October 6, 1928 – May 5, 2019
Alice Rodriguez died peacefully at home surrounded by her true family and friends on May 5th, 2019 at 90 years old. She is known as Alicia, Mom, Abita, China, Ta, Gramita, Bisabuela and Tata. She is survived by her children Ceci, Jim, Gerard, Cheri, Bonnie and Jeff. Her grandchildren Annie, Doug, Jonathan, Andrea, Jesse, Sarah, Karly, Ryan, Maggie, Seamus, Marie, Eric, Robertito, Julie and Lisa. Her great grandchildren Jaxon, Harper, Cali, Stella, Elliot, Milo, Charlie, Frances, Maria-Jose, Robertito and Martina. Her sister Adrienne (Nita) and second sister Anita. Beloved nieces Roxie, Lilliana, nephews Roberto, Jorge and Alberto and great nephew Tristan, and many other greatnieces/ nephews and close friends. She is predeceased by her husband Juan Garcia and her son Johnny Coolo. She was born in Brooklyn, raised in Chile and was a longtime resident of Teaneck NJ. She was a dancer, activist/writer and her home was everyone’s home- Full of music, delicious food, laughter and so much love. She will be greatly missed and her legacy of strength and spirit will live on forever. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Memory of Alice to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/. Private memorial to follow.
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May 11, 2019
We will always remember Alice laughing, cooking and enjoying her family and friends. We are grateful to have been a part of her amazing life in New Jersey and Arizona. We will miss her very much. Our prayers for her sister, children, grandchildren and extended family.
Paul and Joe
May 9, 2019
She was such a beautiful, warm woman. She was very kind to me when I did not know many people or how "things were done". She made me feel welcome and at home any time I was around her. I am sorry for the loss of her light in this world. May she always shine brightly in your hearts.
May 7, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a beautiful matriarch. I only met her a few times, but her vibrancy and love of life was so evident. She was so obviously loved by all and so blessed to have lived to see so many great grandchildren added to the family. I am sure that John is hugging his mom in heaven now.
May 6, 2019
I have had the privilege to have known Alice Rodriguez for many years! She was one of the kindest, funniest, caring person. One memory sticks in my mind of when she was with Bonnie for the birth of Maggie. She just flowed telling that story. Or any story of any of her family for that matter. She always made you feel welcome and never failed to ask how you and your family were doing. She will be greatly missed.