Obituary of Mary Ellen Rogers
Mary Ellen “Marion” Rogers, 90, of Garden Drive passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 26 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was brave and resolute to the end.
Marion was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 29, 1931, and was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Carney) Nally and beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Rogers, who died on Nov. 10, 2006. She was a graduate of Resurrection R.C. Grammar School and St. Brendan’s High School in Brooklyn.
After retiring, Marion and her husband were the owners of Marion’s Rings and Things in Clifton Park, which gave them the opportunity to travel the East Coast and enjoy Irish Fests from New York to Florida for well over a decade. They took great pleasure in the adventure and all the friendships they made along the way.
Marion sang in the choir at both St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park and Resurrection Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. She loved working in her yard and gardening with her dear friends and neighbors, Mark and Maureen Skinner. At various times she volunteered for WMHT on their fundraising phone bank, cooked in the soup kitchen for St. Edward’s, volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Drive, and worked as a school bus monitor for Shenendehowa Central Schools, among other things.
She is the devoted mother of Kevin J. Rogers and Mary Ellen (Brian) Moshier; sister of William (Connie) Nally and Evelyn (Joseph) Barker and the late Richard (the late Ann) Nally and Robert (Lois) Nally; grandmother of Melissa (Michael) Surprenant, Carolyn Moshier, Mary-Elizabeth Moshier and Jessica Moshier; great-grandmother of Marvin Peavy III and Chloe Surprenant; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was much loved and admired by all.
Marion will be honored with a Celebration of Life in both Clifton Park and Brooklyn at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association and The Community Hospice of Albany, N.Y., whose care and support were boundless in her final days.
Her final arrangements were made by the family through the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065, 518-371-5454.
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