CUMBERLAND - Maria Izilda (Rebelo) Rodrigues, 82, of Forest Ave., passed away Monday at the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Jose Rodrigues.
Born in Quintal, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Luis and Maria (Jose) Rebelo. Mrs. Rodrigues came to this country in 1970 settling in Cumberland for the past 42 years.
She was a machine operator for the former SpinTex Company for many years, and later was employed by Chadwicks Yarn Company until her retirement.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
She leaves five sons, Jose M. Rodrigues of North Providence, Antonio Rodrigues of Cumberland, Carlos Rodrigues of Central Falls, Elidio Rodrigues of East Providence and Paul Rodrigues of North Smithfield; three daughters Maria Pais, Fatima Rodrigues and Grace Santos all of Cumberland; two brothers, Felicio and Jose Rebelo of Portugal; 12 grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Celeste Rodrigues, and sister of the late Gracinda and Natividade, and Ilidio Rebelo.
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM.