George C. Rodrigues
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Satellite Beach, FL
George C. Rodrigues, 81, died on December 4, 2013 at home after a long battle with a chronic illness. He was born on January 12, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to George and Mabel (Jelly) Rodrigues.
George graduated from NYU with a B.I.E. degree. He and Aileen married on June 13, 1953. He spent 2 years in the Army - some in Korea. In 1956, they moved to Washington, Georgia and they spent the next 25 years working and raising their six children.
In 1981, he and Aileen moved to Satellite Beach, Florida where he worked at Patrick AFB. Retiring in 1996, he volunteered with the Shine Program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Aileen; children, George (Fran), Michael (Susan), Barbara, Peter (Cheryl), John (Vicki) and Elizabeth (Alison); sister Dorothy; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was very proud of his family and will be missed by many.
A funeral mass will be held at Holy Name of Jesus on December 14, 2013 at 10:30 followed by burial in the memorial garden.
Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit George's memorial page at www.beachfuneralhome.com.
Beach Funeral Home
4999 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32940
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Dec. 11, 2013