Rinaldo F. Brino

Rinaldo F. Brino Southington, CTRinaldo F. Brino, 89, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Summit of Plantsville. He was the husband of Immacolata (Mauro) Brino for 61 years. He was born Feb. 6, 1923 in Caiazzo, Province of Caserta, Italy, the son of the late Pasquale and Maria (D'Agostino) Brino. Rinaldo served with the Italian Army during WWII and was a prisoner of War. He was employed by Ideal Forging Corp. for many years until his retirement. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church and a member of the St. Maria Degli Angeli Society. He loved to be in his garden, making wine, telling his stories to his family and friends, and dancing at parties. Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Mary Sgueglia and husband, Giovanni of Schenectady, NY, Gina Ganther and husband, John of Delanson, NY and Pasquale (Pat) Brino and wife, Linda of Southington; seven grandchildren, John, Lisa, Cristina, John David, Nicholas, James and Andrew; four great-grandchildren, Gianna, Niara, Alex, and Nadia; two brothers, Paolo Brino of Southington and Alberto Brino of Broadalbin, NY; five sisters, Elvira Sangiovanni of Scotia, NY, Josephine Roberts of Las Vegas, NV, Perina Guzzo of Scotia, NY, Theresa Torre of Niagara Falls, NY and Rosa Silvestro of Mamaroneck, NY; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Gino and Angelo Brino. The funeral will be held on Monday, 9:45 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington to St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., for a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Entombment will be Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Home Care, 267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.dellavecchiafh.com

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Jan. 25, 2013