stalbridge House, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, London and Candido is described as a restaurant waiter.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 19 Stonebridge House, 231 Hampstead Road, London. His previous ship was the Olympic and he came on board the Titanic on 10 April 1912.
Candido Scavino died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
His widow Lily later lived at 153 Euston Road, Middlesex and she died on 1 February 1934. His son Alfred died in Aldershot in 1970.