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Jaclyn "Jackie" S Rinaldi

January 7, 1985 — June 4, 2022

Jaclyn “Jackie” S. Rinaldi, 37, of Worcester, MA passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 4, 2022, at UMass Memorial Hospital, after complications from pneumonia. She was the beloved daughter of Louis and Susan (Pignataro) Rinaldi, who would not have traded her for the world and were so glad that they were chosen to be her Mom and Dad. Jackie also leaves her sister Brianna Troiano and her husband Anthony and niece Sophie Grace of Worcester, brother Joseph Rinaldi of California. Grandmother Sophie Pignataro of Millbury and Grandfather Patsy Rinaldi of Worcester. Many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. She is predeceased by her Grandmother Lucy Rinaldi and her Godmother Mary Jane Mangano.

Jackie attended the Aspire program at Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester.

 She enjoyed endless snuggles and kisses from her brother, Joe, sleepovers at her sister and brother-in-law, Brianna and Tony’s home and getting spoiled of course. Being in her softest pajamas and always with a blanket on her. Jackie also had a very special bond with Grammy Sue who never missed a day to call and ask about her. Jackie always shared sandwiches with her niece, Sophie, who called her AuntieYoey and would tell everyone “Shhhh” when Jackie napped.

Jackie faced numerous challenges in her life but always had a smile on her face, which put those around her at ease and brightened many days. Always the keeper of the remote, she loved watching Sesame Street, Mr. Rodgers, and Cindy Crawford infomercials. She was the Queen of Sass, and being non-verbal, you knew when to back away from her or risk being given the Jackie finger! Jackie also greatly enjoyed her beach trips and endless rides all over New England. Never stop being sassy, Jackie – we love you forever!

The family wishes to give special thanks to so many people: Real life guardian angel Elizabeth Molinari, the staff at Seven Hills Aspire program, her best friend Lindsay Vivlamorefor caring and loving her, Mama Lynda Lombardo for countless hugs, Kathy Bierch who was like a second Mom to Jackie, Dr. Tatiana Hamawi, MD, and Dr. Thomas Bjornson, DMD for always caring for Jackie with love and compassion, former teachers Stephanie Dieterle and Jenn Walker, Atty Dan Heffernan and Mike Weisman for getting us through tough times, Pat & Steve Laramee, Laurie & Bob Logan, The Deprospo Family (Cheryl & Ron), Sue Beaulieu, Lordes & Luis Mejia, Hull/Massey Family (Carol, Bill & kids), Deb & Joe Gerardi, and countless others who always took the time to love and include Jackie and truly cared for her – the list is endless, of people who have been such a huge part of Jackie’s life and supported us along the way. We are truly grateful.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday, June 12, from 3-6PM at the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St, Worcester.Burial will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Memory of Jackie’s name to Seven Hills Foundation at  or sent to 81 Hope Avenue, Worcester, MA 01603

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