Carlos “Charlie” Rodriguez, age 79 of Bridgeport returned to the Loving Arms of the Lord on Sunday, April 12, in Fairfield, CT. Charlie was a native of Arecibo, Puerto Rico but spent all of his adult life in Bridgeport. Charlie has worn many hats during his work career, from pumping gas, to driving a truck, to working as machinist at Dresser Industries, and many jobs in between.
Charlie as he was affectionately known, was a kind loving father, husband, son, brother and friend to everyone he met. He loved family gatherings, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was always the life of the party. He enjoyed going to the social club to play pool. All who knew him loved his quick wit and sense of humor. He was not a big man in stature but his presence was huge.
Charlie is son of the late Cesario Rodriguez and the late Amelia Nieves. He is the beloved husband of the late Mary “Lulu” Rodriguez. He is the loving father of surviving children Sarah Rodriguez, Bridget Alves and husband Mario Alves, Richard Rodriguez, Daniel Rodriguez and James Annuzzi. He is predeceased by his sons Carlos Rodriguez Jr., Charles Rodriguez and Edgar Rodriguez. He is survived by his sisters Lydia Hernandez, Pilar Veguilla, Olga Torres, Madeline Perez, Amy Stevens and his brother Cesar Rodriguez. He is blessed with 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.
Due to Social Distancing restriction, please be advised that Graveside Ceremony will be held privately at the convenience of the family due to the limited amount of persons permitted at the time of burial. Although there are many whom appreciate and would love to be present we feel the warmth and well wishes sent our way and appreciate them more than you will ever know.
We do encourage anyone who would like to join us for an online access to the Graveside Service Live as its is happening by following the instructions below:
TO JOIN US VIA LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER
-please make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
-open your web browser to the following address..... zoom.us
-upper right hand corner you will find a button which is labelled "Join a Meeting"
-the meeting ID requested at the time will be 2033308081
-the password will be 7777
-final automated steps will occur with your permission granting such access on your system to view the services as they happen. Keep in mind it will only be during the service and will not be available after the service for viewing at a later Time.
IF YOUR JOINING US VIA TABLET OR TELEPHONE (IOS OR ANDROID):
-please visit the google play store or app store
-in your search bar enter Zoom cloud meetings
-Download the app onto your unit
-after downloading the app, press on the app to enter
-click on the button , "Join a meeting"
-enter the number 2033308081 which is the meeting code
-enter the pass code: 7777
-join the meeting with your camera on and the device sound, that way you will be able to see and be seen, listen and be heard.
Finally we would like to remind everyone that during the webcast it is virtually one room where together everyone is watching what is happening and ALSO hear each other, talk to each other and everything is heard. We kindly request this is kept in mind in consideration of others who may join us and if there is background noise where you are, it may be extremely disturbing and therefore request your microphone be muted during the time of such disturbing sounds allowing those along with you to hear more clearly what is being said. Again, thank you in advance!