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Francis Rodriguez Jr.

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Rodriguez, Jr.

1956 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Francis Rodriguez, Jr. 58, formerly of Pittsfield, died Nov. 1, in Yuma, Ariz. Born on June 1, 1956 in Pittsfield, a son of the late Francis Rodriguez, Sr. and Claire M. Rodriguez, he attended schools in Pittsfield and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. He also attended Berkshire Community College. For many years he was a skilled carpenter and furniture refinisher. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed music and the simple things in life. He was a US Navy Vietnam Era Veteran. He leaves one son, Francis Rodriguez III, US Navy, stationed in Gulf Port, Miss.; one daughter, Angela Rodriguez of Westfield; two brothers, Robert Rodriguez and his wife, Maria Stuart, and William Rodriguez and his wife Gail; two sisters, Kathy Kearns and her husband, John, and Mary Zanconato and her husband, Buddy; his former wife, Beverly Knappe; also survived by Maronda Garzone; and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. at the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, with the Rev. Peter A. Gregory, pastor of St. Charles Church officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 11, 2014
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