Born October 16, 1924 in Port Deposit,, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Novella Rinaldi.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member of Good Shepherd Parish of Perryville, having attended Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Mrs. Cunningham pursued different careers after attending Tome School in Port Deposit. She ultimately found her niche for working with the public employed for years at Winchester’s Restaurant in Port Deposit. She was co-owner of Port Variety Store with her husband, Donald, to operating an expanded business with her son, Frank and wife for almost 20 years. Two different locations known as Old Port Inn and Cunningham’s.