Jerome T Rogers
September 12, 1930 – April 25, 2020
NORWICH – Jerome “Jerry” Rogers, 89, entered eternal rest on Saturday April 25th.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1930 in Bozrah, CT to the late Jesse and Prudence (Taylor) Rogers.
This enterprising, hard-working man entered the workforce at a young age learning the carpentry trade where he earned his living for fifteen (15) years. It was then that Jerry began “Rogers Brothers” in Norwich along with his dear brother, John, in 1955. Since his retirement, this thriving business later named Rogers Kitchens is now expertly run by his predecessors, Jim Smith and his daughter Courtney. On August 27, 1949 Jerry married his soulmate, Christine, who survives him.
Jerry was a lifelong supporter of the First Baptist Church in Norwich, enjoyed 26 years serving on the Board of Directors of Dime Bank, and had a true passion for golf which he especially enjoyed with his Norwich and Melbourne, FL friends. While his physical presence will be deeply missed, his legacy of family devotion and business success will live on.
Besides his wife Christine, Jerry is also survived by his daughter Diane (Dee) Quinlan; granddaughter Kelly Deegan and husband Michael; great-grandchildren Joshua and Hannah Deegan; nieces Jean Bergendahl and Randy Ellen Glasgow; nephew Michael Desnoyers; and cousin David Taylor who never missed Jerry's birthday. He was predeceased by a brother, John Rogers and his wife Ellen, along with a sister-in-law, Estelle Kramarewicz, and her husband Andrew.
To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit www.churchandallen.com
Services Are Private at The Convenience of The Family
Jerome T Rogers
May 16, 2020
To Chris and Family. i was hoping that you and Jerry would make a visit to Indian Harbour Beach Club.. I bet your unit has never been as clean as when you were there. Your Humor kept us all Smiling .Keep well and Nancy and I think of you and Jerry and have you in our prayers. Vic and Nancy Svenberg
May 5, 2020
If I only knew your last haircut would be last time we'd talk. Enjoyed your stories of 50,s Vegas,golf,Mohegan sun. Truly last of the real gentleman.
May 1, 2020
We had plenty of laughs,some good shots,some bad,Jerry was always fun to be around,he was smart and could read between the lines. I will miss Jerry especially on Wednesday golf action at Pautipaug.
April 30, 2020
Chris and family..... I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Jerry. He was such a sweet, sweet man. I always loved seeing him at the office when he came in. He always made me smile. I will really miss him.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 30, 2020
Our hearts are with your family during this difficult time.
Jerry took a chance on Jim when he was just a young man himself and was an amazing mentor.
We are proud to continue on your legacy at Rogers Kitchens.
While I never did truly get over the fact you were a "fake" Mr. Rogers as a child, as an adult I could not be more proud of your sense of community and the love you and Chris have for each other.
And the adorable stories of your younger years together as teenagers.
You both found your match together. <3
I will forever cherish our belly laughs the last time we were over with your "Shut up, Jimmy" when Jim made a joke with Chris about painting the paneling all those years ago. You surprised everyone that you heard their whisper.
Courtney, Jim, and family at Rogers Kitchens
Joe and Marge Fortin
April 26, 2020
Dear Chris, our deepest condolences to you, dear friend, and to Diane and family. Jerry was a true gentleman and to know him was to love him.
Joe and I have so many wonderful memories of our good times together with you and him; and we will keep them in our hearts forever.
May the memories you have of him warm your heart when things seem dark.
I have no doubt that Jerry always thanked his lucky stars that you were his wife..Well placed thanks I might add.
Please remember we are all thinking of you and holding you close from afar. With all our love and sympathies, Joe and Marge