Folsom Funeral Service

Rodriguez, Frieda

Frieda Rodriguez (nee Diaz) of Dedham, died peacefully on November 9, 2020, surrounded by her family.  Born in New York City on March 5, 1924 to Efidencio and Romana Diaz, both originally from Puerto Rico.  Frieda grew up in Manhatten with her sisters, the late Ovidia Ramos, Ida Quintana and Victoria Cabrera.  She graduated from Wadleigh High School.  Frieda worked for several years as a secretary before marrying in 1947.  Following the passing of her husband George and daughter Teresa, Frieda continued to live in Levittown, NY before moving to the Traditions of Dedham senior community in 2016 to be near her family.  Those who knew Frieda will not need any memento to remember her; she made friends into family with an effortless magnetism that made her an immediate favorite in her every community.  With age, Frieda only blossomed.  Always eager to explore a new passion, Frieda discovered a gift for watercolor painting in her later years, a talent that never ceased to amaze her family, friends and teachers.  She recorded the history of her family with the same fervor that she lived for their future, and she devoted herself to her loved ones until her last day. Frieda is survived by her daughter Renee Slason, her granddaughters Kim and Caroline Slason and their father Donald Slason, and her nephew Robert Ramos.  A private service will be held in Calverton, NY on Monday, November 16.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy LaBier
    November 12th, 2020 | 11:56 am

    Dear Renee, Kim, Caroline and Don,
    Yes, Frieda was a lovely person, always warm and upbeat.
    I hope your many wonderful memories will ease your grief.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Michael Daly
    November 12th, 2020 | 7:20 pm

    God Bless Frieda a beautiful soul and wonderful friend and Nieghbor for so many years !!
    God has gained a special Angel !! ❤️

  3. Alfonse Emmolo
    November 12th, 2020 | 11:08 pm

    A truly gracious lady. I have nothing but fond memories of Frieda and uncle George

  4. Frieda Rodriguez
    November 13th, 2020 | 11:47 am

    I have fond memories of Frieda in my childhood. She was my namesake and also my sister-in-law. I spoke with her not to long ago, after a long period of time, she was just as sweet as I remembered her.
    I am grateful to have spoken with her before her passing. I ask the Lord that she may rest in peace and the Perpetual light shine upon her.
    I ask for comfort for her daughter Renee and granddaughters.
    Blessings from your Rodríguez family in Puerto Rico,
    Frieda Rodrguez
    Dorado, Puerto Rico

Sign the Guestbook

Folsom Funeral Service

Folsom Funeral Service