The time has come to say goodbye to you.
It has been a long road that we have traveled together.
You have always been part of my life, and for that, me and my wife thank you, for everything.
Rest and peace, until we see each other again.
Your brother and sister and law
Adelina and Esmeraldo Rodrigues
Dearest Uncle Joe
This is a very sad moment for Manel, Zé and especially for me.
I know you had lived a long life, and that we knew your departure was getting closer, but although expected I was not really prepared to see you go.
Deep down, I was always hoping, that we could see each other again.
That didn’t happen.
I hope we will see each other when my time comes…
I would like to thank you, for everything you did for all our family.
Although you weren´t the eldest brother of the Rodrigues Family, but you were the true root of our family.
You always took care of all of us, and gave everybody a chance that we all had a better life than you did when you lived in our country.
You were a brave and strong man.
And even under that tough look, and your hard way to talk, we knew that you had a great and wonderful heart.
Words are not enough.
Thank you for everything you did for our family.
I am sure you will rest in peace, and will be by our aunt Evelyn side.
I will never forget you. I will miss you very much Uncle Joe.
Ana Maria Rodrigues