Memorial for Naples mother killed in Ariz. planned for Sunday

A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon for Amanda Blaies-Rinaldi, a 28-year-old Naples mother of two killed in Arizona last month.

The service will be at 1 p.m. inside the chapel at North United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road in North Naples.

Blaies-Rinaldi attended Barron Collier High School and worked for years at Tommy Bahamas in Naples and Roy's Hawaiian Fusion restaurant in Bayfront. Her husband, Anthony Rinaldi, formerly of Naples, remains jailed in Phoenix, charged with first-degree murder involving the Dec. 13 shooting in their Phoenix home.

Blaies-Rinaldi, who left Naples in fall 2010, is survived by her two sons, Aidan Blaies, 7, Anthony Rinaldi Jr., 1; her twin brother, Jonny; mother Pamela Blaies of Naples and Phoenix, who has custody of the boys; and her stepfather, Richard Green of Naples.

If family or friends want to donate flowers for a ceremony of red and white flowers and roses at the end of the service, they can be delivered to the chapel before 1 p.m. Sunday. Lilies were Blaies' favorite flower and her favorite color was red.

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