Larry Joe Minaldi
Larry Joe Minaldi, age 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at his home in Nederland. Larry was born on June 26, 1936, in Nederland, Texas to Joe and Betsy Minaldi.
He was a 1955 graduate from Nederland High School. He then went on to play professional baseball in Clinton, Iowa where he met Carleen Gruntorad who he married in 1957. Larry loved Nederland, sports, hunting, fishing, and supporting his grandchildren in all their endeavors.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Betsy Minaldi, his sister Roxie Madding, and his brother Randy Minaldi.
He is survived by his honey and wife of 60 years, Carleen Minaldi; brothers David Minaldi and his wife Carolyn of Plano; Bobby Minaldi of Nederland; sons Gary Minaldi and his wife Vicky of Fannett; Chris Minaldi and his wife Leslie of Nederland; Corey Minaldi and his wife Ricky Sue of Nederland; Grandchildren Garrett and his wife Hope Minaldi; Jake Minaldi; Chandler Minaldi; Josh Minaldi; Clayton Bailey; Raegan Minaldi; Jordan Minaldi; and Raelynn Bobbitt; Great-Grandchildren Grady and Anderson Minaldi.
A gathering of Mr. Minaldi’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Nederland, with his interment following at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Minaldi’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or Hospitality Center, 3959 Gulfway Drive Port Arthur, Texas 77642.
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