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Rosalie A. Rodick, former Plymouth County Administrator, died on March 13 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 82.
Mrs. Rodick passed peacefully surrounded by her family, following a period of failing health.
Born to Mary and Carmin Coletti and raised in Braintree, she was a 1957 graduate of Braintree High School. Following her marriage to the late Martin A. Rodick, she moved to Whitman in 1961, where she raised a family of three children. She began a long public service career with a part-time position in Whitman Town Hall. She then took a position at the old County Hospital in Hanson, before joining the Plymouth County Commissioners’ Office. Later, she was appointed County Administrator, supervising the day-to-day operations of the county until her retirement.
As County Administrator, she was instrumental in construction of the Registry of Deeds building and revamping the county’s health insurance system, and became an expert in municipal health insurance. Her advice and counsel was often sought by cities, towns and counties throughout the Commonwealth.
Throughout her life, she was active in Democratic politics in Whitman and in Plymouth County. She was a volunteer and supporter of many Democratic candidates in local and county election campaigns. She was a member of the Whitman Democratic Town Committee and the Plymouth County Democratic League. She was a regular participant in Whitman Town Meeting.
Mrs. Rodick is survived by two daughters, Deborah Seele of Whitman and Jean Garner of Easton; a son, Martin Rodick of Millis; sons-in-law Michael Seele and Timothy Garner; daughter-in-law Nancy Rodick; and grandchildren Caitlin and Michael M. Seele; Adam and George Garner; and James and Andrew Rodick. She also leaves sisters Janet Bennett and Carol Junkins, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary (Coletti) Gerrish, and a brother, Richard Coletti.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 18 th 4-7 pm in the MacKinnon Funeral Home760 Washington St., Whitman. Funeral services will be held at MacKinnon Funeral Home on Saturday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m., to be followed by burial in Central Cemetery in East Bridgewater.
Friday, March 18, 2022
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater
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