Petra Rodriguez, passed away peacefully surrounded by her cherished family and close friends at White Plains Hospital on Sunday, February 10, 2019. After a long struggle with health issues, this loving mother and grandmother died at the young age of 67.
She was the beloved mother of Madeline Rosado-Moya & Katherine Rosado-Houser. Cherished grandmother of Joseph and Rachel Moya and Adam and Allyson Houser. She was the esteemed mother in law to Alex Moya and Darrell "Ralphie" Houser.
In her earlier years she devoted herself to being a counselor to a Christian Youth Group in the Bronx. She also enjoyed her air time on their Radio Station. She is well known among her neighbors for her compassion and charm. Playing cards and Bingo was her favorite pastime. On many occasions she took her grandchildren to parks to feed the pigeons. She took great pride in spoiling her grandchildren and always made birthdays and Christmases special for them. They gave her so much meaning in her life and whether she felt well or sick, they were the apple of her eye and of course they could do no wrong. She always worried about their happiness and their well-being.
She will always be remembered for wearing a smile and having an energetic spirit.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Petra's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association - www.diabetes.org
Funeral Mass Saturday 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, 670 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. The family will be present on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle and Andrew Ruggiero. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family