WEST BOYLSTON-Patrick Drew Rinne, 57, of West Boylston died peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Virginia P. (Mallios) Rinne, his daughter, Kayla R.R. Lawlor and her husband Roger of Poughkeepsie, NY, four brothers, Glenn Rinne and his wife Christine of Apex, NC, Stephen Rinne and his wife Janet of Walpole, Bruce Rinne and his wife Leslie of Cary, NC and Michael Rinne of Salt Lake City, UT his sister, Karen Salmons and her husband James of Louisburg, NC, and many nephews and nieces.
Patrick was born in Endicott, NY, son of the late Reijo and Joan (Connor) Rinne and graduated from John Jay High School in Fishkill, NY. Patrick graduated from Culinary Institute of America and worked as an Executive Chef for the Marriott Corporation where he also met and married the love of his life Ginny. He was also a culinary instructor at Salter College in West Boylston where you would often hear him telling his students “you gotta cook it with love”.
Patrick had an adventurous spirit. He loved the ocean; a place he loved to be on his boat on the Cape or scuba diving at Cape Ann. Skiing was another passion of Patrick’s, he was always willing to challenge himself and ski double black diamonds. He was a family man and Ginny, Kayla and their recently adopted Sato dog Max were his everything. They have fond memories of their many weekend visits to New York. Spending time with them was the one thing that made him the happiest.
The funeral will be held Saturday, November 11 from Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston with a Service at 10:00 in Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 102 Russell Street, Worcester. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday, November 10th from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at Fay Brothers Funeral Home in West Boylston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 102 Russell St., Worcester, MA 01609 or to the Sterling Animal Shelter, 17 Laurelwood Rd. Sterling, MA 01564 or visit www.sterlingshelter.org