May 25, 2018

Thelma M. (Medina) Rodrigues


Thelma M. (Medina) Rodrigues, 48, of East Providence, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at Mass General Hospital. Born in Mosteiro das Flores, Portugal, she was a daughter of Mario da Costa Medina & Maria Jesus Avelar Medina of Bristol.
Thelma worked as a housekeeper for many years and worked at St. George School as an aid in the Health Care Center. She loved animals, reading, spending time by the water, and had a passion for helping the elderly. Her greatest joy of all was spending time with her children.

In addition to her parents, she leaves her two loving children: Marisa Rodrigues and Derek Rodrigues of East Providence. She was the sister of Lucia Medina Costa of Bristol, loving aunt of Cierra Costa of Bristol, and the best friend of Jane Medeiros of Bristol.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 am in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main St., Suite 2, Clarkston, MI 48346 will be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George C. Lima Funeral Home. For online messages of condolence, please visit


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