We’re entering Roderick territory. This large family — Rodrigo in Portuguese — has many branches in town. The house, built in 1948, was home to Charles J. Roderick (1925-2008), a carpenter, and his wife, Mary E. Roderick (b ±1928). Charles was the son of John Jason Roderick Jr. (1894-1955) and Rose E. (Nunes) Roderick (1888-1975). Rob Jason (b 1963), who has owned the property since 2003, gave it the lovely name of Maryrose.
“I took the name of Charlie Roderick’s late wife, Mary, and the name of Charlie’s late mother, Rose — put them together and the name was born,” Jason told me in 2012. “Charlie loved it!” Jason, who is half Portuguese, takes credit for the large flag that so proudly adorns one side of the house. The Jason family sold the property to the Rodericks, and then the Rodericks sold to Rob Jason, whose uncle Reggie lived at 11 Conwell.
Charles Roderick’s siblings were Raymond J. Roderick (1920-1984), who married Dolores C. Lema (1933-2012); John Jason Roderick III (1921-2004), who married Marguerite A. Enos (1925-1998); Marian Roderick (b ±1923); James J. Roderick (1924-2001), who married Joan Fitzpatrick; and Manuel J. Roderick (1928-1987). His children included Charles J. Roderick (b ±1948) and Michael Roderick (b 1954). • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Updated 2012-11-23