Paul W. Rhinhart, 70, of Northborough


Paul W. RhinhartNorthborough – Paul W. Rhinhart, 70, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 2, 2019, at the UMass Medical Center’s University Campus. He was the beloved husband to Jane M. (Morrissey) Rhinhart.

Born and raised in Fargo, N.D., he was son of the late Olaf Joseph and Leola C. Rhinhart. He worked as an auditor, and met Jane, starting their 45 year journey together.

Paul was a hard worker with a strong work ethic, enjoying a deserved retirement. He spent countless hours perfecting his handyman skills working on constant projects in and around the house.

For many years he volunteered as a coach for the Northborough Baseball Association and Northborough Rec Basketball. He took pride in watching his grandchildren play sports, dance and grow up. Spending time with family was meaningful to Paul, whether on memorable family vacations or simply chauffeuring the kids around.

Paul leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years, Jane M. (Morrissey) Rhinhart; his adored children and grandchildren, son Paul J. Rhinhart and wife Elisha of Gardner, daughter Katie Nordman and husband Dale of Worcester, daughter Kristin O’Mara and husband Kevin of Sutton, daughter Shannon Rhinhart and husband Attilio Punzo of Rome, Italy, son Michael Stonehart and wife Lindsey of Cranston, R.I., and daughter Colleen Rhinhart of Northborough; and his 11 cherished grandchildren. Paul was predeceased by his sister, Joanne Rhinhart, and survived by his brother, Joseph Rhinhart and his wife Nancy of Minnesota; his sister, Gayle Matz and husband David of Minnesota; his brother, David Rhinhart of Florida; brother Timothy Rhinhart and his wife Lynn of Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

His funeral was held Jan. 7 at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Acton.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Calvary Youth Mission Trips.