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Saturday April 10th, 2010
10:00am

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Interment at: Prospect Hill Cemetery


Saturday April 10th, 2010
12:00pm

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Rachel Maria Rodino

Slingerlands - Rachel Maria Rodino, 8, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the St. Peter's Hospice Inn after a long illness. She was born on March 21, 2002. She is survived by her loving family; her parents Rick and Lori Rodino; siblings Anthony, Gianna, Giulia and Ricky; her grandfather Richard C. Bernard; her grandmother Ann Rodino. Rachel is also survived by her Aunts Renee and Lisa (Mark); her Uncles Rick (Rose), Joe, and Sam as well as several cousins. She is predeceased by her maternal grandmother Laura Bernard and paternal grandfather Al Rodino. Rachel had juvenile Huntington's disease for the last two years. Her courage, strength, smile and love helped her live with this disease with grace and tenacity every day. Butterflies are a symbol to always remember her by; she loved trying to catch them as a young child. Rachel touched many hearts along her journey and was an inspiration to all of us. Lori would like to extend a special thank you to Jeanann and Jen; she could not have gone through this without them; Gail and the St. Peter's Hospice Inn who took such great care of her and of course her doctors, Dr. Leary and her team, Dr. Foster, Dr. Nichter and the staff; Kathy Burbank from the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce and all the members; Nancy from Christ the King and all the parishioners; all the many neighbors, friends and our community who embraced Rachel and her family. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Christ the King RC Church, 20 Sumter Ave, Albany followed by an interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland. Friends may call Friday, April 9, 2010 from 3 PM to 7 PM at the Church. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather at the Church on Friday at 6:30 PM for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. . Donations may be made payable in Rachel's memory to the "Trustees of Columbia University" the memo of the check must read "Huntington's Research" and mailed to Karen Marder, MD, 630 West 168 street, P and S Box 16, New York, New York 10032.


Guestbook

I have never met Rachel or her family but I felt very sympathetic when I read her story in the paper quite some time ago. I was a Hospice Nurse and cared for a woman with Huntingtons. I am so sorry for your loss of Rachel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Denise Brown Apr 13 2010 12:00 AM

We do not know your family, but oury thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sadness. May God bless you!

Kelly Cordi and family Apr 12 2010 12:00 AM

Our deepset sympathies to you and your family. Our payers have always been with.

Kelly & Fred Mortensen Apr 11 2010 12:00 AM

Butterflies are free, and now you are too, dear sweet Rachel. Rest in Peace and Love!

Mike and Jean Apr 10 2010 12:00 AM

Lori & family, God Bless you all. We know you will miss Rachel but we know she will feel so much better in the good graces of God and your mom. I know your mom has been watching over and will be there to welcome her with open arms. Your memories will last forever so hold onto them in your hearts. Much love to all and God Bless.

Valerie & Paul Trossbach Apr 9 2010 12:00 AM

Lori, you are such an amazing expample of grace and courage. I do not know anyone else who could have done what you did with such peace. You and Rachel have forever touched my life and I am blessed to have known you. I can just see Rachel chasing butterflies with her angels now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and forever will be. Love always, Tasha at Dr. Foster's office

Tasha Rogers Apr 9 2010 12:00 AM

I never had the pleasure of knowing sweet little Rachel, but over the past year I have known the love she has inspired in our community. She has been in my prayers from the time I heard her story, I have one of her butterflies on my front lawn, as many in Guilderland do. Every time I see a butterfly I will always think of Rachel and how she brought this town together. My prayers are with her, and with her family at this most difficult time. Rest in peace sweet Rachel

Kathy Fox Apr 9 2010 12:00 AM

Lori, Rick and family, may God bless and comfort you in this difficult time and may you take comfort in knowing little Rachel is now at peace and chasing butterflies in heaven with God and all the rest of his angels.

Rick Byron / Sandy Knauf Apr 9 2010 12:00 AM

Lori & family, God Bless you all. We know you will miss Rachel but we know she will feel so much better in the good graces of God and your mom. I know your mom has been watching over and will be there to welcome her with open arms. Your memories will last forever so hold onto them in your hearts. Much love to all and God Bless.

Valerie & Paul Trossbach Apr 9 2010 12:00 AM

Lori, you are such an amazing expample of grace and courage. I do not know anyone else who could have done what you did with such peace. You and Rachel have forever touched my life and I am blessed to have known you. I can just see Rachel chasing butterflies with her angels now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and forever will be. Love always, Tasha at Dr. Foster's office

Tasha Rogers Apr 9 2010 12:00 AM

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