OBITUARY

Roger F Billings

September 14, 1932January 5, 2019

Roger Franklin Billings, 86, of Vernon, loving husband of the late Sandra “Sandy” (Fiske) Billings, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Vernon Manor. Born in Manchester on September 14, 1932, Roger was a son of the late Frank and Gertrude (Rogers) Billings. Roger was a graduate of Rutgers University and a proud U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, Roger was a Banker for many years at Bank of Boston and other area banks. A true gentleman and a very kind outdoorsmen, Roger took the earliest opportunity to teach his grandchildren how to ski and share in his passion for the winter season and snow activities. He also loved golf, bowling, and bluegrass music. In addition, Roger was a long-time active member of the East Hartford Lions Club. Roger is survived by his four cherished daughters, Donna Minor and her husband, Paul, of Eastford, Lynn Morris and her husband, Charles, of East Windsor, Sue Downs of Vernon, and Pamela Clark and her husband, James, of Brownsville, ME. He also leaves his eight special grandchildren; seven adored great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides his beloved wife and parents, Roger was predeceased by his brother, Willard Billings. Funeral service will be Friday (January 11th) at 10:30 am at the D’ESOPO – East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with Pastor Timothy Howard officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Hillstown Road Cemetery, (Veteran’s Field), Manchester. Roger’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (January 10th) from 4 – 7 pm at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Roger’s name, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopoeh.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association - CT Chapter

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Roger F Billings

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Matt Hill

January 10, 2019

Hi Billings Daughters.
I am occasionally in the SW area and your parent's popped into my head the other day. I was driving by the Oakland Road appts that I had heard (via Bob/Jan Smith) that your parent's lived in when they were built a couple of decades ago.
I remembered the years of Sunday afternoons your folks gave up to the PYF of Wapping Church. Both of your parents were very kind and were always smiling.
I hope that both were free of issues in their last few years and hope all of your lives are also going well.

Andrew Stern

January 9, 2019

Roger was a member of the Hartford Host Lions Club (now the Greater Hartford Host Lions Club) for many years. He was a dedicated and active member of the club. Roger (and Sandy) were always there to support our many activities. Our sympathy to Roger's 4 daughters and their families on your loss.

Andrew Stern
Greater Hartford Host Lions Club

Karen Boulais

January 8, 2019

I’ve known Roger since I was a young girl when his family lived on Mary Lane in Vernon. Always gentle and kind, Roger made a lasting impression on all who knew him. Years after his family moved to South Windsor, our paths crossed again when my brother Chuck married Roger’s daughter Lynn. How fortunate I have been in my lifetime to have continued a friendship with such a kind, loving, caring and genuine man. We will miss you Roger and I am so thankful for the positive impact you have made in my life.