Aaliyah Helen Rodriguez, 8, known to all who loved her as "stink bug" and "beanie baby" of New Paltz, NY, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at home in New Paltz. She was born on February 24, 2013 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
She loved music, bright lights, and colors.
Aaliyah is survived by her parents, Nestor Rodriguez and Ashley Castelonia, her siblings, Celinda Rodriguez, Hayden Sackett, Yvette Rodriguez, Nestor Rodriguez, Jr., Joseph Casholle, IV, and Zurina Rodriguez, her grandmothers, Claire Castelonia and Doris Vargas, her godmother, Jailene Martin, her grandfather, Tony Castelonia, her aunts and uncles, Anthony Castelonia and his wife Cara, Lizmarie Rodriguez and her significant other Elisha, Kevin Rodriguez, and Edwin (Danny) Rodriguez, as well as many other dear friends and family members.
Aaliyah faced a lot of challenges in her life as she struggled with multiple disabilities. She was the strongest individual I've ever met in my life. She was my strength on my weakest days and she was my light on my darkest days. Regardless of any challenges she endured in life, she always smiled, laughed and was full of life and love. LOVE DADDY
My beanie baby was the light of my life especially in my darkest moments. All the time we spent together was never a dull moment. Your smile was like no other and was most precious to me. Aaliyah could change the most darkest days/moments into the most brightest/beautiful moments/memory. Aaliyah (my beanie baby) was the strongest individual I've ever know and I'm honored to have you as my daughter. LOVE MOMMY
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Monday December 6, 2021 from 11am to 1pm. At 1pm the funeral service will take place followed by burial in New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, NY.
A tribute for Aaliyah can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com , where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.