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Joan Rogers

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Joan Rogers HOOSICK FALLS, NY Joan (Hewson) Rogers, 82, passed peacefully on Jan. 22, 2012, at her residence on High Street in Hoosick Falls. Joan was the wife of Raymond Rogers who died in 2009.Born in Troy on Dec. 24, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James and Dora (Gooden) Hewson. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church and a 1948 graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls. Joan worked at the Hoosick Falls Undergarment until the time of her marriage. She was a valued member of the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad since its inception, also serving as secretary for many years. Joan was active in many community organizations. She served on the Village Board, being the first woman elected to the position. She served on the Town Council and was past president of the SMA Home School Association. She was a past member of Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters, the Elks Auxiliary. She was a past coach for Hoosick Misses Softball, a past den mother of Boy Scouts of America Troop 64. Joan volunteered for many years at the SMA Funtastik Fair. Survivors include her children, Dodie Vars (John), Terri Burdick (John), Joni Rogers, Rosemarie Rogers (Rick Stowell), Faye McCormick (Gary) and Mickey Rogers (Stacy). She also leaves 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by a son, James Rogers and a sister Mary "Liz" Salluzzo. FUNERAL NOTICE: A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11. am from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY on Tuesday Jan. 24, from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad or Second Chance Animal Shelter through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 23, 2012
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