1955 – 2016

AUBURN — Jacques “Jake, Hulk, Batman” C. Rodrigue, 61, of Auburn and formerly of Norway, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, April 3.

Jacques was born in Saint-Prosper, Quebec, Canada, on Feb. 1, 1955, son of the late Conrad and Mariette Rodrigue and was one of six children. He graduated from Edward Little High School where he made a name for himself as a hockey legend in the Lewiston-Auburn area before going pro.

At the age of 18, he was playing for the Portland Yankees Junior A (NEJHL) and by 19, was drafted to play in the Major Junior Hockey League for the Sherbrooke Castors and Shawinigan Dynamos. He was then drafted to the NHL Quebec Nordiques and assigned to the AHL Maine Nordiques in Lewiston. He was later traded to IHL where he played for the Saginaw Gears of Michigan for one season.

Jacques then learned the trade of drywall where he became quite successful and owned his own business for many years. He was very passionate about hunting and fishing, especially in the Allagash region of Maine. Jacques was well-known for his infectious personality, generosity and ambitious spirit.

Jacques is survived by his two children whom he was very proud of, Jake Rodrigue (Mallory) and daughter, Marcy Rodrigue. He also leaves two sisters, Renee Bosse Sygowski (Louis), and Nancy Mennealy (Steve); three brothers, Guy Rodrigue (Nicole), Andy Rodrigue, and Roger Rodrigue (Brenda); and former spouse, Margaret Rodrigue. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Hospice House.

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