Mary E. Rogers

South Royalton, Vt. — Mary E. Rogers, 83, died on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

She was born on May 14, 1929 in Tunbridge, Vt., the daughter of Albert A. and Mabel C. (Farnham) Ware. She attended school in Tunbridge and South Royalton High School. On March 18, 1947, she married Ernest “Spud” Rogers of Tunbridge. They were married for 57 years and lived all their married life in South Royalton. Mary worked for over 20 years in the First National Grocery Store which later became Fran’s Food Store in South Royalton; she worked over 20 years as a bank teller at the Randolph National Bank in South Royalton and after retiring from the RNB, she worked for a few years at the South Royalton Market in South Royalton.

She was a member of the Royalton Civics Club in Royalton. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casinos and gambling, watching sports (she was an avid fan of South Royalton High School sports since the 1960’s), feeding the birds, going to yard sales and watching the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Her greatest enjoyment and love was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by four sons, Dennis Rogers and his wife, Nancy, Stewart Rogers and his wife, Merry all of Wildwood, Fla., Theodore Rogers and his wife, Ellen of South Royalton, and Patrick Rogers and his wife, Karen of East Thetford, Vt.; a daughter, Jeannette Knudsen and her husband, Jeff of South Royalton; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest “Spud” Rogers in 2004; two brothers, Calvin Ware and James Ware; and two sisters, Arline Wilk and Lois Ware.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, 300 Vt. Rte 110, Chelsea, Vt. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Tunbridge Congregational Church in Tunbridge with Rev. Deadra Ashton officiating. The burial will be held later this spring in the Village Cemetery in Tunbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to either: South Royalton High School Booster Club, c/o Missy Burbine Treasurer, 223 South Windsor Street, South Royalton, VT 05068 or the Visiting Nurse Alliance of VT & NH, 20 Main Street, White River Jct., VT 05001.

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