Modestina Rinaldi, a longtime resident of Yonkers, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020 at the age of 83.
Modestina was born in Morcone, Italy to the late Giovanni and Annunziata Rubbo. She married the love of her life, her beloved husband, Raffaele in 1956 in Italy & came to the US in 1957. Raffaele preceded her in death on December 28, 2018. She is survived by her loving son, Anthony & his wife Joanne; son-in-law, Joseph Lufrano and her cherished granddaughters, Gianna & Lauren Rinaldi and Regina & Adriana Lufrano. Modestina was predeceased by her daughter, Anna Lufrano. She is also survived by her brother, Carmine (Ada) Rubbo, sister-in-law, Pacina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and family in Italy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Modestina’s memory can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – 1275 York Avenue – New York, NY 10065.
Funeral Mass Thursday, February 13, 2020, 9:30 AM at Saint John the Baptist Church, 670 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10704 with entombment to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530. The family will be present on Wednesday, February 12th from 4:30 - 8 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Services,732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 - (914) 375-1400 - www.frswfh.com
Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle and Andrew Ruggiero. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family