Carmelo (Mickey) Rindone
Carmelo (Mickey) Rindone
Resident of Livermore
October 22, 1919 – May 24, 2019
Carmelo (Mickey) Rindone passed away May 24 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Veteran, husband, father, he was beloved by all who knew him. Carmelo was born in Ansonia, Connecticut, to Anna and Antonio Rindone, Sicilian immigrants. He was one of five children. His sister, Constance, cared for him the last four years of his life.
He met Lee in San Antonio, Texas, while stationed there for flight training during the war, and they married in 1946. They moved around for a time, to Florida, Connecticut, and finally El Paso, chasing jobs in a post-war world. Since housing was scarce, they lived in a variety of rented rooms, making life-long friends along the way, before purchasing a tiny trailer in El Paso and giving birth to daughter, Carolyn. Mickey worked for GE in El Paso, and then moved the family to Huntsville, Alabama, to work with the beginnings of the rocket program. In 1951, he got a job with Sandia in Albuquerque, New Mexico, moving the family yet again. When Sandia started the facility in Livermore, they sent the Rindone family out to visit before deciding to move. They loved Livermore and moved there permanently in 1956.
After retiring from Sandia, Mickey took up jewelry making as a hobby, to the delight of his family and friends.
Carmelo is predeceased by his wife, Lee, parents Anna and Antonio, brothers Joe and Phillip, and sister Angie. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Rindone of Palm Desert, granddaughter Melissa Walker of Los Angeles, sister Constance Charleson of La Quinta, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida. Others who are just like family are Pat Stewart and Marie Taylor of Bronte, Texas, Margarita Logan of San Diego, and Cathrin Grevesmühl of Pinneberg, Germany.
The family wishes to thank Charter Hospice, and Senior Helpers for their excellent care, compassion, and professionalism. Donations in Carmelo’s memory may be made the Parkinson’s Resource Organization, 74090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (www.parkinsonsresource.org) or the charity of your choice.
There will be a brief ceremony for both Mickey and Lee at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 3873 East Ave, Livermore, California, at 11:00 A.M. on June 4, 2019.
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