AUGUSTA -- Patrick Dan Rodrigue, 61, of Quimby Street, died April 26, 2012, at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Augusta on Aug. 31, 1950, the son of Patrick L. Rodrigue and Sylvia (Parent) Rodrigue.
Pat was a 1968 graduate of Cony High School, and he served honorably in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.
Prior to his retirement, he was owner and operator of an automobile dealership in Texas for 36 years. He was previously employed by auto dealerships in Texas and Florida.
Pat was a member of St. Michael Parish at St. Augustine Catholic Church. He was a member of Le Club Calumet, Fraternal Order of Eagles Club, a 42-year member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Pat was listed in Who's Who of the Automobile Business, received two President's Club Awards, one in Florida and one in Texas, he was salesman of the month for 11 consecutive months, salesman of the year, recipient of the Golden Medallion Award, and he was inducted into the Texas Ford Truck Hall of Fame.
Surviving is a son, Aaron Rodrigue, and his wife, Melissa, of Montgomery, Texas; a daughter, Wendy Kokernak, and her husband, Tony, of West Gardiner; a stepson, Chris Pelletier, of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, Timothy Rodrigue, and his wife, Vicky, of Augusta; a sister, Debbie Rodrigue-Bennett, and her husband, William, of Augusta; three grandchildren, Cameron Kokernak, Brek Rodrigue and Mills Rodrigue; a nephew, Justin Rodrigue, of Augusta; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be no public visiting hours. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Augusta, with military honors.
Donations in Dan's name may be made to HealthReach Hospice, MaineGeneral Health Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828; Memorial and Honor Program,
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942; or the Hospice Unit at Togus, 1 VA Center, Togus, ME 04330.
Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.