Paul F. Rogers
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Gloucester - Paul F. Rogers, 85, of Gloucester, husband of Beverly A. (O'Brien) Rogers, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Medford, on November 15, 1934, son of the late Stephen J. and Agnes D. (Goss) Rogers. Paul was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1952. In his earlier years, he worked for the Boston Globe as a pressman where he also served as Vice President of the Pressman's union. In 1972 he started his own business, Rogers Radiator and Northeast Radiator Sales in 1986. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1956 thru 1958. He was a member of Irish American Club in Malden, the Gloucester Elks Lodge #892, Kensington Country Club in Florida and Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester.
Paul was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing tennis, fishing and boating but most of all he loved the beach both here and in Florida. He loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed family cookouts on Long Beach. He had a great sense of humor and always saw the best in people. His motto was always be honest, kind, work hard and do your best. Think positive, love life and enjoy. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Beverly A. Rogers of Gloucester; daughters, Paula Sughrue and her husband Timothy, Lisa Wright and her husband Stephen all of Wilmington; sons, Michael Rogers and his wife Laura of Gloucester, Gregory Rogers of Rockport; step-sons, Gerald D'Apice of Allston, MA, Dominic D 'Apice and his wife Alyson of Odenton, MD, Brian D'Apice and his wife Jennifer of Beverly, Timothy D'Apice of Somersworth, NH and step-daughter-in-law, Kathleen D'Apice of Braintree, MA; grandchildren, Michelle and Kevin Rogers, Katelyn, Timothy and Stephen Sughrue, Olivia, Nicole, Benjamin, Matthew and Rachel Wright, Megan and Jessica D'Apice, Adam and Celia D'Apice, Christopher and Nicholas D'Apice; his sister, Mary Buckley of Gloucester; sister-in-law, Dana Rogers of South Bend, IN; many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his infant brother, Allen Rogers and brother, Stephen Rogers.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, Gloucester on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458-2597 or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.
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Published on November 22, 2019


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Gary and Brenda Karnes
Dec 13, 2019
Beverly, we were so sorry to hear of your loss We were not aware of Paul's illness. It was nice we had dinner together late in the summer. Please accept our condolences and we will look forward to seeing you around Kensington
Cathy and Rico Caggiano
Nov 23, 2019
Dear Beverly:
Paul's passing was a shock and very sad to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michele Giroux Higgs
Nov 22, 2019
My condolences to the Rogers family. I am so happy to have known your Dad for so many years and have many fond memories. May Paul rest in eternal peace and may his family cherish the happier times as there were many. My Dad is so sad. He has told us so many great stories about growing up with Paul and your Uncle Stephen.