Donald E. Rogers

Born: Sat., Apr. 9, 1932
Died: Wed., Jan. 4, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial Service

11:30 AM Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church

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Donald E. Rogers, 84, of Plymouth, husband of Janice (Lyons) Rogers passed away Wednesday January 4, 2017 at home.

Don was born April 9, 1932 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Melvin E. and Helen (Perret) Rogers. Prior to his retirement, he was a co-owner and operator of Rogers Bakery in Plainville.  Don was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church.  He had a lifelong interest in carriage driving and teaching others to drive. He was a longtime member of the Litchfield Hills Driving Club.  He was a former Justice of the Peace, member of the church choir, played clarinet, saxophone, and found much joy in music.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons and daughters all of Plainville, David E. Rogers, Daniel D. Rogers, Cynthia Rogers, Elizabeth Rogers; his sister, Jane Statchen of Plainville; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Melvin Rogers.

A memorial service will be held 11:30AM on Wednesday January 11, 2017 at the Plymouth Congregational Church.  Relatives and friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00PM.  

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth Congregational Church, 10 Park St. Plymouth, CT 06782 in memory of Don Rogers.

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Joy Scott
   Posted Thu January 05, 2017
So sorry to hear about Don.He was a very special man and will truly be missed.

Louise (Fletcher) and Paul Moschini
   Posted Fri January 06, 2017
Our sympathy to you and your families. I remember going into the bakery with my father and watching the donuts being made. When Paul and I got married we would go in to buy White mountain bread and fig cookies every week. Janice, it was so nice to see both of you at church functions when I would attend. Our thoughts are with you all.

Marcy Fraser
   Posted Fri January 06, 2017
I like so many others especially the Barry Rd crew have such wonderful childhood memories of Mr. Rogers and times at the barn. He was a one in a million man, my deepest condolences to Jan and the whole family.

Mary Repko
   Posted Fri January 06, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Roger's family.

Sam Alkas
   Posted Fri January 06, 2017
he was a good person did a lot for the town of Plainville and the Fire Department will be missed

Debra Fraser Olson
   Posted Sat January 07, 2017
My memories are vast, the old barn,the smell, the cold water, my horse there, Cindy riding Will, haying, the kittens, the bakery visit to make the donuts, Jan's class picnics, the pumpkin patch, sleigh rides,Brandy, the new barn, the People! Nothing without Mr Roger's smile and laugh. The kindest most graceful man I have ever known. I will cherish my nemories and life lessons from Chestnut Hill farm all of my days. Blessings to the family and may joyful memories comfort you all in the days ahead.
Much love and admiration.

Claire Fournier
   Posted Sat January 07, 2017
Dearest Jan,
We are all so sorry to hear of Don's passing. When I think of Don and you, I think of love of children, first graders in particular, joy, laughter, golf cart riding, pony rides, horses, Toffolon family gatherings in August and June end of year picnic for grade 1. Don was always there with a warm greeting and a jolly laugh and kindness to all. My sincere sympathies to you and all Don's family. Claire Fournier

Alison Doyle
   Posted Sat January 07, 2017
I remember like it was yesterday the day Mr Rogers walked down the street with Will in hand ......I was memorized and there began my lifelong love of horses. Mr Rogers (could never call him Don) and Jan were the corner of the neighborhood Debbie Fraser said - the barn, the horses, haying, riding, the bakery at Thanksgiving, Halloween, the picnics, Sunday morning breakfast and playing setback....and let's not forget those nippers of blackberry brandy that all the kids knew they could find if they searched. Mr. Rogers defined my childhood .......he laughter will remain in my heart and soul.

Kathi Cipriano
   Posted Sun January 08, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends that are affected by the loss of such a loving, giving, kind and gentle man. May you all find peace in your memories.

Dick Clukey
   Posted Sun January 08, 2017
Sad news to hear that Don had passed. He would always greet you with a huge energetic smile. I'm sure that heaven has gained a great angel. He will be missed, so long my friend.

Emma and Wendy Wood
   Posted Sun January 08, 2017
We are saddened to hear of Don's passing and feel incredibly blessed to have gotten to know him during his later years. We have countless happy memories of days at the barn with Don and the ponies, learning how to harness and drive. With Don, every day was an adventure and he leaves behind many tales for his loving wife and family to reminisce upon. His kindness, optimism, upbeat spirit, and sense of humor were unparalleled, and he will be greatly missed by all those he touched during his life.

With love and condolences,

Emma and Wendy Wood

BonnieMarie Doughty Jenkins
   Posted Mon January 09, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Bonnie-Marie Doughty Jenkins.

With Deepest Sympathy Love the Doughty's Dennis, Pat, Bonnie-Marie and John Jenkins

Terese (Terri) King
   Posted Tue January 10, 2017
My deepest condolences on the loss of Don Rogers. My father, Don King, visited him a couple of months back and enjoyed a few hours catching up with him. A shared love of horses, I remember a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

Ann Marie Gilbert's
   Posted Sun January 15, 2017
I was sad to hear about Don's passing. He was a wonderful person to work with during my high school years and the entire Rogers family were so good to me and our family Our prayers to the family.

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