Nicodemo Rinaldi, 90, of 322 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Waterbury, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, in the presence of his loving family, after a courageous battle with a stroke and cancer. He was the widower of Nicolina Rinaldi.
Rinaldi was born on January 29, 1922, son of the late Giuseppe and Felicia (Guerrera) Rinaldi. He served in the Italian Army during World War II. He came to Waterbury from Italy in 1977. He worked as a cabinet worker for Lewis Millwork for 10 years, retiring in 1987. He loved gardening and picking wild mushroom with his children and grandchildren. He was a communicant of St. Lucy’s Church.
He leaves two sons, Michele Rinaldi and his wife Gesummina and Alberto Rinaldi and his wife Anna, all of Waterbury; three daughters, Felicia Longo and her husband Francesco of Caserta, Italy; Patrizia Guerrera and her husband Salvatore and Franca Polletta and her husband Raffaele, all of Watertown; nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Domenico Rinaldi and a sister, Rosa Mucciacciaro.
Rinaldi's family would like to sincerely thank the staff of and Aurora Senior Living at Bucks Hill for the care, comfort and compassion given to him during his illness.
Calling Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury
Funeral: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for a 9:30 a.m. mass.
Entombment: Following at Calvary’s Queen of Peace Mausoleum.