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Rose M. "Rosebud" (Gaetano) Rinaldi

March 29, 1925 ~ November 26, 2019 (age 94)




Rose M. ‘Rosebud” Rinaldi, 94, died early Tuesday morning at her home. She was the wife of the late Alex Rinaldi who died in 1990.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Josephine Caputo Gaetano and attended Dunmore High School having graduated Valedictorian. Rosebud was a lifelong member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in Dunmore and was a member of its choir for 72 years as well as a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. In addition she was a member of the Dunmore Community Chorus, the Dunmore Senior Center, and the Lackawanna County Federation of Democratic Women. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was devoted to St. Anthony and St. Jude.

Surviving is her daughter in law and caregiver, Mary Rinaldi, two godsons, Joseph M. Caputo, Esq., and Patrick Kiesendahl, a goddaughter, Patti Kiesendahl, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a son William P. Rinaldi and a sister Mary Ann McEvoy.

Her family wishes to thank her outstanding caregivers, Karen, Regina, Darcy, Lisa, Jodi, Kathie, Kim, and Vita, for their devotion in providing loving care to Rosebud.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will be held in the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.

Friends may call Friday from 4PM-7PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish 303 Smith Street Dunmore 18512 and or St. Joseph’s Center Foundation 2010 Adams Avenue Scranton 18509, and or to the William P. Rinaldi Scholarship Fund c/o Holy Cross High School 501 East Drinker Street Dunmore 18512.




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November 29, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512

Funeral Service
November 30, 2019

9:30 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (Smith Street in Dunmore)
200 Smith Street
Dunmore, PA 18512


SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish
303 Smith Street, Dunmore PA 18512
Tel: 1-570-344-1209

St. Joseph’s Center Foundation
2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton PA 18509

William P. Rinaldi Scholarship Fund c/o Holy Cross High School
501 East Drinker Street, Dunmore PA 18512

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