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Roderick A. Hypolite

November 20, 1957 ~ November 23, 2018 (age 61)

Roderick Anthony Hypolite was born to the late Ignatius (Sam) and Sybil Hypolite in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago on November 20, 1957.  On November 23, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family, Roderick transitioned from “life to eternal life.”


Roderick immigrated to the United States (Roxbury, MA) in March of 1974 with his mother and five siblings.  They joined their father who worked diligently in order to provide a better life for his family.  Roderick worked as a valued member of the maintenance staff for Caritas Communities Inc. in Braintree, MA.


Roderick loved music, and was an excellent drummer and steel pan bass player.  He was one of the early pioneers of the Boston Caribbean Festival, and was well known for being one of the best steel pan musicians in the Boston area. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and had a great sense of humor, as well as an excellent memory. Surprisingly, he was an excellent cook, something which was passed down by our beloved mother “Sybil Doreen”.


Roderick was a loving son, brother, and father who adored his family, he was affectionately known as“Bud”.  He is preceded in death by his loving parents Sam and Sybil Hypolite, and by an older brother Richard. He was a devoted father to Anthony and Timeka Holman, Chaka Clouden, Justin Gray, and their spouses, all of Boston, MA. He was a loving grandfather to nineteen grandchildren, Myeisha, Kaiya, Anthony Jr., Sebastian, Briana, Ebony, Brittany, DeAndre, Devante, Ria, Robson, Chakara, Chaka, Chakai, lysis, Chakel, Chaka Jr., Olivia, and Chayah. He also leaves behind two great grandchildren, Skyla and Curtis. He is survived by his brothers Ronald, Rudolph, Roger, his Sister Nicole,their spouses, and several nieces and nephews who loved their “Uncle Bud”.  He will definitely be remembered for the love that he had for each and every one of us to the depths of his heart, and we will forever miss our beloved “Bud”.

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