In Memory of Phillip Rodriguez

The CTARS Board received word that a dear member and friend, Phillip Rodriguez (Philrodrigo) passed away. 

We send our sincerest regards and deepest sympathies to his family during this time sorrow. We have had some amazing times and memories with Phill throughout the years and will deeply miss him and his sense of humor. He will always be remembered for his love of colorful euphyllia, beautiful and eye popping zoas and his amazing cooking.

Phill's Obituary Published in The Day on Feb. 12, 2015:
Ledyard - Phillip Matthew Rodriguez, 33, of Ledyard, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

He was born Jan. 10, 1982, in Westerly, the son of Marie (Falzarano) Rodriguez of Ledyard and the late Manuel C. Rodriguez. He attended local schools in Ledyard and graduated from Grasso Tech in the Culinary Class of 2000. Phillip was currently employed as a chef at Kitchen Little in Mystic. He was a member of CT Area Reef Society. He was an avid salt water aquarium enthusiast, building and designing many tanks for family and friends.

In addition to his beloved mother, he is survived by three siblings, Michael and his wife, Zinthia Rodriguez, of Quaker Hill, and Brian and Traci Rodriguez, both of Ledyard; and his nieces and nephews, Shai, Alexi, Carmine, Ziana and Carmello. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Angela Falzarano of Canterbury; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

His family will greet relatives and friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., Mystic. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Ledyard Congregational Church, 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard. Burial will follow in Avery-Stoddard Cemetery, Ledyard.

Donations in his memory may be made to CTARS. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theday/obituary.aspx?pid=174125061#sthash.lKGVza5H.dpuf