Paula Vega-Rodriguez of Newburgh, New York, a retired Labor Worker for Regal Bag and an area resident for over 40 years, passed away on Friday April 29, 2022, at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. Paula was born on April 25, 1933, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh, NY.
Mom was a loving gentle soul filled with honesty, optimism, kindness, sincerity and had an overwhelming amount of compassion for others. She was a devoted wife and mother, as well as to her grandchildren. She frequently told stories about her adolescent years in Puerto Rico and how she met her husband. She often laughed at Dad’s sense of humor and helped babysit several children in our neighborhood. She also fed some of the homeless and was greatly respected for her acts of selflessness. We celebrate the life she lived and now the new everlasting life she has stated.
She is the widow of Bacilio Rodríguez-Correa. Paula is survived by her children: Migdalia Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Juan Rodriguez, Mirilyn Rodriguez-Astacio and Zoilo Rodriguez Sr. Grand children: Jaime Torres, Maria Jannette Torres, Magaly Rodriguez, Ramon Rivera, Migdalia Lee Colon, Milagros Astacio, Pedro F. Astacio, Jr., Mikaila Astacio, Milaina Astacio and Zoilo Rodriguez, Jr. and 14 great grandchildren, 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Paula was predeceased by her siblings Juan Vega, Emma Vega and Inez Vega.
Funeral services will be private.