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Joanne Rogers (1928–2021), widow of Fred Rogers

by Kirk Fox

Joanne Rogers was the widow of Fred Rogers (1928–2003), of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” and was an accomplished concert pianist.

Fred and Joanne Rogers were married for over 50 years

Joanne Rogers met Fred Rogers when the pair were students at Rollins College in Florida. She earned a bachelor of music degree in piano performance and a masters degree in music from Florida State University. She performed professionally as a concert pianist with her friend Jeannine Morrison, calling themselves the Rogers-Morrison piano duo. They recorded two studio albums. She also spent time as a music teacher. She was married to Fred Rogers from 1952 until his passing in 2003.

Tributes to Joanne Rogers

Full Obituary: Trib Live


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