Jessie J. Roderiques, 98, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2021. She was the wife of the late Jose (Gus) Roderiques.
Jessie was born in Oswego, NY and was the daughter of the late Richard Whitmore and Sarah (Carpenter) Whitmore.
Jessie spent her whole life as a resident of Dighton. She was employed as a seamstress at Darwood Mills in Fall River for many years until her retirement. Once Jessie retired, she worked hard every day to care and provide for generations of her family. Teaching them her trade of sewing, cooking, gardening and most importantly instilled in all of them the importance of “Family”. She enjoyed quality time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing cards and board games and taking day trips. Her home was always open to anyone and she will be fondly remembered by all as the most kind and caring woman whose unconditional love radiated through anyone she met.
She is survived by her children, Charles Roderigues and his wife Charlene of Dighton, Josette Dionne of Assonet, Jeannette Roderigues of Lowell, Augustine Roderigues and his wife Evelyn of Dighton, Gregory Roderigues of Dighton and Sarah Dionne of Dighton; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Joseph “Joey” Roderigues and the sister of the late Richard, Harry and Charles Whitmore.
A time of visitation will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4-7pm in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St.Somerset.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, July 10th at 9am with prayers beginning in the funeral home at 10am.
Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Somerset.
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