Gerald Rodriguez

Gerald Rodriguez

Thursday, October 12th, 1961 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Due the current governmental restrictions related to the COVID-19 Virus burial services will be held privately but streamed on our facebook page at and a public funeral Mass will be celebrated and announced after the restrictions are lifted

Gentle Kind Hearted Soul
WATERBURY - Gerald Rodriguez, age 58, of Waterbury CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 29, 2020 at Yale New Haven Hospital after an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of Daianna (Garcia) Rodriguez.
Gerry was born October 12, 1961 in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Tomas and Genevieve Rodriguez. He was a graduate of Kennedy High School and spent many years working as a toolmaker for various manufacturing companies in the Cheshire area. Gerry enjoyed reading, and playing pool and was a diehard NY Giants and Mets fan. He was a member of the Waterbury PRYO Group and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sheriden Council #24 in Waterbury and he was a parishioner of Mary Mother of Church Parish. Gerry will be fondly remembered by all who were blessed to know and love him.
Left to honor his legacy and cherish his love and memory, besides his wife, Daianna of 33 years, are his sons; Rubin and Justin Rodriguez of Waterbury as well as his siblings; Jose Rodriguez, Thomas (Margie) Rodriguez, Manuel (Becky) Rodriguez, and Carlos Rodriguez all of Waterbury, his sisters; Antonia (Dom) Ferrucci of Waterbury, Lillian (Eddie) Velez and Dolores Rodriguez of Port Charlotte FL, and Genevieve (Raul) Santiago of Waterbur y and numerous nephews and nieces . He was predeceased by his siblings; Miriam Joines, Robert Rodriguez, and Mary Ann Velez.
Due to the current governmental restrictions concerning COVID 19, funeral services for Mr. Rodriguez be limited to his immediate family. A live stream of the burial services will be webcast on the funeral home Facebook page on Tuesday May 5th 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from Calvary Cemetery Waterbury. Please go to to access the webcast. Please keep Gerry and his family in your prayers during these challenging times. Once the restrictions are lifted, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held and announced publicly. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home has been honored to assist the Rodriguez family during this difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Rodriguez family on Gerry’s tribute page at
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to:
Yale New Haven Liver Transplant
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 11:00am
    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main ST
    Waterbury, CT 06705
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev John Lavorgna
  • Interment

    New Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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Lisa Barbuti-Roberts

Posted at 09:25am
I remember working with Gerry at HSI and then I would see him at my part time job(s) - bartending and waitressing. He was a caring person person who loved to laugh and enjoy life. My deepest sympathies to his wife Daianna, Ruben and Justin as well as his other family members and friends.
Lisa Barbuti-Roberts

Linda Janowitz

Posted at 07:53am
I remember Gerry as a happy man supportive of his family and friends. To his large family especially his brother Tom and wife Margie May he Rest In Peace and May you enjoy your wonderful memories of him. Love Jack and Linda Janowitz

geni Derouin

Posted at 05:47pm
Dolly and the rest of the Rodriguez Family, please except our condolences. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Geni Derouin & Caryn Olcik.

Jessica Cooper

Posted at 06:57pm
I am so sorry for your loss. May your happy memories together wrap you in God’s love and light.

Laura Gen Posted at 08:16pm



Posted at 02:18pm
Daianna and family, we want to express our deepest condolences for you loss. We will always remember the picnics and bowling nites we had together. These already are trying times and his loss makes it that much more. So sorry, words are just not enough but they are deeply meant. You and your family are in our prayers. With much sympathy, Roger and Susan Bournival

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