Sharon Rinauro
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A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 11, for Sharon Rose Rinauro, a lifelong Tracy resident who died at home Monday, Dec. 2, after a long battle with cancer. She was 66.

Mrs. Rinauro, born Feb. 27, 1947, spent nearly 30 years as a local hair stylist and also worked in the family’s former cherry packing and shipping operation.

She was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, volunteering both at the church and in its thrift store for many years.

She was an avid gardener and a family-focused woman who enjoyed being involved in her children and grandchildren’s schools and activities.

Survivors include her husband of more than 40 years, Larry Rinauro of Tracy; two daughters, Christy Sinatra, and her husband, Timothy, of Salem, Ore., and Gina Potter of Tracy; a son, Michael Rinauro, and Summer Meservy of Stockton; and three grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Renee Reece, and her husband, John, of Tracy and Carol Fosse, and her husband, Ray, of Diablo; her mother-in-law, Helen Rinauro of Tracy; and a brother-in-law, Paul D. Rinauro, and his wife, Michelle, of Findlay, Ohio.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Bernice Mancuso, and her father-in-law, Paul Rinauro.

The Dec. 11 Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

Visitation at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., will be observed from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, followed by a vigil service at the mortuary at 7 p.m.

The family prefers memorial contributions in Mrs. Rinauro’s name to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376; or to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

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