Barbara J. Rogers
Barbara (Barbie) Rogers, age 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Bethel Health Care Center.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on May 20, 1927 to Walter and Julia Christiansen. Barbara moved to Bridgeport, CT at age two with her mother and sister Evelyn following the passing of her father. Her mother re-married when the girls were teenagers to Nathan Gilbert. Barbara graduated Bassick High School. While working as a school secretary following graduation, she met her future husband, Donald Rogers, a returning WWII veteran who came into the school for advice from a former teacher. The couple married on June 15, 1947 and would raise their family in Norwalk, CT.
Barbara is survived by her sons Scott and his wife Janet of Brunswick, ME and Robert and his wife Alison of Bethel, CT, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, sister, three of her children Keith, Laurie and Tracy and one grandson Corey.
In keeping with Mom's wishes, there will be no services. Her ashes will be spread at the family summer home in Maine where she was the omnipresent hostess to so many family and friends gatherings.
In lieu of flowers, please hug and tell all your loved ones that you love them. Barbara stressed a special thanks to the wonderful people at Bethel Health Care Center who made her final years joyous and much loved.
Published by Danbury News Times on Apr. 1, 2021.