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Diego Rodriguez

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 5th, 2013 for Diego Rodriguez in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, from 4 – 8 p.m.  Mr. Rodriguez died on Easter Sunday, March 31st at Massachusetts General Hospital, after being stricken at his Revere Beach home, at 94 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, April 6th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 10 a.m.  Born & raised in Havana, Cuba, he came to the USA & settled in Boston in 1956.  Immediately, he began working within the garment industry in Boston’s Garment District.  While working in the industry, he met his faithful & devoted wife of 51 years, Mildred E. “Millie” (Carrozza) of East Boston.  He worked for several of the leading mens’ & womens’ Garment factories as a master cutter for almost 35 years, before retiring.  He lived for over 47 years in East Boston before moving to Revere in 2003, to the St. George Condominiums at Revere Beach.  Always a strikingly handsome gentleman, he had a personality to match.  A gentlemen’s gentleman, he became the unofficial “Mayor of the St. George,” greeting & chatting with people in the Lobby.  His absence will leave a void among many of the staff & residents at the St. George.  He was a long-time member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, Local #24 (ILGWU).  Beside his wife “Millie,” he leaves his Brother, Sergio Rodriguez of Cuba.  He is also lovingly survived by his sister & brother-in-law, Frances DiPlacido & her husband John of Royal Palms, Florida, his sister-in-law, Rose Carrozza of Wilmington & many, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Diego enjoyed a unique relationship with his nephews & nieces, regarding him as a “most loving, unjudgemental Uncle.”  He also leaves several nieces & nephews in Cuba.  Entombment is in the Sheffield Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, April 5th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 10 a.m.  in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Entombment

Sheffield Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. 

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  1. Frances Pisano
    Apr 3 2013

    To my loving Uncle , I will miss you always ,I’m very honor to have you for my uncle . Always respected and loving . You are home with you family now . Now who will watch me do laps in the pool. Your lovin niece Little Frances.

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