Carmen H. Rodriguez of Ellenville, NY passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 21, 2021. She was 89 years old. Carmen was born on January 11, 1932 in Hatillo, Puerto Rico; she was the daughter of Guillermo Ruiz Cortes and Saturnina Rodriguez.
On December 6, 1952, Carmen married Cristobal Rodriguez Roman in Hatillo, PR. (He has since predeceased her.) They moved to Ellenville shortly after and started a family. In addition to being a wonderful mother, Carmen had worked at Channel Masters until their closing and then at JM Originals in Ellenville. In her down time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, crafts and playing dominos with her family. She was also a member of Hosanna Assembly of God Church. Carmen “Mom” was a woman completely committed to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Carmen is survived by her daughter: Nelly Rodriguez and her husband Hector Cruz; her son, Wilson Cristobal Rodriguez. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; her sister Margarita Ruiz and her husband Pablo Lopez as well as many nieces and nephews.
Carmen was predeceased by her parents; her stepfather, Fernando Martinez and her brothers, Ramon Ruiz and Hector Rivera.
Visiting will be held on Wednesday, August 25th from 2:00 -4:00 pm and 7:00 -9:00 pm. A celebration of her life is scheduled for 11:00 am on Thursday, August 26th at Loucks Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville.
Contributions may be made in Carmen’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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