Sally M. (Palanza) Rogowski, of Mansfield, formerly of Bourne, passed away on June 14, 2014, at the age of 76. Born and raised in Mansfield, Sally graduated from Mansfield High School Class of 56. For more than 20 years, Sally was the owner of the Dolphin Inn, a Buzzards Bay landmark restaurant. It was said that it was like the Hotel California, you could check out any time you like, but you could never leave. Its hold was solid. The place was neither trendy nor stuffy. People could just relax. The Dolphin was simply popular. Sally lived upstairs and worked downstairs, raising her family along the way. Sally never missed anything. She greeted diners, coaxed waitresses and made nightly rounds of tables, listening to the news of the day. She exuded warmth and caring. Sally made it all look easy. In her free time, Sally was an avid golfer and a member of Pocasset Golf Club, since 1989. She also enjoyed the daily crossword puzzles and watching her beloved Green Bay Packers. Sally will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. Sally was the loving mother of Sarah Valentini and her husband P.J. Sowden of Hanover, D.J. Rogowski of Mansfield and Anthony Rogowski of Raleigh, N.C. Beloved grandmother of Ryan and Allie Rogowski of Mansfield and Justin and Sofia Sowden of Braintree. Devoted sister of Corinne Conroy, Daniel Palanza, Mary Joan Todesco, Jean Smith, Susie DeGirolamo, Peggy Whaley, Christine Doherty, Eugene Palanza, Bobby Palanza, John Palanza and the late Willie, Richie, Albert Palanza and Phyllis Kuplast. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial visitation on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 4 - 4:30 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road, Pocasset, MA, followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Immediately following the memorial service, Everyone is cordially invited to return with the family to the Pocasset Golf Club, 24 Club House Drive, Pocasset. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sallys name to the J.D.R.F., 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481 or to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. Arrangements are being handled by the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, MA. To leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 18, 2014