Paul E. Rinta, 67, of West Wareham, died Feb. 16, 2018 in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston after a brief illness. He was the husband of Linda (Carey) Rinta and the son of Lillian J. (Heleen) Rinta and the late Eli E. Rinta.
He was born in Wareham and grew up in Rochester. He lived in West Wareham for many years. He graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School and Burdett College.
Mr. Rinta was a Cranberry Grower for over 50 years.
He was a devoted husband and loving son, father, and grandfather. He held a private pilot’s license and the Bull Jump Air Strip in Wareham. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren for rides in his ’56 Buick.
Survivors include his wife, Linda (Carey) Rinta; 2 sons, Paul Rinta, Jr., and Andrew Rinta; his grandchildren, Corynn Rinta, Matthew Rinta, Hayden Rinta and Skyler Rinta all of Wareham; his mother, Lillian J. (Heleen) Rinta of Rochester.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
His memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 74 High St., Wareham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.