OBITUARY

James Thomas Rodrigues

December 30, 1921December 5, 2018
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James Thomas Rodrigues passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018 after battling a long illness He was born December 30, 1921 in Nacogdoches, Tx to Neeley C. Rodrigues and Monica Susan Lazarine Rodrigues He joined the Army in July of 1940 and served in the European Theater until the end of the war in 1945. He was present at the battle of the Bulge. After the war he became a Master Carpenter. He took pride in the fact that he was asked by his bosses in Houston if he could figure out how to build external ramps on a parking garage in Shreveport, LA. When he did so, they were quite happy and asked him to go to Shreveport to oversee the project. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends in his spare time. In his earlier years he was active in the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and Carpenters Union. He is preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Onie Estelle Talley Rodrigues, his parents, 5 brothers: Frank, Floyd, Johnny, Richard and Michael Rodrigues, and one sister: Marie Casey. He is survived by his sons: Jim Rodrigues and wife Stevie, Robert(Rod) Rodrigues and wife Beth, and Ronnie Rodrigues; daughters: Robby Barron and husband Edwin, Donna Harris-Baxter and husband Thomas, and Vickie Taylor and husband Edward, 18 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Also one sister, Cecelia George and husband Lynn and one sister-in-law, Odessa Rodriguear and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, TX 77505. The funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 816 Park Dr. La Porte, TX 77571, at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alzfdn.org or 866-232-8484.

Services

11 December

Family Will Receive Friends

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grand View Funeral Home


Pasadena, Texas 77505

12 December

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

816 Park Drive
La Porte, Texas 77571

12 December

Committal Service

Grand View Memorial Park

8501 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, Texas 77505

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Susan George-Davidson

December 8, 2018

With loving thoughts and prayers to Uncle James and the Rodrigues family during this time of need. May the Lord grant you his strength and peace to endure. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
The George Family

Patricia(Patsy) Harris

December 7, 2018

Donna,Robbie,Vickie,Jimmy,Rod and Bud and Family’s:
So sorry to hear of your loss, may the Good Lord walk with each and every one of you , and give you the comfort and strength to get through this most difficult time . May Uncle James RIP in his Eternal Home.

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Biography

James Thomas Rodrigues passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018 after battling a long illness He was born December 30, 1921 in Nacogdoches, Tx to Neeley C. Rodrigues and Monica Susan Lazarine Rodrigues He joined the Army in July of 1940 and served in the European Theater until the end of the war in 1945. He was present at the battle of the Bulge. After the war he became a Master Carpenter. He took pride in the fact that he was asked by his bosses in Houston if he could figure out how to build external ramps on a parking garage in Shreveport, LA. When he did so, they were quite happy and asked him to go to Shreveport to oversee the project. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends in his spare time. In his earlier years he was active in the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and Carpenters Union. He is preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Onie Estelle Talley Rodrigues, his parents, 5 brothers: Frank, Floyd, Johnny, Richard and Michael Rodrigues, and one sister: Marie Casey. He is survived by his sons: Jim Rodrigues and wife Stevie, Robert(Rod) Rodrigues and wife Beth, and Ronnie Rodrigues; daughters: Robby Barron and husband Edwin, Donna Harris-Baxter and husband Thomas, and Vickie Taylor and husband Edward, 18 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Also one sister, Cecelia George and husband Lynn and one sister-in-law, Odessa Rodriguear and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, TX 77505. The funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 816 Park Dr. La Porte, TX 77571, at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alzfdn.org or 866-232-8484.