Nicola Rinaldi, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on December 15, 2022. He was 79.
Mr. Rinaldi was born in Italy on January 13, 1943 in the small town of Castello del Matese. He was born to Michele and Angela Rinaldi. He came to America in 1960 working in weather stripping on windows & doors and in construction. While he was working in America he saw pictures of my mom living back in Italy and made it his mission to marry her. He went back to Italy in 1967, introduced himself, courted her and married the girl of his dreams.
He was one of founding brothers of Figli di Castello del Matese Italian social club in the Bronx for the past 30 years- which he loved and was so proud of his heritage. As like other Italians he loved the game of soccer. He played as a goalie on a team in Italy and was a big fan of the sport even watching the current World Cup.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Antonietta; his son Michael and his wife Linda; his daughter Angela and her husband Paul; his grandchildren Alina, Mikey, Emma and Anthony; his sister Maria and her husband Joe; his beloved brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; all his loving nieces and nephews; and his pet chihuahua Jeter. He is now gone to Heaven to be with his other son Nicholas.
Visiting will be Sunday from 4-9pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10am at Our Lady of Solace Church, 731 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale.
Such a beautiful obituary. Uncle Nick was loved by so many and we will miss him so very much. Rest In Peace Uncle Nick, Love you always, your niece and Godchild, MaryAnn.
Reading this obituary, while beautiful , I know there is so much more in the hearts of his family. I was always impressed how much his kids expressed their love, appreciation and honor of him. I know he will always live in their hearts.
I miss you Nick. Sorry we didn’t get to spend more time together.
So sorry for his family’s loss. One of the kindest & most genuine people I have ever met. He will be missed so much by so many. He always had a smile on his face & a twinkle in his eyes whenever he greeted us. May he rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I hope that one day soon his memory brings you comfort and a smile.