Marilyn Rodriguez Ortiz, 59, returned to the Loving arms of the Lord on January 3, 2021 in Bridgeport, CT. She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico to the late Rafael Rodriguez Martinez and Blanca Lydia Ortiz Robles.
Marilyn was a very social person who loved to dance, play dominoes and spend time with her friends. She was an avid bingo player and was very serious about couponing. She was an excellent cook who enjoyed feeding everyone.
Marilyn leaves behind to cherish her memories her loving children: Jose and his wife Christina, Lillian, Rafael, Keilani and Luis and her adoring 5 grandchildren and a host of friends and family.
All are invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm at Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 E. Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. Interment will take place on Monday, January 11, 2021. A procession will depart from the Noble Ave. side of the funeral home's parking lot at 10:00 am to proceed to Mt. Grove Easton Cemetery, 1 Harvester Road, Easton, CT.
Please see the most current regulations below regarding covid and the maximum capacity currently permitted inside the funeral home at any given time. Your health and well being is something that is non negotiable and our firm is committed to provide nothing but the safest and disinfected facilities during your visit. Therefore, it is imperative that any persons in excess of the maximum number permitted by law, will be lining up so that when some exit some may then enter, but all friends and NON IMMEDIATE Family will be requested to head outside to continue and allow everyone to come through pay their respects and above all share with the family as they intended by coming out that evening. Thank you for your cooperation!
Please be advised that due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic the Health Department Regulations and the State of Connecticut have implemented the status of Phase 2 for the protection and safety of all the residents of Connecticut.
- Therefore, During viewing times the ONLY ENTRANCE into the Funeral Home will take place through the BACK ENTRANCE of the Funeral Home (FRONT ENTRANCE CLOSED)
-In accordance to the Parameters set forth in Phase 2 of COVID 19 by the State of Connecticut, a maximum number of 43 persons are permitted inside our facility at the same time and any persons above that permitted amount will not be granted access until those friends which have entered the facility prior to the maximum reached, safely exit allowing the same number of guests that exit, to come inside. Again, the maximum number of persons, family , friends, acquaintances, elderly etc. cannot and will not exceed 43. Please understand, our efforts will entail announcing when a line is outside and people have not exited so that those inside can consider those outside in line. We can only encourage others that are NOT immediate family to kindly go outside, therefore permitting those patiently in line to exit enter the funeral home masks are ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED.
-Entrance is granted into our facility for those who are appropriately wearing a mask which covers their MOUTH AND NOSE and such mask MUST REMAIN ON CORRECTLY during the entire visit. We regret to inform all guests that regardless of relationship to deceased and/ or family member, such safety measures are not up for debate, nor negotiable by our firm and we cannot compromise the integrity of the safety measures set forth by exceeding the maximum persons in side the facility or anyone not utilizing the required face coverings. These restrictions are NOT OPTIONAL nor Debatable in the public environment.
-HUGGING AND /OR KISSING any member of the immediate family and/or friends is strongly discouraged, but be advised the Funeral Home, its representatives and or staff members assisting throughout the services cannot and will not assume any responsibility for anyone becoming exposed due to them not adhering to the rules and regulations set forth while inside our facility nor in the funeral services for such deceased in their entirety.
-Please remember everyone, we understand the trialing and time of Crisis our Country, State and City is found in. Therefore, we are requesting anyone whom is considering attending a service which will be held by our firm, in our facility to consider options of attendance such as those of a virtual nature where you may view the services being held during the designated time from the comfort of your home, vehicle or anywhere you can obtain an internet connection. With this in mind it will facilitate less cumbersome process of having to rotate individuals more than necessary and also preserving the health and well being for everyone in attendance and those whom remained home to watch virtually. We are requesting ALL those in attendance to attend with a mindset of cooperating with our unwavering commitment to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth of such policies and procedures, only created by our Health experts for the benefit of everyone in attendance in as a society in General. . Nobody has any other intention and/ or reason but to protect the health and well being of us all and any interaction other than that as ladies and gentlemen and as such expect the same interactions in return. Any other method and/or interaction is not considered appropriate and will terminate any persons visit immediately. It is our exclusive purpose of protection of your health, and those in attendance at the services from possible exposure to a virus which as affected so many in a negative fashion. If we have to bring something to someone's attention regarding such procedures not being adhered, we ask kindly to keep in mind it is not our goal to humiliate anyone but yet kindly remind everyone regarding our masks if not covering our nose and mouths to please do so. We do not know many, relationships etc. nor is our staff aware of all relationships, nor will it be part of what our intended purpose to have to address anything inside or outside but in the same fashion we are trying to maintain a safe and comfortable atmosphere, you allow us and assist us in making sure such integrity of the safety is never compromised. We want you to go home, the same way you have arrived, healthy and well!
Nobody within our firm will ask anyone to do something to be spiteful, nor be mean or intrusive, etc. and we understand its a sensitive time, but not doing so, exposes you not only to a virus but having to possibly deal with another funeral because of not keeping such details in mind. Therefore, we are kindly requesting that any interactions between all staff and Directors with the public be considered our way of caring....WE lose nothing by not caring, we lose nothing by walking away, but not caring is not in our DNA and has always been. You have come to expect this from our firm and nothing less. If need be and more than once a person is asked to be sure your mask is in its place then we it will have to be addressed again and although excuses as to why any lack of adherence to policies and procedures set forth for everyone's health are understandable, but adherence to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others is not negotiable and deliberate violation of the rules set forth by the Connecticut Department of health and the Governor's executive orders, will have to be addressed accordingly. If cooperation is not provided upon request, you may be asked to vacate the premises immediately and entrance will no longer be granted. Again, this is not our mission, not our goal, yet an atmosphere which all may share inside and outside our firm about a life well lived and if outside you want to remain without any protection we are not here to tell people anything while not inside our firm, that is your decision, so please keep in mind, its the protocol uncomfortable or not, also not meant to be mean or condescending. Again, such actions are meant to try to correct and/or prevent a possible exposure from occurring that may cost the life of someone with a delicate health condition whether it be towards yourself or another person.
Everyone has the right to their opinion and do as they wish, but just like we all must have a level of decorum when at certain places, functions and public locations, and municipal facilities and more, adherence to such policies is required wherever we go, , We strive to make this a seamless process but of course, it is only with the full cooperation of everyone in attendance to follow instructions thus facilitating and making this process one of least involvement of any family member due to non compliance of such rules and regulations by any guest or distant family member. Above all, the least possible stress to a family handling one of the most challenging times ever in their lives.