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Barbara E. (Carter) Roderick

Barbara RoderickBarbara Roderick of Somerville went to be with Our Lord on August 27, 2016. Beloved wife of the late John A. Roderick for nearly 65 years, she was the mother of the late Lana D. Roderick-Gilbert, Mark O. Roderick and his wife Linda of Simsbury CT, and John Alan Roderick and his wife Heather of Somerville, MA. Born January 28, 1926 in Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas, she was the sixth of 10 children--and eldest daughter--of the late Johnny and Leona (Moore) Carter, of Goldthwaite, TX. She was the beloved sister of James and Avril Carter, Mary Jo Melton-Hamilton, Charlotte Davis, Leona Mae Walton, and the late John Ralph, Alfred, Joe Drake and Garth Carter.Barbara is survived also by her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, all of whom she loved dearly.She attended school in Center City, TX and graduated from Goldthwaite High School in 1943, after which she attended nursing school at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, TX. It was there in late 1943 that she met her husband John A. Roderick. They were married Sept. 10, 1944 in Somerville, MA. She lived in East Cambridge and Somerville for the next 72 years until the time of her passing. She worked as an associate at the Men's Store at Filene's in Downtown Boston for nearly 25 years, retiring in 1986. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM. Service at the Somerville Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave., Somerville on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11AM with burial afterward at Calvary Cemetery in Winchester.


# Joseph LoRusso 2016-08-28 22:16
My condolences go out to the Roderick Family. Barbara was like a Mother to me as she always had a smile every time I came in contact with her. She was a proud mother and grandmother to all her children and family. I was privileged to know her and very much much privileged to be associated to this day with her family. She will be solely be missed by all.
# Lorraine Butler 2016-08-29 02:14
Sorry to hear about her passing she is now resting in peace may God be with her family
# Tony Fava 2016-08-29 18:40
John, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, saying an extra prayer for your family.
# Jeannette Lewis 2016-08-30 10:53
John, sorry to hear about your mother.....our deepest sympathies....Ron & Jeannette
# Philip and Joan Bran 2016-08-30 13:11
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. PEACE be with you and Barbara's Family.
# Dawn LaValley 2016-08-31 01:38
My heart is saddened by this. Barbara was a wonderful woman. And those few times I met her at Mt Auburn she & I would always talk how wonderful John& Heather were to her. No regrets. You were the lights of her life. She is now at peace in Paradise with Him, her husband & dear Lana. My prayers & love are with you at this time.
# Harold & Margaret 2016-08-31 15:15
Dear John and Family,

Margaret and I are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Harold & Margaret Mason
# Harold & Margaret 2016-08-31 17:25
Dear John & Family,

We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Harold & Margaret Mason
# Vic & Kris Hamilton 2016-09-01 16:27
Very sorry for your loss and wish we could have made the trip for her funeral but just didn't have enough time to get it all together. Bless all of you and may the good memories help get you through this time of sorrow.

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