Guido Giuseppe Rinaldi

  • Born: October 13, 1932
  • Died: February 25, 2018
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel. (650) 343-1804

Tribute & Message From The Family

Guido Rinaldi, 85 passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife of 60 years, Carmela by his side. Preceded in death by his parents Maria Francesca and Biagio Rinaldi. Sisters: Maria Giuseppa, Rosina, and Antonietta. His father-in-Law and Mother-in-law, Vincenzo and Rosina Fazio. Survived by his children: Gino (Cindy), John (Dana), Mary Frances, Rosann (Andy). Loving Nonno of Christina, Michael, Jessica, Andrew, Jesse and Chandee. Doting Bisnonno to Jonathan, Kaiden, Kaya and Hailey. Guido emigrated from Verbicaro in 1958 to join his bride in San Francisco. Proud member of the local butchers union for 36 years. Member of St. Gregory's Parish, PIASC, and San Mateo Peninsula Italian Club. Guido loved to dance, play Bocce, spend time with family, make wine, and his famous Limoncello. He will be deeply missed by many, here and in Italy.

Rosary February 28 7:00 PM St. Gregory Church 2715 Hacienda St. San Mateo. Funeral Mass Thursday March 1 10:30 AM St. Gregory's Church. Interment Italian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Carmela
We just found out tonight about Guido's passing and we are so sorry to here of such a great loss to you and your family he was a great loving person who everyone will miss may his memory grant you peace and comfort you always
Don and Alberta Delnevo

Posted by Alberta & Donald Delnevo - Atherton, CA - Friend   March 14, 2018

Guido was one of the first friends we would see at the Mills Pool each day. He would always smile and say, "Boun Giorno, como stai?" He gave us lessons in Italian and corrected our pronunciation. We shared recipes, family thoughts, our daily lives, and upcoming events. Guido had so many friends there it is difficult to name them all. We have no family address or phone numbers, but we miss him so very much. Guido is with his Christ Jesus giving his warm smile as he watches over us. Peace to all his loving family.

Posted by GENE & BARBARA VAN DUYN - SAN MATEO, CA - friend   March 08, 2018

Carmela Im very sorry it just heard about Guido he was like a brother to me, Im so sorry I dont know what to say. You are all my family and you have always treated me like I was and felt like Guido was my brother. Im very sorry. If I can do anything to help you please let me know. God bless you and Guido Love Angelo.

Posted by Angelo Sacconaghi - San mateo, CA - family   March 02, 2018

Rinaldi Family,
Very sorry to hear about Guido's passing. My thoughts and prayers to your family for your loss. I worked with Guido at Petrini's he was a mentor and I learned a lot from him. I will forever remember him. It was a pleasure working with him always smiling and funny. My dad's name was Guido also and I think that why I learned and listen to him. Thanks Guido and REST IN PEACE.

Posted by Kris Peradotto - Guerneville, CA - Friend   March 02, 2018

Dearest Carmela, Gino, John, Roseann and Mary Frances,
I am at a loss for words at this moment. I want to send my most heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I will cherish my memories of the laughs, good times and parties we shared when growing up in Daly City. My family and I feel fortunate and blessed to have been part of such kind and loving family. He will truly be missed.
With my warmest thoughts and prayers, Nancy Rosignuo

Posted by Nancy Rosignuolo - Las Vegas, NV - family   March 01, 2018

Dearest Carmela and family, our heartfelt condolences to you. What a wonderful smile he had. All our love, Giovanni and Maria Colombo

Posted by A friend   March 01, 2018

Carmela and Entire Family, I am so sorry to hear of Your Loss. Guido was a Courageous, Loving, Caring and Generous Family Man and I wish I had the chance to Know Him More. My thoughts and Prayers are with You and all the Rinaldi Family. God Bless and Sympathies

