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ROGERS, Dorothy (Moll) Passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Alton, Illinois on February 20, 1921. She was the daughter John Emanuel Moll and Catherine Pearl Mutz. She attended Alton High School, Monticello College and then University of Iowa where she received her degree in Chemistry with a Minor in Music. Upon graduating, she attended a graduate program of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Nutritional Chemistry. There she met William P. Rogers Jr., MD, her husband of 35 years. They started a family in New York City and moved to Boston in 1954. Mrs. Rogers, known as Dodie, served on the Board of Managers of the Vincent Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Vincent Club, which contributes to the Hospital through an annual musical production in which she often took part. Dodie was also a Co-Chairperson of the Ellis Antique Show, which supports the Ellis Memorial and is known as the premier antique collector's event in Boston each October. Dodie lived in Dedham for 57 years. She was a buyer for the Dedham Woman's Exchange, which raises money for student scholarships and other charitable causes in Dedham. She attended St. Paul's Church and served on the National Cathedral Committee. She continued her love of music as an enthusiastic member of the St. Paul's Choir, by playing the piano, and as a loyal supporter of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years. She is survived by her 4 children, Susan Rogers Barnard, Catherine Rogers, Sarah Rogers Hopkins, and William Rogers, and five grandchildren, Lucy Barnard, Anna Barnard, Franklin Hopkins, Louisa Rogers, and Eliza Rogers. A service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul's Church in Dedham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to any of the following: Vincent Memorial Hospital, Attn: William Baker, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 or St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir, 59 Court Street, Dedham, MA 02026 or The Boston Symphony Orchestra Annual Fund, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or Washington National Cathedral, 
Attn.: Development Office,
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20016-5098. For guestbook please visit website. Folsom Funeral Home www.folsomfuneral.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 9, 2012
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