Nelda M. Rinaldo
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A memorial Mass will be celebrated Aug. 6 for Nelda M. Rinaldo, 93, a Tracy native, who died July 19 at her home.

Mrs. Rinaldo was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Tracy and attended Tracy schools. She married after high school and moved to the Bay Area, where she lived for 60 years before returning to Tracy.

She worked for Singer Business Machines (later Lockheed Martin) in San Leandro and TRW Machines. She also worked in the credit departments for J.C. Penney Co. and A.G.E., both in Oakland.

Mrs. Rinaldo was a member of the Luso-American Society and Sociedade Portuguesa Rainha Santa Isabel.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Albert M. Rinaldo of Tracy; a son, James Rinaldo, and his wife, Arvene, of Tracy; a daughter, Nadine Jojo, and her husband, Douglas, of Tracy; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Della Coelho; three siblings, Frances Ormonde, Tony Coelho and John Coelho; and one grandson and his wife.

The Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will be private. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements. 

Contributions in Mrs. Rinaldo’s name may be sent to AseraCare Hospice (, 2529 W. March Lane, No. 101, Stockton, CA 95207; or to American Cancer Society (, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

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