Obituary

Damasa Rodriguez
December 11, 1928 - June 6, 2019

Damasa Rodriguez

Damasa Rodriguez
Dec 11, 1928 - Jun 6, 2019

Damasa Rodriguez
Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support

On Thursday evening, June 6, Damasa (aka Dora) Rodriguez went to be with her Lord as she passed away gently in her sleep. She was 90 years old.

Dora was born December 11, 1928 in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba to her parents Aurelio and Nicasia Romero, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her late husband Jose Alfredo Rodriguez and three brothers, Epifanio Romero and Baldo Romero in recent years, and a 3 year old brother many years ago.

She is survived by her brother Juan Romero of Hallandale Beach, a niece, Esther Romero Hardy of Starke, and a nephew, Juan Carlos Romero, of Northport, New York.

Soon after the Cuban revolution in 1959, Dora fled to the United States, and in the following years became instrumental in helping many others who escaped the rule of communism. She was a generous benefactor and philanthropist, offering financial aide to others who could not escape, but who were forced to remain in the clutches of poverty brought on by communism. She was on a seven member missionary team to deliver the gospel and MAP international aid to Cuba in the year 2000.

Dora became a talented seamstress, working in the fashion industry in New York. She moved to Florida after coming to saving faith in Christ in 1962. After meeting the love of her life Alfredo, she married and became a licensed hair dresser. The two of them enjoyed a very successful business together. They were owners of The Jewel Box, a duplex hair salon/barbershop, first in Miami Beach and then in West Hollywood, where they purchased their first home. As a gifted seamstress she enjoyed sewing dresses for her niece Esther Julia during her years growing up.

She retired in 1995 and after the loss of her husband in 2001 Dora moved to Starke, Florida to be close to her brother Epifanio and sister-in-law Esther. She built a beautiful home and lived in Starke for the next 17 years. Following the death of her brother Epifanio in 2011, Dora and Esther resided with one another for the next seven years. Everyone in the neighborhood of Green Acres who knew her fondly called her "Tia," which is Spanish for "aunt."

In April of 2018, following several falls and the loss of her ability to stand, Dora relocated to The Pavilion for Healthy Care, an award winning nursing facility and part of Penney Retirement Community in Penney Farms, Florida. It was there that she spent her final year of life. The administration, nurses, and support staff at The Pavilion gave Dora much love and wonderful care, and for that her family will be forever grateful.

A funeral service will be held on June 19th at Fred Hunter's Funeral Home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, Florida. Service is at 11:00 am with visitation from 9:00-11:00. Interment will immediately follow at Hollywood Memorial Gardens - North. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Penney Retirement Community's Pavilion for Healthy Care, in memory of Damasa Rodriguez.

 
 

There are no tributes yet.

We encourage you to show your support by adding a tribute above:

  • Share your favorite memory of Damasa
  • Offer your condolences to the family
  • Light a virtual candle

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Jun
19
Wednesday
Fred Hunter Funeral Home Taft Street
6301 Taft Street
Hollywood, Florida 33024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service

Jun
19
Wednesday
Fred Hunter Funeral Home Taft Street
6301 Taft Street
Hollywood, Florida 33024
11:00 AM

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries for the next business day but early morning delivery cannot be guaranteed if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support
Damasa Rodriguez

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Damasa Rodriguez

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Damasa Rodriguez

Add to Your Calendar

Damasa Rodriguez

Obit Checkin

Damasa Rodriguez

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Damasa Rodriguez

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Damasa

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Damasa leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook


Try our free community resources...

Funeral Options Explained

Learn about funeral styles + unique options to have a personalized service or celebration.

Grieving from a Distance

Learn ways to show love and support to those who need it, and also begin the grieving process yourself, from a distance.

FREE List of Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

Click the "Learn More" button to enter your email to download the free PDF instantly.