It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Manuela Rodriguez, age 81, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2021. She was born on February 18, 1940 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She was married to Nelson Rodriguez Sr. who preceded her death in 2003. Manuela was a loving & devoted mother of Madeline Telles, Nelson Rodriguez Jr., Edwardo Rodriguez, Evelyn Tirado, and Nancy Torres. She treasured her children, embraced every moment with them, and was very proud of all of them. Manuela loved her 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 3 Son-In-Laws, 3 Daughter-In-Laws, nephews, nieces, her close family friends, and her home attendants whom all loved her as well. Manuela always made people around her laugh. She enjoyed her life and also enjoyed her time with family, especially during family gatherings. Mom was the strongest woman, she wasn't afraid of anyone or anything. She enjoyed cooking, playing dominoes, and the casino. She also shared her love with food, always making sure that anyone that would come to the house would get a meal. Mom always greeted you with a smile and open arms. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Family and friends will be received on Monday March 15, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am followed by funeral services at 11:30am at the DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home 2755 South Lincoln Ave, Vineland NJ. Burial will follow at Siloam Cemetery in Vineland, NJ.