Mr. Roland Robert Rodrigues
February 1, 1931 – June 21, 2018
Roland R. Rodrigues, 87, of Norwell, formerly of Scituate passed away on June 21, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in West Roxbury. He was the beloved husband of Edalina (Andrade) Rodrigues, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in Marshfield, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Perry) Rodrigues. He was raised in Plymouth by his grandmother.
Roland was a proud US Army Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He worked for many years as a Master Carpenter. Anyone who knew him, particularly his sons, would tell you he was honest, patient and humble and had a heart of gold. He was a man of great faith and knew that it kept him going through difficult times. Despite bouts with illness, he kept active and never stopped taking care of others and putting his family before himself.
He was the devoted father of Charles J. Rodrigues of Winooski, VT, Anthony M. Rodrigues and his wife Maria of Norwell and Steven Rodrigues of Plymouth.
Cherished “Papa” of Jessica Shaughnessy, Christina Rodrigues, Christiano Rodrigues, Derek Carrillo and the late Anthony Rodrigues.
Loving brother of Ruthie Gomes, Dorothy Cochoran, Robert Rodrigues, Carrie Monteiro and the late Arthur, Nelson, Margaret, Joyce and Benjamin. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be help on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Interment Union Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
- Visiting Hours Wednesday, June 27, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 28, 2018