St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church for Albert Rodriguez, 94 , who passed away on July 23, 2020.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 5 p.m. on Sunday until 9 p.m. and continued on Monday at 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
A rosary was prayed by Raymond Rodriguez at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Fr. Ed Degeyter officiated at the Funeral Mass. Readers were Breigh Rodriguez and Vicky C. Rodriguez.
Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
A native of St. Martinville and longtime resident of Cade, Albert was born on January 13, 1926, to Joseph Adam Rodriguez and Stella Bonin Rodriguez. Albert honorably served his country in the United States Navy. He married the love of his life, Laura Mae Louviere, on May 14, 1947, a union that lasted 73 years.
He worked as Assistant Chief Engineer at Iberia Sugar Cooperative for 45 years. Following his retirement in 1992, he enjoyed gardening, fixing things around the house, monitoring his rain gauge, and tending to his perfectly manicured lawn. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
A firm believer in hard work and providing a good life for his family, he was proud to instill these virtues in his children and grandchildren. In his words, “I might have told you this already, but I’m going to tell you again…”
He is survived by his wife, Laura Louviere Rodriguez; three sons, Mike (Vicky C.) Rodriguez, Lawrence (Ethel G.) Rodriguez and Sherman J (Susan B.) Rodriguez; daughter, Linda Rodriguez (Douglas) Landry; grandchildren, Larry J Rodriguez, Vance J Rodriguez, Steven J Rodriguez, Vicki R Derouen, Tiffany R Gauthier, Reneé Landry Ortego and Breigh V. Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Alaina Rodriguez, Katherine “Katie” Derouen, Laura Derouen, Olivia Gauthier, Sarah Gauthier, Evan Rodriguez and Tevin L. Ortego; one great-grandson on the way, Breck Ry Ortego; brother, Allen Rodriguez; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Louviere Broussard and Judy Louviere Berard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Adam and Stella Bonin Rodriguez; sister, Edith Rodriguez Boutte; brother, Alton Rodriguez; and a great-grandson, Ryzer J Ortego.
Pallbearers were Mike Rodriguez, Lawrence Rodriguez, Sherman Rodriguez, Douglas Landry, Larry Rodriguez and Evan Rodriguez.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the wonderful staff of Hospice of Acadiana, especially Laura Thibodeaux and Melissa Vital, for their exceptional care and compassion.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70503.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville was in charge of arrangements.