Pilar Rodriguez

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Pilar Rodriguez, 88, of Metuchen, New Jersey, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Born in Madrid, Spain, she embarked on a journey that spanned continents, leaving an indelible mark on the lives she touched. Pilar's life was a tapestry woven with diverse threads. She began her journey in Madrid, Spain later moving to Cuba in 1961. In 1970, she returned to Spain before settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1974. Pilar moved to Edison, New Jersey where she lived for 15 years, and relocated to Metuchen, New Jersey 8 years ago, creating lasting memories and connections in each place. A woman of strong character and enduring spirit, Pilar embraced each chapter of her life with resilience and grace. Pilar found solace and joy in the creative arts. Her skilled hands brought life to fabrics as she sewed, and her green thumb transformed gardens into vibrant displays of nature's beauty. Pilar's culinary prowess was unmatched, as she prepared meals that not only nourished but also filled hearts with warmth and love. Her desire to stay informed led her to enjoy watching the news, while her passion for novelas provided a touch of escapism. Pilar's life journey was accompanied by profound moments of love and loss. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rosa Weiss. Yet, in the face of hardship, Pilar's strength and love endured, shaping the lives of those who remained. Pilar is survived by her loving sons, Octavio Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez, along with their respective spouses, Mariset and Josephine. Her legacy also lives on through her cherished grandchildren: David Diaz, Giovanni Rodriguez and his wife Amanda, and Gina Rodriguez and her husband Peter Aleman. Pilar's influence extends to the newest generation, as she was a proud great-grandmother to Alyssa Rodriguez. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects during the visitation, which will take place on Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. at the Petruccelli Funeral Home, located at 232 Christine St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 27, 2023
Petruccelli Funeral Home
232 Christine Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
(908) 352-8167
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