Maria T. Rodriguez

December 28, 1940 ~ August 11, 2020 (age 79)


Maria (nee Trueba) Rodriguez, 79, of Little Falls, passed away on August 11, 2020. 

 Born in Scranton, Pa. Mrs. Rodriguez moved to Newark, NJ as a toddler. She resided there before moving to Kearny in 1987 and then to Little Falls in 2007. Maria retired in 2008 as a Supervisor for State of New Jersey, Division of Youth & Family Services.

Mrs. Rodriguez was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, Newark and a member of Italian American War Veterans (ITAM) Ladies Auxiliary, Post #8 of Newark.

She was predeceased by her husband, Enrique Rodriguez, her parents, Cresencio and Carmela (nee Biondi) Trueba, and her four brothers, Cresencio, Jr., Michael, Candido and Manuel Trueba.

Maria is survived by her two daughters, Carmela (Jerry) Christoforatos and Maria (the late Rocco) Senatore, both of Little Falls, NJ; her son, Ricky (Margarita) Rodriguez of North Arlington, NJ; and her grandson, Dante Nicholas Christoforatos; her three sisters-in-law, Anita and Sara Trueba and Phyllis Testa and her many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 pm at Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Little Falls, New Jersey. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 am Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, 259 Oliver Street, Newark (Please meet at Church). Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Due to current restrictions on allowable numbers (50) inside the funeral home, it is requested that those attending the visitation be courteous by limiting their time inside in order to allow others the opportunity to pay their respects as well. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 301 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Visit for driving directions and to sign the Guest Book.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Maria T. Rodriguez, please visit our floral store.


August 14, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bizub-Parker Funeral Home
47 Main Street
Little Falls, NJ 07424

August 15, 2020

9:30 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, Newark
259 Oliver Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Please note
Please meet at Church in time for a 9:30 am Mass.


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