Ester Rodrigues

January 23, 2018
Rodrigues, Ester

Ester Rodrigues, 84, of Hudson, NH, died peacefully on January 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Ester was born April 1, 1933 in Madeira, Portugal, daughter of the late Maria and Manuel Andrade.

Ester was predeceased by her loving husband Manuel Rodrigues of Madeira, Portugal, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Ester and Manuel started their life together in 1952 when they married and started their family in Madeira, Portugal. In 1959, Ester and Manuel moved to Caracas, Venezuela, and later relocated to the New England area in 1968. Upon arriving in New England, they lived in the Boston area and finally settled in Hudson, NH in 2000.

Ester dedicated her life to raising her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, a wonderfully caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and fun-loving sister. She was a role model for all of her children, teaching by example how to treat others with kindness and respect.

She enjoyed spending time in the garden, cooking holiday meals for the family while re-creating various delicious Portuguese dishes, and travelling the world, particularly her vacation trips to Mexico.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends including her five children: Maria Griggs and her husband Terry of Boston, Ruy Rodrigues of Miami, Sue Cronin of Nashua, Maria Kraemer of Hudson, Anthony Rodrigues and his wife Lori of New Boston; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters; brothers; and many more family members.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 27th at the Farwell Funeral home at 18 Lock St, Nashua, NH between 1-3pm. A brief service will be held at the funeral home between 3-3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Ester’s memory to the Community Hospice Home in Merrimack, NH at Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591.

6 Comments on Ester Rodrigues

Arlene Robinson said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Maria, Terry And Family. My Sincerest Condolences To All.

Donald Reeves said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2018 at 7:48 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Rodrigues family. As her neighbors across the street, we were constantly impressed by the love and support shown her, especially on weekends when many family members gathered together at her home. May she rest in peace forever. Sincerely...Betty and Don Reeves

Millicent said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2018 at 12:30 PM

My deepest condolences Anthony- Millicent, Hitchiner Mfg. Co.

Monica hoefle said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2018 at 4:22 PM

I am so sorry. My prayers for you and your family

Elisabete Hummel (Lira) said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2018 at 2:21 PM

With deepest sympathy and a very sad heart and, with the loving memories of my sweet Aunt Ester. My foundest memories were of your sense of humor and how you always made me laugh. Your love for flowers and your garden and days spent outdoors with you, will always be a wonderful memory for me. Thank you for giving a hall pass when I needed support. You did, eveytime, and I loved you for it! Tia, you will always be in my heart. Love to all my cousins. Wish I could be with all of you on Saturday. Elisabete (Betty), Alexander Hummel and Fatima Byrne (Lira) and her family. ❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️❤️

Joana Brown said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2018 at 9:52 PM

Thank you for having shared your mother with so many of us. I will always remember and hear Tia Ester laughing and joking with everyone. It was truly an honor to have had her in mine and our families life. Love Janita, Thomas, Adam & Monica Brown

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