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Lydia Rodriguez

Lydia M Rodriguez (Reyes)

Saturday, September 15th, 1928 - Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Sayreville
Lydia Rodriguez, age 91 years, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Hackensack Meridian Hospital, Perth Amboy. Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico she resided in Brooklyn before moving to Sayreville in 1992. Before her retirement she was employed as a seamstress.

She is predeceased by her husband Rafael Rodriguez and her parents Adriano & Marcela Reyes. Surviving are her children Olga Feliciano, Eddie Rodriguez and Nelsie Esteves and her husband Benjy, her grandchildren Mark Rodriguez, Liana Rodriguez, Ben Esteves III and Julian Esteves, her great grandchildren Eva, Ethan, Xander Esteves and Aurora Rodriguez, and her siblings Nilda Torres, Sofia Mateo, Karmen Reyes and Amelia Caban.

In lieu of flowers donations in Lydia's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association Donate to Fight Alzheimer's Disease at alz.org

All services are private due to the COVID-19 federal restrictions on public gatherings, under the direction of the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home 15 Cherry Lane Parlin, N.J. Private interment will be held at Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery, Linden Letters of condolence, directions and completed arrangements can be found at www.spezzifuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, March 26th, 2020
    Location
    Rosedale Cemetery
    Address
    750 East Lindon Avenue
    LINDEN, NJ 07036
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  • Interment

    Location
    Rosedale Cemetery
    Address
    U.S. Hightway 1
    LINDEN, NJ
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Marilin

Posted at 10:43am
My querida tía, gracias por tu amor, tu luz, tu risa, tu fortaleza, por ser un ejemplo de amor para toda tu familia y el mundo. Te vamos a extrañar. Gracias por los momentos de felicidad que vivimos cuando Nos visitabas en Peñuelas con tío, Nelsie, Edwin y tus hermosos nietos. Mi más profundo pésame para Nelsie, Edwin, nietos, que Dios los llene de fortaleza y paz. Tía no te digo adios, nos veremos de nuevo.
MR

Mark Anthony Rodriguez

Posted at 10:02am
Querida Nana,

Gracias por ser una luz durante todos los épocas de nuestra vidas. El ejemplo de como apreciar familia y el tiempo junto.

El refrán de "amor, cariño y respeto" no eran palabras pero la manera que ella tratara a todos.

Gracias por el amor que siempre estaba presente. Como nos saludo cada vez que visitamos. La luz de tu sonrisa estaba presente a través del teléfono.

Gracias por el cariño que enseñabas cada vez que preocupaste por nosotros y estaba pendiente de nuestra vidas. Sin embargo, la foto en tu cajonera de Marco Antonio Solis era más grande que el mío. Cocinaba, preguntaba sobre nuestra vidas, nos tranquilizo, nos apoyo con toda su energía.

Gracias por el respeto que nos diste y nuestras decisiones. Gracias por enseñar a como respetar nuestra ascendencia y antepasados. Siempre recordándome de mi abuelo. Siempre recordándome de los tiempos que teníamos junto, mientras era poco.

Tu energía nunca desvanece. La alegría que tuviste a conocer y jugar con mi hija Aurora. La manera que recordaste ella cuando ella te visito.

A lo largo de su vida con nosotros, siempre vivió de la manera que habló, dándonos un ejemplo de cómo ser una familia.

Espero que sentía todo y más que te diste a nosotros. En paz descanse.

Bendición Nana.

Tu querido nieto,

Mark Anthony
CR

Christina Rodriguez

Posted at 09:35am
Dearest Titi Lydia, Anytime the family would unite and you walked in, I knew the laughter would begin. I did not have the honor of having you near while growing up, however, you still made an impact on distant family as well. Just hearing, "Titi Lydia is coming", would put a smile on my face because there were nothing but good times, laughter, and great stories from you. Oh how I loved when it was time to take pictures, you would put your index finger up to your chin with the sweetest face, the would forever be the Titi Lydia pose :). I am sad that you are gone but am solace that you are in peace and reunited with those who passed and I know that you are smiling and posing with Mama Jovita now. My deepest condolences to the entire family and know that I love you ALL very much and I keep everyone in my prayers daily. I love you Titi Lydia and may you Rest in Peace!!!! Christina Rodriguez
JE

Julian Esteves

Posted at 08:46am
Over these past several days I have taken advantage of quiet moments to think back at all the wonderful memories I have of you. Of all the memories, the ones that continue to surface are the little ones. I’ll share a couple of them here.

I remember waking up for school and you would always have a warm breakfast prepared every day. You used to prepare me cremita with tons of sugar (looking back now, it was WAY TOO MUCH sugar but that’s how I liked it). On other days you would have waffles prepared or anything else I was in the mood for. You took such great pride in trying to make sure I started my day off on a good note. It was our morning routine and I am so lucky for it. I remember getting off the school bus and seeing you every day. Of course, you would make sure I was fed before going out to play or doing homework. Sometimes, I would hang in your room and you would tell me stories of what it was like growing up in Puerto Rico. You told me stories about Grandpa and you would try desperately to not break out in tears. Sometimes you would break down and I would give you a big hug to try and cheer you up. I remember some stories you used to tell about your siblings and my mother. Tio Eddie needed a few spankings with the chancleta growing up. However, he was the "ORIGINAL" golden child so he could pretty much get away with anything as long as you were around. I'll admit, you saved me from a few spankings here and there. I'm definitely thankful for that. As a child, I could never comprehend the sense of joy that you must have felt in seeing me get off the bus and home safely. As a parent of two now, I finally get it. I wish I could get just one more of those big hugs, listen to some more stories and hear you say I love you so much just one more time.

Growing up, I remember hanging in your room and watching El Sabado Gigante with Don Francisco. I swear you had a crush on him. Your infectious laugh while watching that show makes me smile as I type this. I also remember that creepy fortune-teller dude. You knew when he was coming on the TV and I used to run away and you would crack up laughing and try to mess with me by telling me he was not on the TV any longer when he still was. I wish I could go back just once more and watch that show with you. I’ll even sit through the fortune-teller dude just to have a few more laughs with you.

In my first job out of college, I worked a few miles down the road. A few days a week, I would come home for lunch to spend some time with you (but also to get a free homemade lunch). One of my good friends, Lincoln would join me for the trip on some days. On our way back to work he would say, “God I love that woman… She’s amazing”. This memory sticks out cause I now know how much this extra time with us meant to you. You were just so full of love it is incredible. I’m glad so many people were able to experience that love first hand.

My last memory of you was just two months ago. Your battle with Alzheimers and Dimensia had taken a lot out of you. However, you still were able to drum up the strength to look at me, grab my hand and give me a kiss on the cheek. I am so grateful for that day. You recognized who I was and I saw a light in your eyes that made me so warm inside.

Nana, we had a very special bond. You were like a second mother to me from the day I was born. You spoiled the heck out of me and I don’t apologize for it at all. You helped to instill so many core values that have helped to shape the person I am today. Please rest in peace knowing that you have made a tremendous impact on so many people. I hope you and Grandpa are reunited in heaven and having some good laughs. We love you more than you know. Thank you for everything Nana.

Love Always,

Julian Esteves
JV

Jose Vasquez

Posted at 03:43am
Lydia, we will miss you and still remember the trips you took to El Paso. Judy and I wish all the family our fondest condolences ! We will miss you but know that you are in heaven and join Rafa ! God bless you!

Joe and Judy Vasquez
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