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Merrie Ann Rinella

November 17, 1921 - February 23, 2020

Merrie Rinella, 98 of Portland, OR passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 2020.


She was born to the late Joseph and Gay Lombardo on Nov. 17th, 1921. Merrie grew up in Manhattan, New York. She had a passion for art and worked as a window dresser for New York department stores. She later married the love of her life, Frank N. Rinella Jr. on July 6th, 1947.


Survivors include her three sons: Frank (Birdie) Rinella, Joseph (Patsy) Rinella, and David (Cindy) Rinella. Her eight grandchildren: Geoff Rinella, Mindy Rinella, Ryan Rinella, Drew Rinella, Emily Amsden, Jennifer Witt, Michael Rinella, Rachel Woolbright, and six great grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends.


The family welcomes all of those who wish to join in her memorial service Mass at 11am on Tuesday, March 10th. Location is St. Mary’s Cathedral at 1716 NW Davis, Portland, OR 97219. Interment will follow at 1:30pm at Willamette National Cemetery.


Donations can be made to Portland Providence Hospice.


Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception


NW 18th Avenue and Couch Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 01:30 pm

End Time: 02:00 pm

Willamette National Cemetery


11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97086

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