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Nicolina Rinaldi

NICOLINA G. “NIKKI” RINALDI (nee Taddeo) age 98, beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Karen Bradley (deceased) (husband Joseph), Deborah Blair (husband Jack) and Susan Rice (husband Craig); devoted grandmother of Joe Bradley (wife Krista), Courtney Bacik (husband Drew), Michael Bradley (wife Anna), Morgan Davis (husband Christopher), Kelly Turner (husband Mathew) and great-grandmother of Rocco, Brandon, Gemma, Liam, Romy, Cameron and Parker; dearest sister of the late Josephine Mutillo, Armand Taddeo, Elizabeth Trivison, Elvera Doing, Arthur Taddeo and Edith Providenti; fond sister-in-law of Ludwig “Dick” Rinaldi (wife Betty deceased); dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Nikki was born on November 27, 1918 in Cleveland and passed away on April 14, 2017. She was a resident of Lyndhurst for 65 years, formerly of Little Italy. Nikki graduated from John Hay High School. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper. Nikki loved her family and adored cooking, baking and babysitting. She will be remembered by family and friends as a caregiver, faithful, loyal and the dedicated matriarch of her family. Nikki was a funny, outgoing and witty woman. She was a great source of strength for her family and gave great advice. Nikki will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Nikki to The Karen Foundation for MS, 13635 Colony Lane, Burton Ohio 44021. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Clare Catholic Church at 10:30 AM. Entombment following at Lake View Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Nikki at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) MONDAY 4-8 PM.

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  1. Kathleen Howell :

    Dear Susan and Deborah,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We’re cousins, our mother, Doris Ritondaro Wallace, and your father were first cousins. We grew up with your parents at all special family events and we looked forward to spending time with your mother. She was always so cheerful, kind and caring.
    Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Kathleen Wallace Howell and Doreen Wallace Colello

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