Obituary for Giovanni Rodriguez Rincon of Vass

Giovanni “Gio” Rodriguez Rincon, age 18 of Vass, NC, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Gio was born on August 9, 2003 in Moore County, NC to Jaime Rodriguez Mata and Eloisa Rincon. Gio was a senior at Union Pines High School and was always found with a smile on his face.  He was a star athlete at UPHS where he ran both Cross Country and Track and Field. He will always be remembered for being kind and a friend to all.  His coaches, Coach Carter and Coach Blackwell and other track coaches will greatly miss Gio.

He is survived by his parents, Jaime Rodriguez Mata and Eloisa Rincon; siblings: Jessica Rodriguez and her husband Pedro Gomez; Abigail Rodriguez and Allen Rodriguez; a niece, Annabeth Gomez-Rodriguez; his grandparents: Remedios and Fausto Sanchez and Fima & Ezequiel Rodriguez. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Vianey Garcia and his best friend, Ryan Rubio and the entire Mackey family.

The family will receive friends at the home, 146 Creek Bend Dr., Vass, NC 28394 on Monday, May 9, 2022 beginning at 5 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 3 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Southern Pines and burial will follow at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Southern Pines.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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