Celebrating Frank J Rinaldi Jr

To celebrate and honor the life of Frank J Rinaldi Jr. we would like to donate a plaque on the Walkway Over the Hudson, a place near and dear to Frank's heart. 

His family and friends have created this go fund me so that we can purchase a memorial plaque on the Walkway Over The Hudson, where Frank proudly volunteered.

Frank Joseph Rinaldi Jr, passed away peacefully on February 23rd, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland, with his wife Shirley by his side, while he was visiting family in Scotland.

Born Feb 7, 1945 to Frank J. Rinaldi and Adeline Klein in Yonkers NY, Frank resided in the Hudson Valley most of his life. He served in the Navy, stationed on the USS Forestall (CV-59) during the Vietnam War. Family and his Naval service were two of his proudest accomplishments.

Frank was a long time member of the Hudson Valley Ski club and the Dutchess County Scottish Society. Frank worked locally for many years at Bottini Fuel. His sense of humor and ability to tell a “dad joke” were legendary.

Frank is survived by his wife Shirley, children Jennifer Paden, Allison Nordmann, Renée Rinaldi, Gillian Blain, Joseph Rinaldi, and Lisa Marie Martinez, their partners, his 15 grandchildren, and his former wife Dr. Frances J. Rofrano. He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth Hicks, brother David Rinaldi, their spouses, several nieces and nephews, his Mother-in-Law Esther West and family in Scotland.

As Frank loved good food and good company, there will also be a celebration of his life on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1- 4 pm at Poughkeepsie Day School for anyone who would like to attend. Friends and family are invited to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. To rsvp or get more information, please contact [email redacted]


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