Carol L. (Morris) Rodrigue, age 79, wife of Benoit J. Rodrigue lost a long battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in East Windsor, CT. She was born on April 6, 1940 in Broad Brook, CT to Catherine (Dominick) and Andrew Morris. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 58 years, Ben and their four children, Paul Rodrigue of Brattleboro, VT, Denise Rodrigue of East Haddam, CT, Diane Rodrigue of Enfield, CT and Janine R. Conti and her husband Joe of Stratton, VT. She was predeceased by her sister Ann Lothian of Windsor Locks and is survived by her younger brother Mike Lasko of East Hartford, CT; brother-in-law, Elzear Rodrigue from Broad Brook, and a cousin, Sis Chapman from South Windsor, CT. She will be truly missed by her 7 grandchildren, Lindsey and Phil Aguiar, Michael, Joey and Derek Conti, Austin Sevigny and Tony Sheehan, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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Carol grew up mostly in Manchester CT and was a graduate of Manchester High School in 1958. Carol took great pride in her home and raising her children. She was also employed by Stanadyne, Cigna, G&R Valley and Hartford Mechanical. She loved working with numbers, and she was also amazing bowler for many years. Her and Ben raised their family in East Hartford before moving to the outskirts of Manchester, CT, then Heath, MA and West Stafford, CT. She also spent some winter months in Florida, which she loved.
Carol loved bowling, knitting, gardening, dancing the Cha Cha and traveling to Maine and Rhode Island to visit her close friends, Celine and Jean. She also adored her devoted little shlt-zu, Cody who was always by her side. Carol was also a devoted Yankee fan as well. She also enjoyed her gatherings with the Red Hat Society.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all the nurses from Hospice, especially Lisa, Tammy, Diane and Donna.
Carol's circle of life will be complete as she was born and baptized in Broad Brook at St. Catherine's Church and will have her funeral service there as well. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor, CT. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Catherine's Church, 6 Windsorville Rd. Broad Brook, CT. Burial will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Broad Brook, CT completing her circle of life. For online condolences please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com