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Rita A. Rodriguez Obituary
Rita A. Rodriguez
Dec 2, 1938-Feb 17, 2014
Resident of Hayward
Rita passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She touched so many lives with her beautiful smile. Rita was born to Louis and Frances Martinez (D) on 12/2/1938 in Denver, Colorado. In 1945 her family relocated to Richmond, Ca. She graduated from Samuel Gompers High School in Richmond, Ca on June 14, 1957. Rita married Genaro Rodriguez on August 12, 1957. She was preceded in death by her sisters Helen and Beatrice and brothers Lawrence, Louis, and Ernest Martinez. Rita is survived by her sisters Dolores Herrera and Eleanor Baca and the love of her life Genaro. She also leaves behind her devoted children Anthony, Daniel (Noreen), Joseph (Maria), Mark (Annette), and Rita "Sissy" Velazquez (Juan); grandchildren 18 and 10 great-grandchildren. Rita and Genaro had recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. She had a beautiful collection of dolls and bells. She was an avid bowler, loved to travel, and enjoyed playing bingo and cards. Her generous loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Tuesday February 25, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm at Holy Angels Funreal Center, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward. Funeral mass will be Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 703 C Street, Union City. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Published in East Bay Times on Feb. 22, 2014
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