Roger-Livingston-Obituary

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Roger N. Livingston

Worcester, Massachusetts

Feb 2, 1943 – Jul 18, 2019

Obituary

MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL - Worcester Obituary

Roger N. Livingston, 76 of Worcester, died Thursday, July 18, 2019 at UMass University Medical Center from complications of a heart attack.


He is survived by his partner and best friend, Sally Mitchell; two sons, Thomas Livingston of Webster and his wife Kim; Mark Livingston of Coventry, CT and his wife Lisa; his sister-in-law, Carol Livingston of Florida; his nephews, Stephen Domingues, David Domingues and Danny Livingston; his nieces, Debbie Domingues, Kathi Vespi and Donna Sirimaco; two grandchildren, Nicholas Livingston and Brandy Robidoux.; Papa to Trey and Tate Holterhoff. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Livingston and his sister, Elsie (Livingston) Domingues.


Roger was born in Quincy, MA, the son of the late Ernest and Dorothy (Smith) Livingston. Roger proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1966 on the USS Essex.


Roger’s greatest passion in life was being out on the water. As a child, he always found a way to be connected to the water; whether rebuilding an old boat or exploring the shores near his Quincy Home. He was a passionate sailor and an active member of the Webster Sailing Association for 40 years. He was also a member of the Holden Hills Tennis Club and the New England Ice Yacht Association. Roger enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was always active; playing tennis, iceboating, skiing or cruising in his Mazda Miata he affectionately called “Baby.”


The family would like to thank the staff at UMass University Medical Center for their kindness, compassion and exceptional care, especially Dr. Dennis A. Tighe and ICU Nurse Lisa.


Celebrating the life of Roger Livingston, August 9, 2019, 3 pm to 5:30 pm at The Manor, 42 West Boylston St. West Boylston, MA . Join us for Roger's favorite foods (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Chocolate Cake) and to share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest   Please bring pictures, stories and memories to share.


 At 4pm there will be a ceremonial flag folding and presentation ceremony honoring Roger's military service. Followed by sharing stories and memories at mike.


Please omit flowers and kindly consider that donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester has been entrusted with his arrangements.

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Met Roger at many NEIYA Event but not lucky enough to sail the ice with him. But maybe I did, not knowing his boat/sail number. He was the most pleasant person where ever he was. I will miss him!

Sally, I'm so very sorry to hear about Roger. It was wonderful sailing with the two of you back during the 2010 Rendezvous here in Connecticut, and I enjoyed keeping in touch with him through the years. I'll miss our occasional chats and hearing about the two of you sailing #4096 "Ghost". On behalf of the Mariner Class Association, please accept my most sincere condolences.

In loving memory of a wonderful father in law. Our Christmas Eve won't be the same without you. We will always remember you.

I will always remember Roger for helping me out when I showed up at Webster lake with a old ,old DN that I picked up in Maryland. this was a start of a great friendship Roger helped me build a new DN the following summer and was always eager to help with whatever I needed I will always remember his great smile.
Sail On Roger!!!

Roger would be proud of whoever wrote his Obi. Perfect good bye for a perfect friend and fello sailor!!!!..I dont think there will ever be a day that I dont think of Rog.....Until we meet again keep an eye out for all of us who love you..Rest and get ready for I heard the ice in heaven is always Black Thick and Smooth....See ya then .....
Billy Bluefeather

Roger was a very thoughtful, considerate, and generous gentleman who was most likely liked, if not loved by anyone who knew him. He possessed a humble personality, but was always friendly and outgoing not only with his friends, but also with people he had recently met.
Roger must have authored a book called, How to as he was a wealth of knowledge, not only about sailing & ice boating, and he was always more then willing to share some of that expertise, and be helpful in solving...

Sally,
My heart is with you.

Remembering great days on the ice with him. My wife still sails one of his DNS.

July 18 2019, A very sad day, I have known Roger for many years he was one of W. S. A' MOST VALUABLE ASSETS, always greeting old and new members with a smile, always there to help, teach, and promote sailing when asked to help, he did not know how to say no, even when he was busy with his own boats.
Roger was a pillar of the small boat sailing communiy and the Webster Sailing Assoc.,always there for the spring and fall work parties and involved in most committee meetings ready to...