Nov 13 Wed

“The Loudest Quiet Girl: Messages of Hope in a Dark World" Book Signing and Presentation by Kathy Rodriques

Nov. 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall

The Assumption community remembers Erin Rodriques ’12. On Wednesday, November 13th from 7-9 p.m. in Curtis Performance Hall, join Erin’s mother, Kathy, for a special presentation and book signing of “The Loudest Quiet Girl: Messages of Hope in a Dark World, a collection of Erin’s journal entries.   

Erin worked in Graduate Admissions pursuing a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the tme of her passing. A memorial garden in her memory is located at the crossroads of Switzer, Fuller, and Tsotsis Family Academic Center.

Erin’s sudden death at twenty-three did not silence her vibrant spirit. Her journals live on.
Erin was genuinely beautiful, inside and out.  She had the gift of listening well to people of all ages with empathy and compassion.  Erin’s quiet non-judgmental demeanor along with a terrific sense of humor lifted people up.  Erin had her own anxieties and a little depression, as many of us have, but her strong faith, hope and love, as seen in her writings, managed to pull her through those rough patches.  Let her excerpts gently guide you through your own life’s valleys and hills, as well. May you feel Erin’s presence, especially on your dark days.  May her life be a beacon of light for you.  


Born and raised in the Deering Center area of Portland, Maine, Kathleen Scanlon Rodriques graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy there. Her BS degree in pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston; her work for over forty years in the pharmacy department at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA; and two bouts of cancer did not prepare her for the tragedy that would befall her family in 2013.  Living in Norton, MA for thirty-four years, Kathy has been married to Abel Rodriques since 1981 and they are the proud parents of one daughter, the late Erin Kate Rodriques.  Since Erin’s unexpected death in 2013, Kathy has been on an emotional roller coaster creating Erin’s biography and compiling excerpts from the memorable journals that Erin fortuitously left behind.  She is certain that Erin’s words need to be shared with this often dark world.

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