Dr. Mary's Story
Dr. Mary Bernadette Rinaldo, PT, DPT, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on January 18, 2017 in Niagara Hospice House. Born on December 12, 1968 in Buffalo, she is the daughter of John and Dorothy (Seitz) Rinaldo of Lockport.
Dr. Mary Rinaldo, a physical therapist dedicated most of her career to serving physically challenged children and the elderly. She was a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy and served on several professional organizations boards. Dr. Mary mentored many physical therapy student interns. She was a graduate from Daemen College. Dr. Mary was also a longtime volunteer with the Special Olympics. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Teresa Rinaldo.
Besides her parents, Dr. Mary is also survived by her siblings, John (Michelle) Rinaldo, Jennifer Rinaldo, and Joanne Rinaldo; aunt to Sonya Rinaldo and John Rinaldo. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on Saturday, January 21st at 1 PM in All Saints Parish, 76 Church St., Lockport. Donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Shriners Hospital for Children would be appreciated by the family.
Published on January 18, 2017