Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Jemenia "Germaine" Rodriques

July 30, 1937September 29, 2019

Germaine Rodriques, age 82 of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in St. Anne’s Hospital. She was the former wife of the late Antonio “Blondie” Rodriques.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Francisco and Arminda (Ramao) Vilella, she was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. Germaine was a graduate of New Bedford High School and received her Associates degree from Kinyon Campbell Business School and her Real Estate Broker’s license from BCC. Germaine was the owner of the former Ms. Germaine Hair Salon, where she was an award winning hair stylist. She was also a real estate broker for Gold Star Realty, where she became a top producing Real Estate Broker in the South Coast.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her dog Buttons. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, gardening and going out to lunch with friends. She was a member of the Realtor’s Association and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Mulvey and her husband Brian of New Bedford, Dona Marquez and her husband Ralph of CA, Linda Niemiec and her husband Frank of Assonet, Deborah Guy and her husband John of FL, and Karen Coyne and her husband John of Dartmouth; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Artur Mourao.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:00AM in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, Acushnet Ave, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Germaine’s honor may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com


  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Burial Friday, October 4, 2019


Jemenia "Germaine" Rodriques

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Edward Rodriques

October 4, 2019

I was so sorry to find out about her passing today. We all walk our own paths in life and and get to enjoy when those paths intersect with others. I will always be grateful for all the times our paths crossed in my youth and will cherish the last time we were together at my Mom's wake. She gave me a joyful memory at a time of great sadness. Rest well Auntie Germaine.

Cheryl Fredette

October 2, 2019

I was blessed with the opportunity at a very young age to share many memories with her and her girls. From hanging out poolside to camping in the yard they were memories I have always cherished. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who knew and loved her. She will be truly missed by many.

Jim Doherty

October 2, 2019

Dear Girls,sorry to hear of the passing of you mother,hope this finds you all well.I always enjoyed seeing her and how proud she was of you and her grandchildren and great grandchildren .
With love Jim Doherty

Karen Vilandry

October 1, 2019

Dear Brenda,
My sincere condolences to you and your family at such a difficult time. Keep your best memories of your mother close to your heart. In that way, she'll always be with you.

Shauna Marquez

October 1, 2019

Grams I love you so much! I was blessed to have you as my Grammy. I will never forget the time and conversation we had together. How you always made sure you made my favorite desert for me when I came to visit. I will cherish every moment I had with you. Thank you Grammy for your love. I will hold close the night you brought my mom and I to La Salette on that cold night and shared stories with me. My heart aches but I know you are home and no longer suffering. Grams you are very much missed and loved you made a very special impact on those that knew you and you will live on in our hearts. Until we can all be together again I love you grammy.

Mildred Renaud

October 1, 2019

I have many memories as our families were joined togther over the years with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cookouts,holidays , birthdays,weddings and births. 💕Happy times! There will be an empty chair now at these occasions for all of us. Germaine fought long and hard with her illness. May she rest in peace now in the care of the Lord!

Cindy ( Trahan )Tighe

September 30, 2019

Sending my condolences and sympathy to Germaine’s family.
I have known Germaine and her family for years . I spent a good amount of time with Linda and all her sisters at her house. I have very fond memories and love for Germaine ..May she Rest In Peace ❤️🙏
Love Cindy (Trahan) Tighe And Patrick

Brian Mulvey

September 30, 2019

May God Bless you and keep you. Amen.
Love Brian