NAUGATUCK — Jose Rodrigues, 86, husband of Germana (Alhinho) Rodrigues, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Unit surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Rodrigues was born in Portugal on May 22, 1930, son of the late Joao and Amelia Rodrigues. He and his family came to the United States in 1974 and settled in Naugatuck. Jose enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, his walks downtown, and spending time with his family. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of Portuguese Club in Naugatuck.
Besides his wife of 60 years, Jose is survived by his sons, Jose J. Rodrigues and his wife Marlene, and Antonio Rodrigues and his wife Maria; his daughters, Maria J. DaSilva and her husband Pedro, and Fernanda Smith and her husband Bryce, all of Naugatuck; his 11 grandchildren; his seven great-grandchildren; his sister, M. Albertina Dos Santos of Middlebury; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Jorge A. Rodrigues, and his siblings, Antonio Rodrigues, M. Helena Texeira, Ana Rodrigues, and M. Elisa Alves.
Calling hours for Mr. Rodrigues will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Waterbury. Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury, CT 06706.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.