Norma Rodriguez

Obituary of Norma Rodriguez

Norma Haydee Rodríguez, born August 10, 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the late Carmen and Sinecio Escobar, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on October 28th in Webster, New York after a struggle with cancer. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Andrés Juan Rodriguez, son John Paul Rodriguez and his wife Lucille and son Andrew (Victor, NY), and son George Louis Rodriguez and his wife Andréa and soon to be born son (Spokane, WA). She is preceded in death by her brother Omar Escobar.

Norma grew up in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires and graduated as an elementary school teacher. While working as a teacher, Norma attended the University of Buenos Aires. There she earned her post graduate degree in medical social work. She would then put that education to work serving families in local Buenos Aires hospitals. Upon marrying Andrés in 1965, they moved to Los Angeles, California where she supported his efforts during university schooling and later his international career. Norma fondly shared her memories of those simpler early California days, where she and Andres enjoyed weekend drives among the orange orchards and views of Southern California. Eventually settling in Rosemead, California Norma gave birth to their first child in 1968. In 1975, after the birth of their second son, Norma and Andres would move west to the beautiful peninsula city of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Norma was an active volunteer in the boy’s schools while living in Palos Verdes. In 1992, Andres’s career would lead them to the shores of Lake Ontario as they re-located to Webster, NY. Norma lead a peaceful existence in their home nestled on the bluffs of Irondequoit Bay where she enjoyed artistic expressions including painting, drawing, photography and pressing dried flowers from her garden into laminated pieces. She kept up to date on national and global politics, always with an eye for justice. Under her watch, there was never a hungry squirrel, finch or cardinal on the back deck. She did play favorites, as no blue jay went unpunished by her verbal scorn, as they made off with a peanut intended for another critter. By her side for many years was Mary, the family doberman/boxer mix. Mary kept a close eye on Norma, as they shared a special bond.

Gifted with an endless amount of patience and love for her family, Norma cared for her special people intensely. She will be missed forever, but never forgotten.

 Rest in peace, Manzanita. 

Respectfully, the Rodriguez family requests, in lieu of flowers to please consider donating to the Webster Comfort Care home that lovingly cared for Norma in her last days.

Webster Comfort Care Home
700 Holt Road
Webster, NY 14580


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