Odecia (Cabral) Rodrigues 77 of New Bedford passed away Wednesday February 15, 2012 at St. Luke’s hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of Jeremias B. Rodrigues and daughter of the late Francisco Rebelo and Maria Adelaide Cabral. She was born in Achada, Nordeste, St. Michael, Azores and had lived in New Bedford since 1967. Mrs. Rodrigues was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church. She was formerly employed as a seamstress for Riverside Manufacturing until her retirement. Survivors include her sons Jeremias Rodrigues and Emanuel Rodrigues both of New Bedford; a brother Abel Cabral of Brazil; her grandchildren Kerri, Michael and Shannon; great grandchildren Shianne and Gabriel; also several nieces and nephews. Her funeral mass will be said 9am Saturday at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church. Visiting hours are Friday 5-8pm.Burial will be in St. John’s cemetery.