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Erik Ivan Rodriguez 1969-2021

Erik Ivan Rodriguez, 52, passed suddenly and tragically November 13th 2021. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Jessica Bartolo, three young children Cameron Price, Maximus and Michael Rodriguez, his brother Karl (Ashley) Rodriguez-Perez and sisters Sonia (Neic) Rodriguez and Gisella Rodriguez.

Born in New Haven, CT in 1969 to parents Ivan Rodriguez and Norma Segara. Along with his parents he was predeceased by us brother Jorge Rodriguez.

He lived a life with very few dull moments. Erik raised two children Jordan Rodriguez and Brianna Waldron at an early age before finding the love of his life in his early 40s and beginning a new chapter of excitement which included 3 wild boys. He was a devoted father, always utilizing his vast knowledge to lead his sons, who were his pride and joy. A loving husband who would do anything for his wife. Including learning to love and spoil cats just for her which he swore to never do. He was a loyal brother who lit up when talking about his brother. And a faithful friend to the many people who cared about him. He never met a person he couldn’t talk to.

He was a man of many talents and passions. Outside of his main passion for his family he was a skilled woodworker and craftsman. A man who always had a project to work on and was always willing to help someone in need.

Services are yet to be announced. A memorial fund in his name has been set up for his family. The outpouring of support and kindness that is being shown to his immediate family has proven just how many lives he touched in his much too short 52 years on this earth.

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I woke up disoriented and startled.

Failing to comprehend why my cheeks felt moist to the touch...

Then I remembered.

That smile such as my own, will never touch my time and space again.

Your laughter echoes in the wind as a distant joy passes me by.

I don't understand and maybe I was never meant to.

Maybe I was meant to remember that curly haired boy who sought me out to play when the world of grown-ups was too complicated to understand. The same sweet soul who without hesitation, gave me his home and his family as an adult so that I too can rejoice in his accomplishments. In his legacy.

I know this collective pain all too well,…


Tricia Waldie
Tricia Waldie
Nov 21, 2021

I worked with Erik an was where we met. Was a good friend always. The picture of him with boys an by garden with cigar n glass of wine will Always how i will remember him. He LOVED his family so much. I purchased a piece of his woodwork last year for my 1st home an it was special to me but it's cherished forever now. Like His Memory. My heart broke finding out he was gone. I promise to Be there n check in on the family my friend.

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