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Andres Rivera RodriguezSeptember 28, 1935 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 81)
Andres Rivera Rodriguez, 81 of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017.
Mr. Rodriguez was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico on September 28, 1935, son of the late Juan and Secundina Rivera Rodriguez. He was employed with the Wilmington Housing Authority for 25 years, having retired in 1993, and was also employed with Star Janitorial Services for 17 years. A member of St. Elizabeth Parish, Mr. Rodriguez was very active with St. Paul Parish, where he served as a head usher and was a member of the charismatic group.
He was predeceased by his son, Andres Rivera Rodriguez, Jr.
Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his wife, Esperanza Benitez Rodriguez; his daughters, Carmen Rodriguez, Sandra Rodriguez, Zoraida Rodriguez, Evelyn Rodriguez, Hilda Rodriguez McDermott and husband, Mark; his step daughter, Maria Felisa DeKler and husband, Randy; several grandchildren including Brian and Scott McDermott, Glenn DeKler and wife, Jessica.
He is also survived by his brothers, Pedro, Ramon, Victor, Luis and Miguel; his sisters, Modesta, Carmen, Magie, Maria and Josefina.
Family and friends are invited to visit at St. Elizabeth Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington on Tuesday, August 8 from 9:30-10:45AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Church, 809 S. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.
St. Elizabeth Church
809 S. Broom Street, Wilmington DE 19805