Mr. Jospeh L. “Joe” Raineri, age 95 of Julington Creek, FL passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center South.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Raineri was a son of the late Peter and Giacoma Messina Raineri. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air in 1942 part of America’s Greatest Generation. During World War II He served in the Army Air Corps the Pacific Theater. After the war, Mr. Raineri began a 27 year career with the U. S. Post Office. Beginning as a letter carrier, he retired as a Safety Inspector. While living on Long Island, he was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
After retirement from the Postal Service he began a second career as a Postal Clerk with Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. He continued there until he retired again in 1992. On June 15, 1986 he married Joan Carol Jeffrey. While living in Leisure Village in Ridge, New York he and Joan began coming Amelia Island. For some four years they considered themselves “Snowbirds” but moved to Amelia Island full time in 2001.
Living on Amelia Island he and Joan were active members of St. Michael’s Parrish. Along with Joan, they were always available to help in any capacity they could. Two years ago they moved to Julington Creek to be nearer their daughter, Hallie and her family.
Mr. Raineri leaves behind his wife, Joan J. Raineri of Julington Creek; his children, Peter Raineri and his wife, JoAnne, of Delray Beach, Florida, Jacqueline Boege and her husband, Dennis, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Stephanie Greiner and her husband, Jeffrey, of East Northport, New York, Kayne Darrell and her husband, Doug, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, Jeffrey Oppert and his wife, Lisa, of Leland, North Carolina and Hallie Pratt and her husband, David, of Julington Creek, Florida; two sisters, Mary O’Marra of Little Rock, Arkansas and Gloria of Lindenhurst, New York as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday January 4, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Jose Kallukalam officiating.