Carmen Rodriguez, age 78 and a longtime resident of Lorain, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at UH Elyria Medical Center.


Carmen was born December 10, 1942 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and moved to Lorain in 1989.  She was a former employee of Green Circle Growers, Oberlin.  All through her life Carmen was a God centered person who read her bible every day.  She was the core of her family and loved to cook for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.


Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Carlos and Daisy Retamar of Lorain, five grandchildren; Stephanie Retamar of Vermilion, Daniel Martinez, Rene Castro, Felipe Castro, and Anthony Garcia, all of Lorain, five great grandchildren, and her sister Esther Vargas of Puerto Rico.


She was preceded in death by her daughter Maria Retamar and her sister Teresa Vargas.


Family will receive friends on Wednesday at the Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, 3900 Broadway Avenue, Lorain from 11 a.m. until noon.  A graveside service will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.