Charles Dennis Arinello Jr.

Published 7:28 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020

Charles Dennis Arinello Jr., 85, of Smithfield passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.  Mr. Arinello was the son of the late Charles Arinello and Nellie Pasquale Arinello.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie M. Arinello; sons, Col. USMC Ret. Dennis M. Arinello (Carleen) of Smithfield, and Col. U.S. Army Ret. Michael J. Arinello (Bunny), of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; grandchildren, Sara, Megan, Michael, Nicholas and Denny; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jaxson, Sadie, Sloan and Noah; and a sister, Elaine Piantedosi.  Mr. Arinello was born in Everett, Mass., he served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed a career, retiring as the vice president of finance for The R. I. postal carriers credit union. He was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, the VFW Post 8545, the American Legion Post 49, and The Knights of Columbus.   A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 300 Smithfield Blvd, Smithfield.  Burial will follow at noon in Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. A reception will follow the burial at the Church of the Good Shepherd.  A rosary service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield, the family will receive friends following the rosary from 4-7 p.m. in lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at Online condolences may be registered at

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