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Carmen N Rodriguez

July 16, 1930October 4, 2020
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Carmen N. Rodriguez

Carmen N. Rodriguez, 90, passed away on October 4, 2020, from natural causes with her beloved family by her side in her Chicago, Illinois home. Carmen was born on July 16, 1930, in Emiliano Zapata, Durango, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States for a better opportunity in life. She worked tirelessly as a seamstress and enjoyed doing it, for the majority of her life. In her neighborhood, Little Village, she was known for making her delicious tamales from scratch during the Christmas holidays. Christmas Eve was her favorite day of the year as she would be prepared and ready to pray and enchant us at the family gathering with her singing. Oh how we loved her greatest Christmas hits! Carmen is survived by her sister, Elvia N. Jaime, and her three nephews, Luis Antonio, Osvaldo and his wife Margarita and their 3 children Isabella, Anais and Gabriel, and Alejandro and his wife Marcela and their 2 children Elvia and Yesenia Jaime. She now joins her husband, Emilio Rodriguez, in Heaven along with previously departed family members. She will be missed.

Visitation for Carmen will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Ridge Funeral Home (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director), 6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:30 AM, Our Lady of Tepeyac Church, 3047 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60623. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Ridge Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information, please call 773-586-7900.

Carmen devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members that lived near and far, including her nephews and niece in Mexico. She took pride in not only taking care of her three nephews who lived with her in Chicago but also taking part in helping to raise all of the neighborhood children for over 3 generations. Her constant vigilance made sure everyone in the neighborhood was safe and that everyone living there was getting what they needed to be happy and healthy. She kept a close watch as she peered through the blinds of the front windows of her second floor apartment. She even kept a set of binoculars on the window’s ledge next to her stool in order to keep a most careful watch. Her interests included spending time with family, gardening, sewing, knitting, and listening to music. She loved doing these things so much that even in her last days, a few family members were fortunate enough to see her dance while no one was looking and also knitting.

Carmen N. Rodríguez, de 90 años, falleció el 4 de octubre de 2020 por causas naturales con su amada familia a su lado en su casa de Chicago, Illinois. Carmen nació el 16 de julio de 1930 en Emiliano Zapata, Durango, México, y emigró a los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor oportunidad en la vida. Trabajó incansablemente como costurera y disfrutó haciéndolo durante la mayor parte de su vida. En su barrio, La Villita, era conocida por hacer sus deliciosos tamales caseros durante las navidades. La víspera de Navidad era su día favorito del año ya que estaba preparada y lista para orar y encantarnos en la reunión familiar con su canto. ¡Oh, cuánto amamos sus grandes éxitos navideños! Dedicó gran parte de su tiempo y energía como cuidadora de familiares que vivían cerca y lejos, incluidos sus sobrinos y sobrinas en México. Se enorgullecía no solo de cuidar a sus tres sobrinos que vivían con ella en Chicago, sino también de participar en ayudar a criar a todos los niños del vecindario durante más de 3 generaciones. Su vigilancia constante se aseguró de que todos en el vecindario estuvieran seguros y que todos los que vivían allí recibieran lo que necesitaban para ser felices y saludables. Mantuvo una estrecha vigilancia mientras miraba a través de las persianas de las ventanas delanteras de su apartamento del segundo piso. Incluso mantuvo un par de binoculares en el alféizar de la ventana junto a su taburete para mantener una vigilancia más cuidadosa. Sus intereses incluían pasar tiempo con la familia, hacer jardinería, coser, tejer y escuchar música. Le encantaba hacer estas cosas tanto que incluso en sus últimos días, algunos miembros de la familia tuvieron la suerte de verla bailar y tejer en un momento en que ella pensaba que nadie la miraba. A Carmen le sobreviven su hermana, Elvia N. Jaime, y sus tres sobrinos, Luis Antonio, Osvaldo y su esposa Margarita y sus 3 hijos Isabella, Anais y Gabriel, y Alejandro y su esposa Marcela y sus 2 hijos Elvia y Yesenia Jaime. Ahora se une a su esposo, Emilio Rodríguez, en el Santo Cielo, junto con familiares que ya habían fallecido. La vamos a extrañar mucho.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridgefh.com for the Rodriguez family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 9, 2020

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