Francis J. Roderick

Roderick, Francis

Francis J. Roderick, 90 of FL and formerly of Milton, died peacefully on Sept. 28. Frank was the loving son of the late Manuel and Angelina (Aruda) Roderick and grew up in Somerville. He was a graduate of St. Clemens High School, Class of 41 where he excelled in hockey and baseball. The love story of 66 years begins in 1947, and the two married on July 3rd 1948. They raised their children in Milton before moving to FL in 1977. He started his working career as a Welder, at the Charlestown Shipyard, he was the proprietor to a roofing company and moved on to Frankie’s Lounge and Swifty’s Cafe. He also was a proprietor to a livery company for over 15 years in Boston.  While in FL Frank was a Deputy Sheriff in Broward County for over 21 years. Frank’s passion was sports however his whole world revolved around his family, and the love of his life, Louise. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his children. Loving husband of 66 years to Louise (Ferrera) Roderick of FL and father of Phillip F. Roderick and his partner, Michele Dennis of FL, Agnes F Rogan and her husband James of Milton, Fran Roderick of FL, and the late Anita Carrera and her former husband James Carrera and his wife Mary of VA. The Proud “Papa” of Sara, Jeffrey, Phillip, Lisa, Eric, Danielle, Adam, Jennifer, James, and 23 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren. Brother of Vera Ferro of FL and the late Manuel Roderick, Joseph Roderick, and Irene Rocha. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton at 10:00 AM on Fri. Oct. 3rd. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha’s Church, 432 Adams St. Milton at 11:00am followed by a burial at Milton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thurs. from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Vitas Health Care, 5420 NW 33rd Ave. STE 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.