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Barry F. Rodrigues
Barry F. Rodrigues
Cmdr. Barry F. Rodrigues, 42, passed away on the morning of March 22, 2014.

Barry was born in Providence, R.I., on Feb. 16, 1972. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and earned his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla., in 1994.

Cmdr. Rodrigues served aboard both fast-attack and ballistic missile submarines, where he completed several deployments and strategic deterrent patrols. Cmdr. Rodrigues served as executive officer aboard the USS Connecticut (SSN 22) and recently completed a successful tour as commanding officer of USS Wyoming (SSBN 742 Blue), with each ship earning the Battle Efficiency “E” award from their respective squadrons.

His shore assignments include serving as a Naval Submarine School instructor and as the Submarine Squadron 4 operations officer for Seawolf, Virginia and Los Angeles class submarines. In his most recent staff assignment, he served as the military assistant to the principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy, overseeing policy development and execution in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Cmdr. Rodrigues earned a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in mechanical engineering and completed joint professional education at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.

Cmdr. Rodrigues is survived by his wife, the former Jennifer J. Jollie of Warwick, R.I.; a son, Zachary; and two daughters, Hannah, and Maya; parents, Mariano “Rod” and Ann Honan Rodrigues of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Ann Elise Record (Daniel) of Berlin, N.H., and Janice Rodrigues Williams (Marquis) of New Berlin, N.C.; brother, Justin Rodrigues of Cranston, R.I.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.

Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with Chaplain Stephen Fisher officiating and with full military honors.

The family asks for an online donation in memoriam, in lieu of flowers, for the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation (https://www.

Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.