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Joseph Rodrigues

May 5, 1932 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 88)

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RODRIGUES, Joseph, 88, of Wesleyan Avenue, Coventry, passed away in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, April 1, 2021 with his eldest daughter by his side.

Married sixty-one years, he was the beloved husband of the late Lucille (Gagnon) Rodrigues.  He was born in West Warwick, the son of the late Manuel Rodrigues and Lena (Medeiros) Correia.  He resided in the Pawtuxet Valley area for most of his life.

Joe spent 22 wonderful years in the Air Force.  He lived in Tripoli, Africa and Hawaii, and served in VietNam from 1966-1967.  When he retired, he returned to Rhode Island where he worked in computer data entry with Brown & Sharpe Mfg. until his retirement.  He loved his wife, daughters, and grandchildren with all his heart.  He loved playing the slots at Twin Rivers and Foxwoods with his wife, and he looked forward to having his scotch every Saturday.

He leaves two daughters, Kim M. Striby (Gerard) of Indianapolis, Indiana and Laurie A. Varrica (Frank) of Johnston; five grandchildren, Jason and Christopher LaRose, Desiree and Joseph Penno, and Anna Varrica; three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  He also leaves behind one sister, Elizabeth (Rodrigues) Santos.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6 St. Vincent de Paul Street, Coventry (all State Covid-19 guidelines will be observed).  Interment will follow with military honors in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 in his memory would be appreciated.  Arrangements with PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home.  Information and condolences please visit:


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Mass of Christian Burial
April 9, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Church
6 St. Vincent de Paul Street
Coventry, RI 02816

April 9, 2021

11:30 AM
RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822


American Cancer Society, RI Chapter
931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick RI 02886

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