Obituary: Isabel Rodrigues

Isabel Rodrigues

Isabel Rodrigues

NAUGATUCK — Isabel Rodrigues, 91, widow of Antonio Rodrigues, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS unit.

Mrs. Rodrigues was born in Portugal on Aug. 6, 1924, daughter of the late Antonio and Antonia (Afonso) Castanheiro. She was a resident of Naugatuck since 1976 and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.

Isabel is survived by her two sons, Jack Rodrigues and his wife Fatima, and Mario Rodrigues and his wife Benta, all of Naugatuck; her two daughters, Maria Moura of Naugatuck and Maria Rodrigues and her husband Augusto of Masschusetts; her two sisters of France; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Antonio Moura.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may call on Thursday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mourilehe Cemetery, Mourilehe, Portugal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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