Louise L. Roderick

Louise L. Roderick, age 93, of Milton and Fort Lauderdale , Florida, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family while in the care of Hospice, Monday, September 4. 2017.

Louise was the loving daughter of the late Philip and Agnes (LaMattina) Ferrera whom immigrated from Sicily in 1908 and settled in the North End of Boston when they started their family.  On July 3, 1948 she would marry the love of her life, Francis J. Roderick. The two would settle in Milton where Louise was a devoted mother and homemaker and later when her family were grown she worked at Rust Craft Greeting Cards and a ten year career with Gold Seal Rubber Company.

She loved to entertain with fabulous food, love, laughter and dancing . She loved being with her family, shopping with all her girls, and in her younger years was active at St. Mary of the Hills Church in Milton, St. David’s and St Malachy’s both in Florida. She was very active in all her  communities.

Louise was the devoted wife of 66 years to the late Francis J. Roderick and loving mother of Phillip F. Roderick and his partner Michele Dennis of FL, Agnes F. Rogan and her husband James of Humarock, Francesca Roderick of Miami Beach FL, and the late Anita Carrera and her former husband James Carrera and his wife Mary of VA. Proud “Nana” of 9 grandchildren , and great grandmother of 23 and great great grandmother of  7.  Sister of Lena Carita of Abington and her late husband Joseph and sister of the late James Ferrera and his wife Mary of FL. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Friday September 8 at 8:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton at 9:00am followed by a  burial at Milton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, 4-8pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to VITAS Hospice Community , 5420 N. W. 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.