MERIDEN - Felix Rodriguez, 76, was taken by the angels on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, while surrounded by his loving family. Felix is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ana Cruz Rodriguez, who was his high school sweetheart and love of his life. He also leaves his daughters and sons-in-law, Ana and Brad Elkins of Southington, Miriam and Edwin Molina of Meriden, and Iris and Keith Wyman of Florida; grandchildren, Kevin Molina and his wife, Michelle, Melissa Giammarco and her husband, Rich, and Kelly Mc Neally and her husband, Seamus; and three great-grandchildren, Nicole and Anthony Molina and Lilli Giammarco; sisters, Marta Cotto and Isabell Cotto, both of Puerto Rico; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Juan Cotto Jr. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on May 1, 1931. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Specialty Cable in Wallingford. Felix was a devoted and caring husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joys were times spent with his family, along with his love for music and dancing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12th at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church in Meriden. Friends may visit with the family at Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Alzheimer Resource Center for the dedicated care and support provided over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT, 1261 South Main St., Plantsville, CT 06479.

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  1. Dearest Ana and Family, We share your sorrow at the passing of your Beloved Felix, Husband,Father,Grandfather,Great Grandfather and Friend. He was a Charming and Loving Gentleman and we are blessed and honored to call him our friend. The times we spent together were very special. He made us laugh and always brought joy to our days. We will miss His wonderful Smile. However we will always have the memories He so generously gave to us. Felix is at rest now, with his God, in that wonderful pain and burden free ever after. May all of us who knew and loved him find peace in sharing our memories of Felix. God Bless You all. With Sincere Love and Prayers, Richard and Peg Forauer

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