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Anthony "Cootsie" Rogers

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Anthony "Cootsie" Rogers 1919 - 2008 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Anthony J. "Cootsie" Rogers, 98, died Tuesday, April 29, peacefully in his sleep at the Danforth Adult Home. He had formerly resided in the town of Saratoga. Born on Aug. 10, 1919 in Hoosick Falls, son of Anthony and Mary Jackson Rogers, he attended at St. Mary's Academy and then went on to Barber's School and at the age 16 began cutting hair. Anthony was a well decorated veteran of the Army, serving during World War II. He received the Bronze Star Medal, several Purple Hearts and many other citations for his courageous service to his country. He served under General George Patten in the 10th armored division in Norway. Anthony worked at the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company in Mechanicville for 20 years, retiring in 1971. He was involved in a variety of businesses throughout his life, including auto mechanics and contracting. He was a member of the Gurtler Brothers VFW Post in Saratoga. His wife, the former Virginia Capone, died in 1999 He leaves his nieces, Arlene Wysocki and husband, Jack, of Hoosick Falls, and Eleanor Saboski, PhD, of Kennebunkport, Maine; along with several great -nieces and great-nephews; sisters-in-law, Frances Empie and Janice McCue of Watertown, N.Y.; a niece, Pat Lohnes of Colorado, and three nephews, R. Peter Davendonis and Joseph Davendonis of Hoosick Falls and Frank Capone of Niskayuna. He was predeceased by five sisters, Agnes Albowicz, Helen Skema, Ann Okis, Margaret Saboski and Ida Davendonis, and by two brothers, William and Frank Rogers. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 1, 2008
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