Raymond M. Rodriguez, 77, of Rhinebeck, died peacefully on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.
For many years until his retirement, Ray was a Community Psychologist with New York State Taconic DDSO in Kingston, NY.
Ray was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rhinebeck.
Born on July 11, 1935 in Oceanside, NY, he was the son of the late Raymond B. and Viola (Myles) Rodriguez. He earned two Masters Degrees, one at Marist College and the other at Fordham University.
On Nov. 6, 1975, Ray married Mary Carolan at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Bronx, NY, and she survives at home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Jean Leirey (Joseph) of Lake Katrine, NY, and Cara Rainboth (Robert) of Glenville, NY; a son, Michael Rodriguez (Larissa) of Columbia, MD; a sister, Rita Bodie of New York, NY. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Katie, Erin and Amy Leirey, Colin and Abigail Rainboth, and Adam and Daniel Rodriguez.
Ray enjoyed a lifelong love of golf, starting as a caddy at Garden City Country Club and years later as Club Champion at the Edgewood Golf Course in Tivoli. He was also an avid swimmer and a participant in the Masters Swim Club at Bard College. He loved the outdoors including trips to North Lake and the Atlantic Ocean.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7-9 pm, and Wednesday from 10:30-11:15. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am at Good Shepherd Church, Rhinebeck. Burial will follow at St. Sylvia’s Cemetery, Tivoli.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Northern Dutchess Hospital for their wonderful care of Ray as well as their accommodations to his family.
Memorial donations may be made in Raymond’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.