Posted by Mark Benedetti - Foster City, CA - Friend   February 28, 2018

"Our deepest condolences to Camela & Mary Frances and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Stan & Sandy Tokioka - SAN MATEO, CA - Friend   February 28, 2018

♥ Dear Zia Carmela, Gino, John, Mary Frances, Rosann and all the family, I will never forget Zio Guidoso sweet and loving, the countless times he made my mom and dad happy and laugh with his banter and easy smile, all his support to them throughout their lives. He will always be in my heart. I am so sad & send all my love at this time. I will toast to his loving memory with the limoncello he gave me the last time we saw each other ♥

Posted by Laura Amoroso Dunbar + Family - San Francisco, CA - Family   February 28, 2018

Oh so saddened to hear of Guido's passing. I have such fond memories of the Rinaldi, Fazio, Silvestri family gatherings for holidays and picnics. Guide always had a smile and a wink for life. The world is a little less bright for his passing.

Posted by Marie Crouch - Redwood City, CA - Family   February 27, 2018


"Dear Carmela and Family" I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Guido; our thoughts and prayers are with you. He had such a great gift of always making you feel welcomed and a wonderful smile to go with it. We will sorely miss our friend Guido; may he rest in peace.

Posted by Tom & Kathy Fanucchi - Millbrae, CA - Friend   February 27, 2018

John please forgive me--I left you out on condolence! You and Dana are to be commended for all of the support you offered your parents during these past weeks. hugs. Maria McKenney

Posted by Maria McKenney - San Mateo, CA - Neighbor   February 27, 2018


Dearest Carmela, Gino, Roseann, Mary Francis and family--Words cannot express the sadness in our hearts for your loss. Guido was such a gentle man. Never in the 37 years as your next door neighbors did we ever hear him raise his voice. Much to our delight though, what we heard on some summer evenings was the beautiful Italian music he would play. Guido will always be remembered in our hearts as a kind soulful man who loved his family dearly and was devoted to Carmela. May you rest now Guido. God bless you family and we pray that God be by your side to give you strength during this very difficult time. Know we love you and are here for whatever you need. Ken, Maria, Tim and Michelle(Buenrostro) McKenney.

Posted by Maria McKenney - San Mateo, CA - Neighbor   February 27, 2018


our sincere condolences to Carmela and all the family . He was a very good man and I was proud to know him all these years. He will be sorely missed at PIASC events .Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by pasquale Dianda - Redwood city, CA - Friend   February 27, 2018


Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carmela and family. I will always remember Guido's great laugh at the many family reunions and his big Italian smile. May God watch over you all and give you the strength you need during this time. Stefania (Rinaldi) Girish and Family

Posted by stefania girish - sonoma, CA - Family   February 27, 2018

Our deepest condolences to Carmela and your family during this difficult time. I will miss Guido's wonderful smile and warm greeting whenever I saw him. He is one of the kindest people I have ever known. God Bless you all. Have a glass of wine with my father Guido xoxo

Posted by Nina Terheyden & Family - Pacifica, CA - Family Friend   February 27, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Carmela and family for the loss of Guido Our dearest cugino who will forever remain in our hearts with his beautiful smile that made everyone else smile. We loved you and will always remember you Guido❤

Posted by Rosetta e pietro Fazio - South San francisco, CA - Family   February 27, 2018


We will miss you very much. You are always in our hearts and prayers. We will miss your humor and hospitality. We will also miss your homemade wine and famous limoncello.

Posted by Lena and Gino Marino & family - san francisco, CA - Family Friend   February 27, 2018


Dear Carmela, Gino, John, Roseann and Mary Frances, we are so, so sorry for your loss. We will remember Guido as a very loving, kind and selfless man and so much fun to be around. He loved his family dearly and it showed always. May the Lord's perpetual light shine upon him, and may he Rest In Peace. Amen.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. xo. Love, Vita, Carlos and Family.

Posted by Vita Migala-Rodriguez - San Francisco, CA - Family   February 27, 2018

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