Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Betty Jean Rainieri
Betty Jean Rainieri was called home to the Lord on April 5th. Betty was born on January 13, 1925 in WV but came to Akron as an infant. She lived her whole life in the Summit County area attending Akron South high school and graduating from The University of Akron.
Betty loved to sing and was a member of many bands in the Akron area in her younger years. In 54 years of marriage to John, there wasn't a day that went by she didn't sing around the house and in the car. She knew lyrics to hundreds of songs.
Betty worked for Roadway Express as an Executive Assistant for 38 years, retiring in 1980.
She and John founded three golf courses; Paradise Lake, Suffield Springs, and Raintree C.C. Betty moved to Green where she and her husband spent 28 years as residents in the Raintree Community. Betty was proud of what Green turned out to be from a township to a city in a short time.
Preceded in death by her mother, Rose Jeffers, father, Virgil Poling, brother, Graydon Poling, niece, Patty Poling, brother-in-laws; Michael Rainieri, Anthony Rainieri, and sister-in-law, Margaret Mowery.
She will be greatly missed everyday by her loving husband John Rainieri Sr., children; John Rainieri Jr., Melinda Haynes (Rainieri), Sandy Bradley, nieces; Diane Cinco, Debbie Tronary, grandchildren; Marisa Rainieri, Jesse Greczanik (Nate), JoAnna Haynes, John Haynes, Jacob Rainieri, brother-in-law, Joe Rainieri and sister-in-laws; Florence DeGirolamo, Veronica Priest and Nancy Rainieri.
Many thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped her while battling 10 years of Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Dr. Michael Wells and Pioneer Physicians Network, Summa Health Oncology, along with Dr. Vastola and team.
Friends will gather Wednesday, April 10 at Anthony Funeral Home of Green, 4178 Massillon Rd. (corner of Massillon and Steese Roads, entrance off Steese) from 4-7 pm. Mass will be held Thursday, April 11 at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 1800 Steese Rd at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Green Fire and Rescue or One of Kind Pet Rescue.
Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Chapel - 1990 South Main Street | Akron, Ohio 44301 | Phone: (330) 724-1281
McGowan-Reid and Santos Funeral Chapel - 247 Stow Avenue | Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 | Phone: (330) 928-1313
Anthony and Son Funeral Home - 4178 Massillon Road | Uniontown, Ohio 44685 | Phone: (330) 724-1281