St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue St, Chalmette, LA


Gerald "Jerry" Rodriguez Sr.

July 27, 1932August 12, 2019

Gerald “Jerry” F. Rodriguez, Sr. passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family. He was 87 years old. He was the devoted husband of Betty Gagliano Rodriguez. Loving father of Bonnie Rodriguez and Gerald “Jerry” Rodriguez, Jr. (Betsy). Stepfather of Gregg Gagliano, and Gwen Gagliano LeSage (Charles). Grandfather of Elaina Rodriguez Stanley, Ryan Rodriguez (Alicia), Aimae LeSage, and Evan LeSage. Great-grandfather of Sage, Rowan and Ariana. Brother of Patricia Tamor (Vincent), the late Clyde Rodriguez (the late Leatrice), and the late Roland Rodriguez (the late Jackie). He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife, the late Bessie Acosta Rodriguez; and by his parents, the late Myrtle Melerine Rodriguez and the late Charles “Chula” Rodriguez. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Jerry loved people, and always knew how to make others feel welcome, appreciated, and loved. He enjoyed working in his backyard garden, and took great pleasure in his many travels. He was truly one of a kind, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held in Jerry’s memory at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE STREET, in Chalmette, on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. A mass will be held in his memory at 1:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, in St. Bernard.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 17, 2019


Gerald "Jerry" Rodriguez Sr.

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Rene & Lillian Nunez

August 17, 2019

Sorry we could not make the funeral services for uncle Jerry. he will be missed by all. GOD BLESS

Wendy Grana

August 17, 2019

Aunt Betty and family, We are so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. We are sorry we could not attend today but all of our love and prayers to you all during this difficult time. We love you all Wendy, Izzy and our whole family 🙏😘

Michelle Mayne Davis

August 14, 2019

Ms. Betty, Bonnie, Jerry and Alaina

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry's passing and wish I could be with you to celebrate his life. Unfortunately, l will miss the services because the boys and I will be flying to Montana, but we will be sending all of our love to you along the way. We will miss "The Fonz," his dry sense of humor and his playful and teasing nature. He was surely one of a kind and will be sorely missed. Much love, hugs and kisses! Michelle, aka, "My niece, the lawyer."