John Phillip Rinaldi, Jr., 68, a longtime resident of Middlefield, died unexpectedly while surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 18th. He was born in Hartford, and was the son of the late John and Althea (Morin) Rinaldi of East Hartford.
John worked for DB Mart as a service technician for 30 years prior to his retirement. He also worked at Allstate Conveyor Services. John will be remembered by us mostly for his heart of gold and willingness to help anyone at any time and never expecting anything in return, his wonderful sense of humor, and million dollar smile. He loved to dance and entertain. To know him was to love him. The world has truly lost one of its best.
He was inseparable and the beloved husband to his wife of 45 years, Janet (Schreier) Rinaldi, with two daughters, Brenda (Rinaldi) Rigano and her husband, Joseph of Middletown, Elaine (Rinaldi) Diaz and her husband, Miguel of Middlefield. John also has two brothers, Nicholas Rinaldi and wife, Cheryl of Rocky Hill and Roger Rinaldi and Dana Ugbinada of Middletown. He enjoyed playing with his 6 grandchildren, Gabriella, Brianna, Olivia, and Sofia Rigano of Middletown and Johna and Izabella Diaz of Middlefield. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at 11:00am at Middlefield Federated Church, 402 Main Street, Middlefield with Rev. Dr. Dale H. Azevedo officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell and may send messages of condolence to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.