Ester Rodrigues, 84, of Hudson, NH, died peacefully on January 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Ester was born April 1, 1933 in Madeira, Portugal, daughter of the late Maria and Manuel Andrade.
Ester was predeceased by her loving husband Manuel Rodrigues of Madeira, Portugal, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Ester and Manuel started their life together in 1952 when they married and started their family in Madeira, Portugal. In 1959, Ester and Manuel moved to Caracas, Venezuela, and later relocated to the New England area in 1968. Upon arriving in New England, they lived in the Boston area and finally settled in Hudson, NH in 2000.
Ester dedicated her life to raising her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, a wonderfully caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and fun-loving sister. She was a role model for all of her children, teaching by example how to treat others with kindness and respect.
She enjoyed spending time in the garden, cooking holiday meals for the family while re-creating various delicious Portuguese dishes, and travelling the world, particularly her vacation trips to Mexico.
She will be dearly missed by her family and friends including her five children: Maria Griggs and her husband Terry of Boston, Ruy Rodrigues of Miami, Sue Cronin of Nashua, Maria Kraemer of Hudson, Anthony Rodrigues and his wife Lori of New Boston; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters; brothers; and many more family members.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 27th at the Farwell Funeral home at 18 Lock St, Nashua, NH between 1-3pm. A brief service will be held at the funeral home between 3-3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Ester’s memory to the Community Hospice Home in Merrimack, NH at www.hhhc.org. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneral.com.