Mr. Norman Joseph Rinaldi, 83, of 1525 Delmont Drive, Raleigh died peacefully at his residence on Monday, February 16, 2015 following a lengthy period of declining health.
A native of Durham, he was the husband of Emma Lou Rinaldi, who survives and the son of Peter Rinaldi, Sr. and Arline Ross Rinaldi, both deceased. He retired as a Human Resources Supervisor for the State of North Carolina and was an Elon Golden Alumni. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Graham.
Norman was known by his family and many friends as exceedingly kind and always considerate of others. He always had kind words and encouragement for everyone he talked to. He never met a stranger. His smile and contagious laughter will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.
In addition to his wife of Burlington, survivors include a daughter, Robin Renn and husband Jeff of Rolesville, NC; two grandsons, Zachariah Green Renn, age 24, and James Joseph Renn, age 12; and niece Wendy Rinaldi.
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He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne Booth Rinaldi and brother, Peter Rinaldi, Jr.
A memorial service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church of Graham on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Kevin Baker with the family receiving friends from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham is assisting the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com