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Marjorie A. “Margie” Rodriguez  

Marjorie A. “Margie” Rodriguez

April 9, 1948 – October 26, 2018

Marjorie A. “Margie” Rodriguez, age 70, of Collins Park, New Castle, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, in Christiana Hospital.

Margie’s career was in Nutrition Services, as she began in 1984 working in the Colonial School District, specifically Colwyck Elementary School. She loved the elementary students, but had a very special place in her heart for the children of John G. Leach School. In 1997, she was promoted to lead worker. After nearly 30 years of service, Margie decided it was time to retire in 2013.

One of her supervisors said: “If I had a ‘Top 10’ list, Margie would be on it!”

Margie is survived by her beloved husband, Israel Rodriguez, whom she was married to for nearly 56 years; her daughter, Diane Rush (Joseph A. Rush, Jr.) of New Castle; granddaughter, Ashley Rush Collacchi (Joshua Collacchi) of Middletown; brothers, John R. Allen and Donald E. Allen both of New Castle. Margie was predeceased by her father, John Allen; mother, Gladys Goodyear; sisters, Jean Orange and Gladys L. Skrzec; and brother, James T. Allen.

One of the joys in Margie’s life was spending time with family. She loved hosting Christmas and Easter holidays. It was well known, everyone looked forward to her cooking. Those holidays were very special and all will cherish those memories. Margie was a special person and will be missed my many.

Services will be at 11 am on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE, where friends may gather beginning at 10 am. Burial will be in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), https://rarediseases.org/. The family asks that any donations made be dedicated to Margie Rodriguez as a memorial donation.

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  1. Catherine Johnson, October 30, 2018

    Such a lovely woman taken way to soon…thoughts and prayers to Israel Diane and Allen and granddaughter Ashkey. She will be greatly missed!

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  2. Alex Rosado, October 30, 2018

    Aunt Margie,

    Thats who you were to me. You will always have a special place in my heart. I will always remember how you never liked your picture taken during family get togethers. But I always ask myself why, you had such a wonderful smile that showed everyone how beautiful and caring you were.You will truly be missed and our prayers go out to Tio Israel, Diane and family.

    Rest In Peace,

    Alex & Family

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  3. Brenda Spoerl, October 31, 2018

    Sending prayers to Margie’s family at this time for strength at this time . So sorry for your loss.

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  4. Maryanne melnick, October 31, 2018

    She such a nice lady I worked with her when I first started my career with the district she was so caring with the children and it amazed me she knew every child first and last names and she would address each one that way she took me under her wing and taught me a lot while I was there she will be greatly missed my condolences go out to her family ” my the Lord give them peace.”

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  5. Caroline Chahalis, November 1, 2018

    Uncle Israel, Diane, Allen, Ashley and family….I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news of Aunt Margie’s passing. Nick and I are so so very sorry for such a huge loss. I wish I had the right words to try to comfort you at this extremely difficult times. Just know many people loved her and will miss her spirit.Thinking of all of you.

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