Paul Anthony Rodrigues
May 1950 ~ February 2022
Paul Anthony Rodrigues went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February, 12, 2022. He passed away peacefully at his home in Denair, CA.
Paul was born to his parents, Clarence and Mary Rodrigues, on May 16, 1950 in Bakersfield, CA. Paul grew up on a small farm in Arvin, CA, where he helped his mom and dad with the daily chores. In 1963 the family, Clarence and Mary, John, MaryAnn, Paul, James and Marlissa, moved to a 20-acre ranch on East Tuolumne Avenue in Turlock, CA when Paul was twelve years old.
Paul attended Sacred Heart School, Denair High School, and Modesto Junior College. After working at a few odd jobs, Paul began his career at the Turlock Irrigation District for 33 years. Paul was a lineman and an Electrical Supervisor. He retired in 2012.
In retirement, Paul volunteered at the Sacred Heart School Thrift store, where he helped stocking and organizing merchandise and repairing anything that ran on electricity. Paul was the consummate handyman; he could repair anything. It was said, “If Paul can’t fix it, nobody can.”
Paul is survived by his brother John Rodrigues, John’s wife Linda Rodrigues, brother James Rodrigues, his sisters MaryAnn Rodrigues and Marlissa Carlson, Marlissa’s husband Gregg Carlson, nephews Terry Rodrigues, Chase Carlson, Joshua Rodrigues, and Brint Carlson, and nieces Tracy Rodrigues, Rita Hansen, Jessica Brooks and Lisa Short. He is also survived by his wife of ten years, Linda Rodrigues.
Paul is also survived by his adoptive children, Eden Trevino, Christian Duran the beloved mothers of his four grandchildren, Ana Gonzalez and Jasmine Duran, his grandchildren, Melanie, Caleb, Damian and Aurora, who are the joy of his life.
Paul also leaves behind cousins here in the U.S. and in Europe, great nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary Rodrigues, and his loving partner of 25 years, Christine Duran.
There will be a Rosary held at Allen Mortuary, 247 North Broadway in Turlock, on Monday, February, 21, 2022 at 6 PM and a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 1200 Lyons Avenue in Turlock, at 10 AM on Tuesday, February, 22, 2022. Internment will be private after the Mass.