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Anne C. Rogers

AGE: 65 • Brick

Anne C. Rogers, 65, of Brick, New Jersey, passed away at home on March 11, 2012 after valiant battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Anne has been the co-owner and operator of Rogers Pet Supplies & Feed in Brick for 31 years. Anne was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on September 13, 1946 to the late Matthew and Elizabeth Sica. She was an honors graduate of both Middletown High School and Trenton State College. While attending Trenton State, she was a kindergarten primary education major and taught school in Emporia, Kansas, Aberdeen Township, New Jersey, and Brick, New Jersey. She and her husband, Alexander Rogers, opened their pet supply store on Cedar Bridge Avenue in Brick. Over the years, they employed many local young adults, including those who are now lawyers, entrepreneurs, engineers, iron workers, & landscape architects.

Anne was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Sica, of St. John USVI. She survived by her husband and best friend of 44 years, Alexander "Al" Rogers, her daughter Dana Bennett and husband Bob, her son, Alex Rogers, her five beautiful grandchildren, Noah, Alex, Ava, Laura, and Rachel, her brothers Ralph "Skip" Sica and partner Larry Hutson and Richard M, Sica, M.D. and wife Adriana, her sister Nancy Guglielmo, and husband Arthur, her brother-in-law, Kenneth Rogers, good friend and walking partner, Kathy Cevasco, college roommate, Louis Larezza, as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15th 2012, from 2:00 to 6:00pm at O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:00am at Church of the Epiphany, 615 Thiele Road, Brick. For more information or to send condolences, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 13, 2012
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