Funeral Details

Josie Cruz Rodriguez

March 26, 1939 - February 4, 2024

Entombment - Private

Memorial Contributions

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews


In Loving Memory of Josefina C. Rodriguez

Josefina C. Rodriguez, aged 84, a resident of Illinois, passed away on February 4, 2024. She was born on March 26, 1939, in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. Josefina is survived by her three beloved children, Alfredo, John, and Sonia, and her cherished grandchildren, Danny, Cynthia, Lisa, Alex, Jason, Joshua, and Alivia.

Josefina was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother dedicated to her family's well-being and happiness. She found immense joy in being surrounded by her children and grandchildren, and her nurturing spirit touched the hearts of all who knew her.

In addition to her immediate family, Josefina is remembered for her warm and welcoming nature. She was an outgoing and sociable individual who thrived on building connections with others. Her vibrant personality created a sense of community wherever she went, and she leaves behind a legacy of kindness and compassion.

Josefina had a passion for bringing people together through the joy of food. She delighted in preparing delicious meals, creating a haven where family and friends could gather, share laughter, and create lasting memories. Her kitchen was a place of warmth and love, reflecting her generous spirit.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Rudolfo, and ex-husband, Juan, Josefina's life was marked by resilience and strength. Though they have left this world before her, their memories linger on, and Josefina's legacy endures through the lives of her children and grandchildren.

The family invites friends and well-wishers to join them in celebrating Josefina's life at the memorial service, which will take place at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, 5050 S.W. 20th St. Ocala, Florida 34474. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a charity that was close to Josefina's heart.

Josefina C. Rodriguez will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her, but her love and influence will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched. May she rest in eternal peace.

Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Rest in peace Josefina We will always be grateful to your f son Alfred and his family for caring for you with love and compassion. We will reassure them how you appreciated their action, love always your brother Fredo and entire family.

Serafina cruz
February 5, 2024
Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Sonia Rivera
February 5, 2024
The day and time has been set 🙂
We will be having a brief celebration of mom
Thursday. At noon. At Good Shepard memorial garden.
Ocala Fl. Although my mom has already been at rest since Sunday. In her spiritual resting place. We'd like to celebrate her life and internment.

I would please ask all who wish to comment on this message board to limit it to the memory of my Mom this forum is specifically in memory of her.

Al Rivera
February 6, 2024
May you rest in peace, surrounding you with love!!!

Mary Rivera
February 7, 2024