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Marie "Ann" (Carnevale) Rogers

March 20, 1945May 13, 2020

Marie “Ann” Carnevale Rogers, 75, a compassionate Noni, mother, teacher, and friend, passed away May 13, 2020 at her home in Eastham, Massachusetts after managing a form of blood cancer for over fifteen years.

Born and raised in Windsor Locks, Connecticut to Francesca Josephina Marinone and Eusebio Carnevale, Ann received her associate’s degree in medical secretary science at Becker Junior College. While employed at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, a supervisor asked her to entertain the children in the waiting room because he noticed her gift of connection with children. While raising her young children, she earned an additional associate’s degree at Cape Cod Community College and a bachelor’s of science in education from Bridgewater State College. She later earned a master’s degree in curriculum development from Lesley University as a single working mother.

Ann taught first grade at Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Provincetown, Massachusetts for 28 years, and served an additional 10 years as a substitute teacher at Eastham Elementary School and within the Nauset Regional School District. Her greatest professional joy was teaching children to read and watching their eyes light up when they figured something out for themselves.

She expressed her joy of living by gardening and planting flowers in her yard, playing with her grandchildren, and entertaining and cooking meals for her family and friends in her home. When asked what makes someone a success, her response was “being kind.”

She leaves behind son William N. Rogers III and wife Christina of Hoover, Alabama, son Charles N. Rogers II of West Dennis, Massachusetts, daughter Kimberly Rogers and husband Patrick Regan of Cambridge, Massachusetts, grandchildren Conor Regan, Kingston, Scotland, and Jameson Rogers, and step-grandchildren Emily Regan and Grace Blackwell.

A plaque outside the door of Ann’s home reads: “Peace to all who enter here.”

A memorial service will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes in Wellfleet, MA and a memorial and burial will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Windsor Locks, CT at a future date. In the interim, the family plans to host an online celebration to honor Ann's life. Please email kimberlyarogers7@gmail.com or call 718-530-8726 if you want to receive updates.

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting Helping Our Women: www.helpingourwomen.org or directed to the Dr. Martha Wadleigh research fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute: www.dana-farber.org.

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  • A memorial service will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes in Wellfleet, MA and a memorial and burial will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Windsor Locks, CT at a future date.In the interim, the family plans to host an on online celebration to honor Ann's life. Please email kimberlyarogers7@gmail.com or call 718-530-8726 if you want to receive updates.


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Freya Hemley

May 22, 2020

It was an honor to have worked alongside Ann--a generous, gentle soul; to have shared a friendship with her--one that kept evolving and deepening; to have had both of my children taught by her--a born teacher for sure; and to have met so many of her family members, all of whom were devoted to giving their mom incredible, loving support--and in whom she took such delight! The photograph captures Ann's beautiful (and frequent) smile--the essence of this remarkable lady. My family and I send our heartfelt condolences to Ann's family.
Freya, Freddy, Helen and Glea Hemley

Prem S Gupta

May 21, 2020

To Billy, William(son)Charles and Kimberly I am very saddened to hear the loss of your friend and mom. She had the strength and courage to face all challenges life threw at her.

I met her first time in 1968 as a graduate student with Billy Rogers, her ex-husband. She was a great friend and always understanding of others’ problems. She was not only a great mother but a good wife and a great human being. I was impressed with her accomplishments in getting higher education inspire of heavy family responsibility .

May God bless her with heavenly abode.

James McLellan

May 18, 2020

I met Ann in 2006 through her cousin Fred Marinone. At the time, I was working on Cape Cod. Ann and I went to the theater a few times, but more often spent time walking the beach in the morning. She particularly liked to walk Balston beach to view the beach sculptures. Loved sharing stories, her sweet gentle ways and her smile. For some reason I was thinking of the beach sculptures and Ann last week.

Jill Sawyer

May 18, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss,she was a wonderful,kind,thoughtful woman,she will be missed by all,prayers for you all,
From the Sawyer family, 🙏💖🌹🦋🕊

Terri Howell

May 17, 2020

I’m very sorry for the loss of this precious mom and grandmother. Bill and Christy you are in our thoughts and prayers, as well as the rest of the family. Much love, Terri

Marc DeLorenzo

May 17, 2020

Ann was a sweetheart. Always friendly, laid back, and easy going. My condolences to the entire family. Photo is from Fort Hill, Eastham.

Erica Peno

May 17, 2020

I had the privilege of knowing and working with Marie at EES. She was a kind, loving and wonderful person. She always had a smile and she touched the lives of all of the staff and students there. I enjoyed her comments on my FB page, especially those relating to my grandchildren. I’ll miss that. And I’ll miss her. She was one of those unique people that you only meet a few times in your life. My deepest sympathy to her family. Know that she will be missed by all who knew her.

Karen Reichers

May 17, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of her passing
Such a gentle soul
As the school nurse at Eastham Elementary I got to know your mom. She would alwsys have a kind word and on occation would stop by for a little chat.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this difficult time

Gayle Condit

May 17, 2020

I met Ann thru our daughters who were friends in high school. So sorry for your loss.

Carole DeStefano

May 16, 2020

So sorry to hear this! Sending love and prayers to Anne’s family. She taught both my children at Veteran’s Memorial School. She was the teacher you always remembered, her dedication and love of teaching shined. My son who is 31 saw this obituary and was upset, she made a big impression on him, and I’m sure all her students. She was so kind, loving, and patient. Heaven got a beautiful woman!! So grateful she was in my children’s lives. God Bless Anne and Thank You!


Francesca (Frances) and Ann


Ann didn't want to sit on the horse


Heading to Italy with Pop and her mother. She got her ears pierced there!


Mother and daughter


Birthday fun with the cousins in Windsor Locks, CT


Playing "school". She always knew she wanted to be a teacher.


Entertaining Pop and the cousins playing her accordion


Sitting in Uncle Lester's lap

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