Norman Alfred Rhodes

November 6, 1926 - May 9, 2021
Norman Alfred Rhodes

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Norman A. Rhodes, born in Waltham Massachusetts on 11/06/1926 passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the age of 94. He worked for Sweetheart Plastics for many years and was in the United States Navy.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Caruso) Rhodes, who was the love of his life for 69 years.

He is survived by his sons, Norman Rhodes Jr., and his wife Virginia of Palm Coast, Florida, Brian Rhodes and his wife Nancy of Leland, North Carolina.

He was the father of the late David Rhodes of Waltham Massachusetts.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Cassandra and her husband William Kelley of Wilmington NC, Marlise Rhodes of Wilmington, NC, David Rhodes Jr. and his wife JayLee of Waltham Massachusetts and Kimberly Ouellette of Waltham Massachusetts.
Grandfather of the late Stephanie M. Rhodes of Waltham Massachusetts.
He also had many great grandchildren.

Donations in his name can be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401 (Or) The Alzheimer’s Association at

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  • December 27, 2022
    William Silinsky says:
    Uncle Dusty and Aunt Betty were my godparents. They were always kind, caring, and thoughtful. Always felt good when they were around. So sorry.

  • June 24, 2022
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  • May 12, 2021
    Joy says:
    He will be missed. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He always made me laugh.

  • May 12, 2021
    Janice Rhodes lit a candle:
    Lit since May 12, 2021 at 5:53:13 PM

  • May 12, 2021
    Walter-Carol Saber says:
    He brought a lot of laughs.So thankful we got to know him.Had great times with him and Brian&Nancy.He will be missed.