Jose Antonio Rodriguez, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Providence, RI on November 3, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Puerto Rico on July 28, 1940, he was the son of Clementina Ortez de Rodriguez and Bernardo Rodriguez.
He is survived by his children Angie, Marilinda, Lourdes, Joselin, Geraldo, Jose and Dimas. He also leaves behind 35 beloved grandchildren.
Jose will be deeply missed by his longstanding partner for over ten years, Celia, and her children Mita, Cheito, and Tuto.
As a lifelong Catholic, he was an active parishioner for over 40 years at St. Michael’s Church. While working at Helping Hands organization, he touched the lives of many people. Jose thrived on meeting and making new friends, he especially enjoyed working at local Flea Markets.
A private Graveside Committal Service is scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020, at North Burial Ground, 5 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI.
Due to COVID-19 gathering guidelines, all guests must wear a face covering, observe social distancing and honor capacity limits at the funeral home and cemetery. The current capacity limit is 10 people.
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