Mr. James R. Rogers Sr.

November 30, 1935December 9, 2012

NORWICH – James “Jim” R. Rogers Sr., 77, died on Sunday at Backus Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Norwich on Nov. 30, 1935 to the late Clinton B. and Edna (Barrows) Rogers. He attended N.F.A. and worked as a supervisor for N.E. Utilities, then CT Light & Power until his retirement. On Dec. 22, 1956 he married his beloved wife Theresa (LaCourse) at St. John Church in Uncasville, CT. They began their family and lived in Uncasville. Jim, the consummate gentleman, was passionate about helping others throughout his life. As a result his life was encompassed in public service as a Montville Fire Chief, member of the CT Fire Chief’s Assoc., New London County Fire Chief’s Assoc., Civil Defense Director, Deputy Forrest Warden and was an American Red Cross Instructor throughout his life. Whether it was plowing someone’s driveway, mowing their lawn, or saving a life, Jim was always there. In addition to all this, he was still present as husband and father for his family whom he loved very much and who loved him in return. Besides his wife, survivors include his son: James R. Rogers Jr., and wife Rosemarie, daughter; Betty Ann Heath and husband Fred, brothers; Daniel “Butch” and wife Lois, Francis “Gint” and wife Evelyn, sister; Patricia Soileau, grandchildren; Freddie Heath Jr. & wife Asucena, Heather Ladd & husband Steve, great-grandchildren; Dillion, Bella, Zavier, Tiana, Michael and Elizabeth, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Visitation is Wednesday from 5pm-9pm at the Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen, 53 Norwich-New London Tnpk., Uncasville, CT. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at the funeral home at 11am immediately followed by burial at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eastern Connecticut Hematology & Oncology, 330 Washington St., Suite 201, Norwich, CT 06360. To leave an online condolence or view the memorial movie, please visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mr. James R. Rogers Sr.

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Gina Bragdon

December 18, 2012

So sorry to hear the news.. Teresa Thoughts and prayers are with you..

Dan staruk

December 15, 2012

My condolences go out to the Rogers family.

December 14, 2012

Dear Theresa,Bettyann, Jimmy, so sorry to hear of jim passing,our thoughts and prays are with you and your family,take care; noreen baxter robbins and family;

Cynthia "Lynn" Fitzpatrick

December 13, 2012

Jim was a wonderful man. He was always helpful on fixing thing anywhere and everywhere. May you rest in peace. Be strong Mrs Theresa my sympathy is with you.

December 13, 2012

our deepest sympathy to the rogers family

Sharleen (Danao) Scoggins

December 13, 2012

Pat, Patsy and family so sorry for your loss of your brother / Uncle. We might of gone a stray throughout the years, but always know I'm with my surrogate family always in heart and spirit my <3 is for you.

Nicholas Thompson

December 13, 2012

Jim and his wonderful wife Theresa live at the end of my street, over the last few years Jim and my father have become good friends which has allowed me the pleasure of knowing Jim. Always there to open his yard up for your dogs to run around, let you borrow a tool (that garage has everything), mow someone's lawn or plow a driveway, Jim was a true man's man. I will miss him dearly.

December 13, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father. Are thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the memories of your happy times spent together. Sincerely the Medeiros Family.

June Fisher Anselmo

December 12, 2012

Heaven has its newest Angel. What a wonderful Man, Husband, Father, Friend and Cousin he was. Big Jim was loved and respected by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

Frances Rogers

December 12, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.