Manuel Rodrigues


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, January 14, 2021
St. Charles Church
280 Main St.
Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
(781) 933-0300

Obituary of Manuel A Rodrigues

Funeral Mass can be viewed by going to St. Charles Website


Manuel A. Rodrigues (Manny) of Woburn, MA passed away in his home beside his love Carolina Lima and her children, on Saturday evening, January 9, 2021.  He was 75 years old.  Manny was born in Madeira Island in Portugal. He was the son of the late João and Clarisse Da Cova.   In 1970, at the age of 25, he came to the United States after serving his country in the Portuguese Army.  He settled in Somerville, MA and started his career in the food industry.  Manny was currently working for Woburn High School.  He loved his job and his daily interaction with the students and faculty.  He had been working at the high school for 12 years. 

Manny was the beloved companion and life partner of Carolina Lima of Woburn. Embracing her children, Paula Abreu & her husband John of Woburn, Dora Ramos & her husband John of Woburn and Steven Lima & his wife Melinda of Rockport as his own, he was devoted to family.  Known as Vovô Manny, he was a loving grandfather to Daniel, Kristen, Dylan, Tony, JP and Leland and great grandchildren, Leah, Ariana, Myla and Brinley.

Manny valued life.  He had a wonderful life together with his beloved Carolina Lima for over 20 years.  They enjoyed annual trips to Portugal to visit family and attended all the Portuguese festivals.  Manny had a passion for soccer and loved to play sueca.  He enjoyed gardening and his daily walks around Horn Pond in Woburn.  Manny will be remembered as a patient, quiet, friendly, and humble man.

Family was very important to Manny.  He was the brother of Irene Pereira and her husband Adrian, John Rodrigues and his wife Rita, Filomena Teixeira and her husband Mario, Odete Galvão and her husband Fernando, Orlando Da Cova and his wife Linda, and Joe Da Cova.  He leaves behind a large extended family that he loved dearly, with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street on Wednesday, January 13 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn on Thursday, January 14 at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass.   A private family burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.  The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the St. Charles website by going to the following link at 10 a.m.    A celebration of his life will be held at a later date when all family and friends are able to safely gather in remembrance.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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