- April 10, 1919 - January 24, 2017
of Mary's Passing
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The Paul Mortuary
Mary Avila Rodrigues
April 10, 1919 ~ January 24, 2017
A native of Stratford, California, Mary has been a Pacific Grove resident for seventy-four years. She retired as a Payroll Clerk at Ft. Ord after a career spanning thirty-five years.
Mary was a parishioner at St. Merici Catholic Church for seventy-four years where she was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Angela. In addition, she was an active member of several Portuguese organizations including FDES of Monterey (Past First Lady), Our Lady of Fatima Society of Pacific Grove and the SPRSI/LUSO.
Mary is survived by her husband of thirty-seven years, Manuel S. Rodrigues; her brother, Manuel F. (Marge) Avila of Seaside; her stepchildren, Goretti (Manuel) Soares and Marianna Rodrigues of Pacific Grove and Manuel H. "Bert" Rodrigues of Paradise, her nephews, Gerald and Joseph Avila; her sister-in-law, M. Delphina Miguel and many nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada and the Azores. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Maria Rubina C. Avila, her sister, Madeline Olvera and her brother-in-law, Bob Olvera.
Mary's family wishes to thank the team at Carmel Hills Care Center; Holly, a very special lady who cared for Mary for many years; Hospice of the Central Coast and Dr. Helenius. Also thank you to all family and friends for their support. Memorial donations are suggested to the donor's favorite charity.
Visitation will be at The Paul Mortuary Chapel this Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 with recitation of the Rosary at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 at St. Angela Merici Church followed by entombment at San Carlos Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.