Jacqueline A Rinaldi
January 19, 1933 – May 10, 2019
Jacqueline “Jackie” Rinaldi was born on January 19, 1933 and passed into eternal life on May 10, 2019. Jackie was born in Passaic, New Jersey, the daughter of Samuel and Rose Bene. She attended Passaic High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University, and worked for Columbia Artists Management in Manhattan where she met many famous opera and classical artists of the day. In 1958, she married Salvador Rinaldi, to whom she was wed for 57 years until his death in 2015. Sal and Jackie moved to Houston in 1977, and also spent time with his career in San Francisco and Caracas, Venezuela.
Jackie is survived by daughter Patricia Boland of Houston, her husband Jim and son Patrick, and daughter Jackie Valentino of Richland, Washington, her husband Tom and sons Andrew and James. She is also survived by her brother Robert and his wife Arlene of New York.
Jackie was one of the founding members of the Samaritan’s Group at St. John Vianney Church helping the homebound and elderly. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and many friends for her sense of humor, gentle nature, and love of anything Italian.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, Texas 77079.
In lieu of flowers, anyone desiring may send donations to St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Attn: Social Services.
- Funeral Mass Monday, May 20, 2019
Jacqueline A Rinaldi
MaryAnn Roselle Richardson
May 15, 2019
Jackie was a loving, sweet cousin. When we were growing up in the Summer of 1945, when I was 10, I was very frighten of Polio and refuse to leave the house, my Mother was so distressed that she asked Jackie, who I loved, to come to our home and spend time with me to distract me from my fears which she did a number of weeks at a time until I went back to school.
Also, many years later in 1996 and 1997 my husband who was diagnosed ocular melanoma and had to get treatment at MD Anderson in Houston. I was not able to go with him because I had started a new job, that Jim did not want me to loose, since he knew he didn't have long to live and wanted me to have something to keep me occupied during the difficult time ahead. I asked Jackie if she could help so, she and Sal wonderfully met him at the airport, brought him to the hospital, visited him in the hospital and helped him return home during each week of treatment .
THE LOVE DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THAT. GOD BLESS AND LOVE HER FOREVER!