Larry Minaldi

June 26, 1936, August 08, 2018

Larry 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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Gathering of Family and Friends
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
211 Hardy Avenue Nederland, Texas 77627
Friday, August 10, 2018
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Rosary
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
211 Hardy Avenue Nederland, Texas 77627
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
211 Hardy Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Interment
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (20)

  • Ken Reed

    07 September 2018 at 18:40 | #

    Hey Chris and family, Sorry to hear about you father. He's in a wonderful place now and wouldn't come back if he could. I enjoyed our friendship since kids playing little league baseball all the way to living together in Mississippi working for Chevron. Take care and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Your Friend, Ken Reed

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  • Sandra Chevis

    21 August 2018 at 19:06 | #

    Mrs Minaldi I'm truly loss for words, May God give you and your family strength and guidance during this difficult time. I will remember all the stories he shared with me. Love Sandra Chevis

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  • NL

    21 August 2018 at 12:09 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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  • Leah Rae Hyde

    14 August 2018 at 14:57 | #

    So sorry for your loss Carleen. I have fond memories of meeting and visiting at Reunions. I will always remember to wear my Name Pin upright after Larry gently told me my name tag was upside down after visiting all evening at our highschool reunion. God Bless you and the family. Leah Rae

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  • Tommy Leicht

    13 August 2018 at 14:32 | #

    Carleen, so sorry to learn a bout Larry. He and James F, George H. and many other friends, bring back very good memories. May His Soul, Rest in Peace.

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  • JACKLYN Kibodeaux(SIMON)

    11 August 2018 at 14:58 | #

    I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MR. MINALDI, HE WILL MISSED

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    • JACKLYN Kibodeaux(SIMON)

      11 August 2018 at 15:01 | #

      I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MR. MINALDI.. HE WILL BE MISSED

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  • Adriane Champagne

    11 August 2018 at 03:27 | #

    Prayers to your family. We live in your neighborhood and would see and wave to Mr. Minaldi everyday most times more than once a day. My kids and I miss him sitting in his chair waving at us as we pass by. He was a sweet, calming part of our busy days.

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  • Fr. Kevin L. Badeaux

    10 August 2018 at 23:55 | #

    Sincerest prayers and condolences for the Minaldi Family. He was a good man and I am sorry to hear of his passing. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
    In Christ's love,
    Fr. Kevin

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  • Larry & Liz Cochran

    10 August 2018 at 18:11 | #

    Nygvy We have years of good memories of such a good man . God BLess Carleen and her family.

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  • LJ BERGERON

    10 August 2018 at 13:21 | #

    REST IN PEACE FOR MY PIPEFITTER. BUDDY
    REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD Days

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  • Fred N. Neely

    10 August 2018 at 11:38 | #

    One of the best bulldogs to ever put on a uniform. Football and baseball excellence. Larry, you were a great player and mentor to a lot of us who followed you. You will be missed.
    Fred Neely

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  • Rhonda McDonald

    10 August 2018 at 04:47 | #

    So many wonderful memories of a truly admirable person. We will greatly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

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  • Steve Megas

    10 August 2018 at 03:58 | #

    Rest In Peace coach Minaldi. Many fond memories from years past. You took the time to teach and mentor many of us in the game you loved. My deepest sympathies to Corey and Gary and the entire Minaldi family. May his memory be eternal.

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  • David & Richard Dilworth

    09 August 2018 at 22:45 | #

    Larry was a good man and neighbor. God bless Carleen and her family.

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  • Ronald Howard

    09 August 2018 at 21:38 | #

    Rest in peace coach. You were one of the best men I ever knew. You were part of who I am now. I remember you quite often in my life. Your family n yourself are the best. You will be missed coach by many. Prayers for your family sir proud I knew you sir.

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  • Dale and Sandra McElroy

    09 August 2018 at 18:55 | #

    You couldn't ask for a better person or a better friend than Larry, he will be missed. Sandra and I will be praying for Carleen and her family, and may Larry rest in peace. Amen

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  • Brandy & Tony McMilian

    09 August 2018 at 18:47 | #

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My God give you comfort and strength during this difficult, emotional time.

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  • Brandy & Tony McMilian

    09 August 2018 at 18:44 | #

    Corey,
    So very sorry very your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My God give you comfort and strength during this difficult, emotional time.

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  • Jodi Broussard

    09 August 2018 at 16:41 | #

    Mr. Minaldi was a very special man and has a very special place in our hearts. We have many years of memories hanging out with him and the rest of the family next door and will cherish those forever.
    You are all very special to our Broussard and Beasley crew and we love you all! Oh yeah...and Go Cowboys! You know he loves that! : )
    Love, Jodi, Chad, Jayli, Averi & GoGo

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