Gladys Caridad Rodríguez – May 17, 2023


Gladys Caridad Rodriguez, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on May 17, 2023.

Born on January 16, 1940 in Matanzas, Cuba. She emigrated from Cuba to the United States in 1970 with her immediate family, making Hoboken, NJ her home, alongside her parents, siblings and many caring neighbors.

“Lalita” as she was known by family and friends will be remembered for her deep religious faith,
elegance and her ability to make even a stranger feel like a longtime friend with her quick wit and keen sense of humor.

Lalita was predeceased by her beautiful, loving daughter Ana Mercedes Cantore and her husband, Dominick Cantore, who bore three wonderful grandchildren, Michael with his fiancé Lisa, Christopher with his wife Mackenzie and Amanda. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Jackson, Stella, Parker, Adriana and Landon. Through them all, her legacy will live on.

She is survived by her son Ernesto with his fiancé Doug, her partner of twenty-six years Pedro, her sister Oilda and brother Ramiro.

She leaves behind a large extended family of nephews, nieces and cousins, who will all remember her with great fondness and affection.

Visitation for Gladys will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Lawton Turso Funeral Home at 633 Washington Street, Hoboken (Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh). A Funeral Mass will be offered at St Ann Roman Catholic Church in Hoboken (Corner of Seventh and Jefferson Streets) on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. 

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

2 thoughts on “Gladys Caridad Rodríguez – May 17, 2023

  1. So sorry for your loss, may God hold you all in the palm of his hands during this difficult time.

  2. So glad to have had the pleasure to have gotten to know this amazing woman. A kind, spiritual, loving soul . And although we had a language issue from time to time, how much of a great sense of humor she had. Will cherish her at our home for Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve dinners. Glad she was the last person to dine with in New Jersey, as she made that night special. Love to Ernesto, his nieces, nephews & family

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