Mr. Pietro "Peter" Rinaldi

  • Born: February 7, 1944
  • Died: May 6, 2021
  • Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Pietro (Peter) A. Rinaldi 2-7-1944 to 5-6-20201 died unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday. Survived by his wife Beatrice (Passerello) Rinaldi, and his daughter Gina Furey and her husband Peter Furey. Pre-deceased by his son Danny Vincent Rinaldi. Survived by his grandson Danny Peter Furey. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that truly adored him.

Peter was born and raised in Medford and raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and was the son of Damiano and Lena Rinaldi. He was the brother of the late Carmen Rinaldi, the late Joseph Rinaldi, the late Mary "Rocca" Byrne, and the late Charles Rinaldi. He graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School. In 1966, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served for 6 years. He also served in the United States Army Reserve. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1971.

Following his service in the military and vocational training as an electrician, Peter worked for several years as a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 as a Master Electrician.

Peter was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and long walks in the woods with his dogs. He enjoyed food of all types, especially Italian food and seafood of all types. He also enjoyed a nice glass of Scotch or glass of red wine. Later in life, he and his closest neighbors made his annual batch of homemade wine. He also loved a good cigar (was especially fond of Parodi's), or a pinch of Skoal.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Thursday May 13, 2021 in the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM from 10 am to 12 pm followed by a Funeral Service Celebrating Peter's Eternal Life at 12. Parking attendants and elevator available. Due to state regulations for Covid-19, a mask is required while in the funeral home as well as social distancing at all times. Interment with Military Honors will be in Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to please make a donation in Peter's name to the Dana Farber Cancer Research.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heart is still broken - I've lost my compa. Peter took me in for over a year when I needed it, and for that Pietro always knew I will do anything I can for Gina, Peter and little Danny.
My deepest sympathies to all of Peter's family and friends, which are many, as I'm sure we all have great memories of a man who was both private and generous, almost to a fault.
I'm breathing OK, but can't catch my breath.
God bless you compa, I will see you and Danny on the other side.
your gomba . . .

Posted by E T - Family Friend   June 27, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Beatrice , Gina , and family. I last saw uncle Peter at my fathers memorial dinner where his outgoing and gregarious personality added immeasurably to the celebration. Thanks so much for the great memories uncle Peter. You will be missed !

Posted by Peter Rinaldi - Bozeman, MT - Family   May 14, 2021

Many happy memories of days gone by. It was always a pleasure to be together. He is deeply missed. Lucia Maria Minervini

Posted by Lucia Maria Minervini - Miami Beach, FL - Family   May 12, 2021

My deepest sympathy for the family he will be missed

Posted by Bill Eldredge - Wilmington, MA - Friend   May 12, 2021

A day or two after seeing Uncle Peter, Bea and Chris, one of my colleagues who has two little boys told a story about how she'd caught the two boys pee-x'ing (standing together at the toilet and "crossing the streams"). I was looking forward to sharing that story with him. I think he would have loved it. We'll miss his funny stories, his warmth, his love of family and friends. Love, Damian, Tricia, David and Katie.

Posted by Damian Rinaldi - Wilton, CT - Family   May 12, 2021

We will miss you Peter! Our fun times in Maine and at our house! Steven ,myself and Zacka will always love you to the moon and back! Huge Gitas Peter!! We will always have Kitty's memories! Awesome memories of you and Bea!! God Bless♥

Posted by Sandra,Stevie , Zaka Barbagallo - Fitchburg, MA - Friend   May 12, 2021

Remembering all the great times we had at the Broadsound Tuna Club. Great guy!

Deepest sympathy.

Posted by Sharon Bouvier - Revere, MA - Friend   May 12, 2021


We are so sad to hear the news about Peter. He was a friend to all. He always made everyone feel special. It gives us peace knowing he is with Danny now. May all the love and support help Gina and family by giving them strength they need at such a difficult time. Rest In Peace and thank you for the laughs.

Posted by Michael & Brenda Ingersoll - Wilmington, MA - Family Friend   May 10, 2021

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