82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-4334
Fax: 203-729-4336
Gayle Rinkavage

Gayle W. Rinkavage

Friday, July 11th, 1947 - Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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Simpsonville, SC Gayle Weaving Rinkavage, 73, died peacefully on May 3, 2021 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC surrounded by her loving family.

Gayle was born July 11, 1947 in Waterbury, CT daughter of the late John Sidney and Eleanor (Smith) Weaving. Gayle was raised in Naugatuck, CT where she attended local schools and graduated from Post College. Gayle and Bill lived in Wolcott, CT for 30 years before moving to Simpsonville, SC. Gayle was a loving and devoted homemaker and a doting grandmother.

Gayle is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Rinkavage; her daughter and son in law, Tiffany Rinkavage Jajack and Jeff Jajack; her grandchildren, Jonathan Jajack and Alexandria Jajack all of Simpsonville, SC. In addition to her parents, Gayle was predeceased by her brother, Gary Weaving, who passed away in January 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck, CT. Walk-through calling hours will be Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck, CT. Everyone attending Gayle’s services is required to wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers and to honor Gayle’s memory, donations are requested to Open Arms Hospice/McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 9th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, May 9th, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, May 10th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Monday, May 10th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Rev. John Kuzhikottayil
  • Interment

    Monday, May 10th, 2021 |
    Monday, May 10th, 2021
    St. James Cemetery
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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Cathy McSweeney

Posted at 04:34pm
Bill and Tiffany, I was sad to hear about my cousin Gayle's passing (and so soon after her brother too). My thoughts are with your family. My father was Gayle's uncle Bill, we lost my mother in February and know how hard it is.

Sue Ledell

Posted at 11:13pm
Bill, So sorry for your loss. I remember all the fun times when our girls were small. In our prayers. Howie and Sue Ledell

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