Father Sabbas Rodrigues, a native of India who was incardinated into the Diocese of Rockville Centre March 18, 1993, died May 30. He was 78.
Born in Bombay, India May 1, 1935, Father Rodrigues was ordained for the Diocese of Bombay December 21, 1961. He served the Diocese of Rockville Centre as associate pastor at St. Gertrude, Bayville (1985-90); St. Vincent de Paul, Elmont (1990-93); Christ the King, Commack (1993-97); Our Holy Redeemer, Freeport (1997-2000); and St. Rosalie, Hampton Bays, from 2000 until his retirement at the end of 2011.
A wake will be held Sunday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 3 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Rosalie, 31 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. A Mass of Transferral will be offered at St. Rosalie Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. The presider will be Father Joseph Mirro, and the homily will be preached by Father Thaddeus Abraham.
Bishop William Murphy will preside at the funeral Mass for Father Rodrigues Tuesday morning, June 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Rosalie. Father Edward Sheridan will preach the homily.
Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Southampton.