LYNN - Mr. Luis Roberto Rodriguez 76, of Lynn, beloved husband of Ana (Bencosme) Rodriguez, died peacefully, April 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Luis Eligio and Maria Elena (Henriquez) Rodriguez. He was raised and educated in Santo Domingo, D.R. and New York, New York where he earned his college degree.
Luis immigrated to New York in 1962 and 12 years later moved to Lynn in 1974 and made it the homestead for his growing family. He raised 6 children in Lynn and loved the diversity of the city.
A hard working and dedicated man, Luis had been employed as a machinist with the General Electric Company for over 32 years at the River Works Plant in Lynn until the time of his retirement in 2010. He was a steadfast, engaged and dedicated worker and member of the team at the GE. He enjoyed his profession and was known for his dedication to his craft and expertise leading his coworkers to naming his work space “Louisville.”
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Luis was a member of the Quarter Century Club at the General Electric. He enjoyed playing cards, especially online poker and relished time spent camping at Outdoor World in Sturbridge with his family and friends over the years.
With a committed and powerful demeanor and a steadfast work ethic, Luis was the Alpha of a large growing family. He set a terrific example of how to set a course in life and follow it to success. He was the ultimate role model for his children and family. His life was a true success story of a first-generation immigrant. With hard work, dedication to family, friends and faith, he exceeded his own expectations creating a better life for his children and grandchildren. He was ultimately proud of all of his family and truly taught them the value of hard work and love of family. He will be deeply missed.
Luis is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Ana (Bencosme) Rodriguez of Lynn, his children, Cindy Rodriguez of Lynn, Luis Roberto Rodriguez Jr. of Groveland, Manuel Luis Rodriguez of Mesa, AZ, Luis Manuel Rodriguez of Haverhill, Leandro Rodriguez of Lynn, Noemi Griffin of AZ and Alberto Luis Rodriguez of Groveland, his 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 10 sisters, 5 brothers and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He was pre-deceased by a brother.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass and Celebration of Luis’ life will be held at a date and time to be announced. Assisting the family with the arrangements is O’Donnell - Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Luis’ memory to Saint Jude Children Research Hospital under memorial I.D 12004193. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 1000, Dept #142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148 or StJude.org. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
His tribucast will be held on Monday May 4th at 5 PM. To join remotely, visit http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/23740671
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