In loving memory of Joaquim M. Rodrigues, age 99, who passed away peacefully at Bristol Hospital on October 11, 2019. Born and raised in Portugal, Joaquim was a farmer by trade in his home country. Joaquim moved to the United States with his family in 1967. He worked as a factory worker at Tie and Belt Manufacturing in Waterbury, CT.
Joaquim is preceded by his wife of over 80 years, Gloria L. (Varandas) Rodrigues, and a granddaughter, Brenda M. Rodrigues. Joaquim leaves behind seven children: Aldina Enriques of California, Agostinho V. Rodrigues and wife Joanne of Wolcott, Armindo V. Rodrigues and wife Fernanda of Waterbury, Maria Miller of Southington, Ana Bertrand and husband Billy of Plymouth, Candido Rodrigues of Wolcott, and O'Linda Marques of California. Joaquim also leaves behind 16 grandkids, 24 great-grandkids and two great-great grandkids.
A private service for family only will be held in the Waterbury Funeral Home, 17 Congress Avenue, Waterbury, CT. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.WaterburyFH.com.
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