Frances ( Rezendes) Roderick, age 89, of East Falmouth, MA, died Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Royal Nursing Home, after an lengthy illness. She was the wife the late John C. Roderick. Born in Wareham and raised in Falmouth, she was the daughter of the late Manuel P. and Mary L. (Lopes) Rezendes.
Frances was worked for Raytheon Company and as an Assistant Liberian in the Children’s Room at the Falmouth Public Library. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and taught Catechism for 35 years and sang in the church choir. Frances was a recipient of the Marian Medal. She was also involved in the Echo Program on Cape Cod and she served in ministry at the Barnstable County Jail for 10 years. She loved family and was involved in many community activities.
She leaves two daughters, Ann Roderick-Dumaine and her husband Roger of E. Falmouth and Judith Roderick of E. Falmouth; four grandchildren: Paul Roderick, Julia and Katherine Dean and Nancy Roderick Brett. She was the sister of Dorothy Filkins of RI, Alvira Corey, Josephine Gonsalves and Mary Barrows, all of Falmouth. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Cynthia, Paul and Ricardo J. Roderick.
Visiting Hours will be held Friday, Sept 1 from 8:00-9:30 AM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, FALMOUTH. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Hwy., East Falmouth. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 167 E. Falmouth Hwy., East Falmouth, MA 02536, St. Vincent De Paul Society, or Alzheimer’s Association, 473 South Street West, Suite 3, Raynham MA 02767.