In Loving Memory of Michael J. "The Senator" Rinaldi, Jr.
Michael J. "The Senator" Rinaldi, Jr.Scranton, PA October 31, 1944 ~ April 10, 2018 Date of Service: April 14, 2018
Michael J. Rinaldi. Jr., affectionately known as "The Senator," 73, of Scranton, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Scranton, son of Theresa Tomko Rinaldi, Dunmore, and the late Michael J. Rinaldi Sr., he was a graduate of Dunmore High School and went on to serve in the United States Army Reserve. Before retirement, he had been employed by M&G Convoy Co. of Mount Pocono and had also worked in construction and was a member of Teamsters Local 229.
He enjoyed golf, playing pool, spending time with his family and had a great love for his dogs. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Dunmore.
Also surviving are his daughter, Michelle D. Auriemma and husband, Michael, of Madison Twp.; his longtime companion, Rose Mary Barrett, of Scranton; sisters, Barbara Sensi, of Dunmore; and Jane Ortalano and husband, Victor, of Jessup; his brothers, Richard Rinaldi and wife, Nancy, of Taylor; Thomas Rinaldi and wife, Donna, of Chinchilla; and Kenneth Rinaldi and wife, Cindy, of Madison Twp.; a sister-in-law, Theresa Rinaldi, of Dunmore; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his infant twin brother, Donato Rinaldi; a brother, Daniel Rinaldi; a nephew, Michael D. Rinaldi; and brother-in-law, Gerard Sensi.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment in Cathedral Cemetery.
Family and friends may call Saturday at the church from 8:15 until the time of Mass.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to True Friends Animal Welfare Center, 16332 SR 706, Montrose, PA 18801.