Ernesto Juan Rodriguez

Ernesto Juan Rodriguez, 72, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Whidden Hospital in Everett, MA, after his courageous battle with diabetes and alzheimer’s disease.

Ernesto will be forever remembered by his wife of 36 years, Iris Fonseca; daughter, Iris Rodriguez-Bonet, son Ernesto Rodriguez and his wife Kendra Rodriguez; daughter, Rosa Rodriguez-Williams and her husband Earl Williams; his 8 grandchildren who he adored Matthew Rodriguez, Michael Carter-Williams, Adrian Williams, Kamilah Ruiz-Rodriguez, Alex Rodriguez, Ethan Rodriguez, Lia Bonet, Kayla Rodriguez, and Josephine Rodriguez; and many family members in Puerto Rico and close family friends in Massachusetts.

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Felix and Virginia Rodriguez, raised by his aunt Luz Maria Rodriguez. Ernesto moved with his family to Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1985. He was a resident of Lawrence, Massachusetts for many years and spent his final years in Malden, Massachusetts.

In his early years, Ernesto graduated from Central High School (PR) in 1967, he attended Instituto Commercial (PR) graduating in 1969 with an associates degree in Accounting. He met his wife, Iris Fonseca, at work when they were both employed in Banco Obrero (PR) and they were married in 1971.

Ernesto had two passions in life: his family and horses. He lived to love and be loved by his family and was an avid fan of the excitement of horse racing (and an occasional winning ticket). Ernesto touched the lives of all who met him. His smile, honesty, and sense of humor (a jokester until the end) will be remembered by all those who knew him. To know him was to love him and he will be missed. His family looks forward to the day he will welcome them home in the presence of the Lord. Until then…

Memorial service will be held at La Catedral San Juan Bautista, Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico in June. His family looks forward to bringing him home to his island, the place that he loved the most.


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  1. José Davila on May 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    «But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His firstfruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth. [It was] to this end that He called you through our Gospel, so that you may obtain and share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).»
    ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:13-14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    ¡Un fuerte abrazo!


  2. Iris Bonet on May 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Words fail me. I will just keep saying what I said over and over during the four hardest days of my life… “I love you, daddy.”

  3. Joe Latimer on May 17, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Iris y familia, I am very sorry for your loss. It is my hope that God’s love surrounds you and your family at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Agnes on May 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Iris and Family ,
    My heartfelt condolences-
    Love has the art of holding our hearts.

  5. Aram Dotten and family on May 25, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Rosa, to you and your family, my deepest condolences. The time I spent with your dad I won’t forget, in fact it puts a smile on my face?, so remember the good times, for that’s what I’m sure he wants us to do. Rest easy??

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