Barbara Rodriguez

Barbara Rodriguez, beloved wife of Hector Rodriguez, age 61 of Shelton, CT, previously of Bronx, NY, died Thursday, July 5th, 2012 after her battle with cancer.

Barbara was born July, 14th, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Henry & Ena Klingner.

Barbara being a graduate of nursing school, dedicated her life to consistently helping those in need. Practicing her profession as a RN and later as an administrator in both New York and Connecticut, she touched the life of many.

Those who came to know her felt the professionalism, care and devotion she brought to the healthcare profession.

One with a quick wit and much humor, she saw laughter as a healing tool. She had a personality that made everyone laugh. Whether as a patient, friend, acquaintance, those who were fortunate enough to know her felt the joy and humor that she so willingly shared with others.

Barbara is survived by her husband Hector Rodriguez and her grandson Gabriel D. Rodriguez of Nashua, N.H.

Barbara was predeceased by her son Daniel D. Rodriguez.

Friends and family may visit in the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, July, 13th 2012 10am-11am and at 11am for a memorial service. Interment will be in the Lawn Cemetery in Huntington following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bishop Wicke Health Care for Hospice Patient services, 584 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484.

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—by the family