Fermin Rodriguez Sr.

November 2, 2020

Fermin Rodriguez Sr.

Fermin Rodriguez Sr. – Of Woburn, October 31st , at the age of seventy-two. Beloved husband of Sylvia R. (Calnan) Rodriguez. Devoted father Fermin Rodriguez Jr, his wife Angela Ravida of Tewksbury, MA. Dear brother of Virginia Rivera, her husband Arturo of Woburn, Jimmy Rodriguez, his wife Migdalia of Lawrence, Hector Rodriguez Rivera of Puerto Rico, Olga Rivera, her husband Carlos of Puerto Rico and the late Angel and Anna Rodriguez. Loving “Papa” of Jason Rodriguez of Tewksbury. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Fermin’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, November 5th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Wednesday, November 4th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Fermin honor to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Fermin Rodriguez Sr., passed away unexpectedly at his home, Saturday evening, October 31st.  The beloved husband of Sylvia (Calnan) Rodriguez he was seventy two years of age.

Born in Yabcoa, Puerto Rico, Ferman was the son of the late Monico Rodriguez and Virginia Santiago.
 
 Raised and educated in his hometown of Yabcoa, PR., Ferman came from a family of seven children.  Upon completion of his schooling Ferman moved to Woburn, in his late teens, securing himself a job with the Woburn Steel and Barrel Co, where he remained for a good number of years.  
When Fermin began working at Copley Shoe in Wakefield, he met the true love of his life, Sylvia.
A short time later, they went to dinner at the China Moon, where Fermin asked Sylvia to Mary him! They married at St. Charles Church, and have journeyed over the next fifty two years, side by side.  Actually, they had just celebrated their fifty second anniversary a short time ago at dinner again, at the China Moon!
They brought their dear son Fermin Jr. into the world, to whom they were devoted.  When their son married and had a son of his own, Fermin was called “Papa!”  From teaching him domino’s, which he learned at a very early age, going to Horn Pond and learning how to fish, and helping “Papa” in his garden, which delighted him tremendously.  They would daily spend time tending to the tomatoes, peppers and hot peppers, which he had harvested right up to hours before he passed away. 
 Not only would Fermin serve all these different vegetables fresh, but continuously pickled and jarred them, so they would enjoy this delight all year round!
Fermin was also a man of great faith.  His very kind, sweet and generous nature was evident as soon as you met him.  He was passionate about life, and did all he could to make this world a better place.  
All throughout his life his church and his family were all one.  He sang in the choir, played the guitar and was attentive to all.  A very special person who brought joy, laughter, and a lot of love, to an awful lot of people.
 
Beloved husband of Sylvia R. (Calnan) Rodriguez. Devoted father Fermin Rodriguez Jr, his wife Angela Ravida of Tewksbury, MA. Dear brother of Virginia Rivera, her husband Arturo of Woburn, Jimmy Rodriguez, his wife Migdalia of Lawrence, Hector Rodriguez Rivera of Puerto Rico, Olga Rivera, her husband Carlos of Puerto Rico and the late Angel and Anna Rodriguez. Loving “Papa” of Jason Rodriguez of Tewksbury. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
 
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Fermin’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, November 5th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Wednesday, November 4th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Fermin honor to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Fermin’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, November 5th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Wednesday, November 4th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Fermin honor to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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