Rinaldi was born Jan. 28, 1992, in London, where he lived until the age of 4, when he moved with his family to Greenwich.
He attended Christ Church Nursery School, Parkway Elementary, Central Middle School and The Gunnery in Washington, Conn. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2015, with a bachelor's degree in product design.
From there, he went to PKF O'Connor Davies, where he became a cyber security associate. He loved computers and, following in his paternal grandfather's footsteps, built a "green" computer at the age of 17 and a "super-computer" at 24.
Rinaldi loved sports and played lacrosse, hockey, tennis and golf, as well as skiing. He and his brother loved to play laxball (a cross between baseball and lacrosse) together. He followed the Jets, the Rangers and the Yankees avidly, and had happy times sharing game moments with his dad. He also loved animals (cats and dogs in particular) and was a great gift giver.
He is survived by his parents, Marc and Lucy Rinaldi; his brother and best friend, Hugh Rinaldi; his girlfriend, Jessica Gingold; his maternal grandparents, Bobby and Helge Vindenes of Padstow, UK, and Richard Clift of Hampton, UK; his uncles and aunts, Carl and Valerie Rinaldi, Paul and Lynne Rinaldi, all of Greenwich, Pam and Steve Langmead of Essex, UK, and Jenny and Alfonso Canovas-Clift of Madrid, Spain; and his cousins, Nic Gandy, Tom Langmead, Chris Rinaldi, Alex Rinaldi, Lauren Rinaldi, Nick Rinaldi, Jack Rinaldi, Elisa Canovas-Clift, Emma Canovas-Clift and Silvia Canovas-Clift.
Viewing will be at Leo P. Gallagher & Son, 31 Arch St., Greenwich between 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16.
The funeral will be at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17. Later he will be laid to rest there with his paternal grandparents, Len and Doris Rinaldi.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Andrew Rinaldi Memorial Fund, 686 Lake Ave, Greenwich, CT, 06830. To send the family an online condolence visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com.
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