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“Thelma was the sweetest woman I have ever known; that smile, the laugh and genuine kindheartedness that you rarely see. Marisa and Derek i'm so so...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: David Jewers - Lowell, MA

“RIP friend you will be missed! God bless you and your family❤ ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Chrystal Tyson - Warwick, RI

“I shared a hospital room at Mass General with Thelma for 10 days. She was such a beautiful person. We had wonderful conversations about life and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Cavalconte - Bristol, RI

“My condolences to the entire family. Thelma was a classmate of mine at SES and also BHS. She worked with my Mother and Aunts for a few years as well....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Da Ponte Leach - Bristol, RI

“So sorry, that she passed so young, I went to school with her.. she was a very nice person.. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: David Morais - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“Marisa & family,I wish you my deepest condolences during this tough time. I will continue to pray that Thelma is at peace, she was a beautiful...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Taylor Lawton - Chepachet, RI


Thelma M. (Medina) Rodrigues, 48, of East Providence, passed away on August 4, 2017 at Mass General Hospital. Born in Mosteiro das Flores, Portugal, she was the daughter of Mario da Costa Medina & Maria Jesus (Avelar) Medina of Bristol.
Thelma worked as a housekeeper for many years and as an aid at St. George School in the Health Care Center. She loved animals, reading, spending time by the water, and had a passion for helping the elderly. Her greatest joy of all was spending time with her children.
In addition to her parents, she leaves her two loving children Marisa Rodrigues and Derek Rodrigues both of East Providence. She was the sister of Lucia Medina Costa of Bristol; loving aunt of Cierra Costa of Bristol; and the best friend of Jane Medeiros of Bristol.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM in St. Elizabeth's Church, 577 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main Street Suite 2, Clarkston, MI 48346 will be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the George C. Lima Funeral Home.

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