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Rogers, Dorothy M. (Moll)

Dorothy Moll Rogers passed away on Thursday, December 6,
2012 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Alton,
Illinois on February 20, 1921. She was the daughter John Emanuel Moll and
Catherine Pearl Mutz. She attended Alton High School, Monticello College and
then University of Iowa where she received her degree in Chemistry with a Minor
in Music.

Upon graduating, she attended a graduate program of the Massachusetts
General Hospital in Nutritional Chemistry. There she met William P Rogers Jr.,
MD, her husband of 35 years. They started a family in New York City and moved
to Boston in 1954.

Mrs. Rogers, known as Dodie, served on the Board of Managers
of the Vincent Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Vincent Club, which contributes
to the Hospital through an annual musical production in which she often took
part.  Dodie was also a Co-Chairperson of
the Ellis Antique Show, which supports the Ellis Memorial and is known as the
premier antique collector’s event in Boston each October.

Dodie lived in Dedham for 57 years. She was a buyer for the Dedham
Woman’s Exchange, which raises money for student scholarships and other
charitable causes in Dedham. She attended St. Paul’s Church and served on the
National Cathedral Committee. She continued her love of music as an
enthusiastic member of the St. Paul’s Choir, by playing the piano, and as a
loyal supporter of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years.

She is survived by her 4 children, Susan Rogers Barnard,
Catherine Rogers, Sarah Rogers Hopkins, and William Rogers, and five grandchildren,
Lucy Barnard, Anna Barnard, Franklin Hopkins, Louisa Rogers, and Eliza Rogers.

A service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00
AM at St. Paul’s Church in Dedham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
her memory to the Vincent Memorial Hospital, St. Paul’s Church Choir, The
Boston Symphony Orchestra, or Washington National Cathedral.

Donations may be made to any of the following:
Vincent Memorial Hospital, Attn: William Baker,
55 Fruit Street,
MA 02114
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir, 59 Court
Street, Dedham, MA 02026
The Boston Symphony Orchestra Annual Fund, Symphony
301 Massachusetts Avenue,
MA 02115  or
Washington National Cathedral,
Attn.: Development Office,
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20016-5098


Guestbook Entries

  1. sally Burt
    December 9th, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    To Dodie’s children:
    I am writing here because I don’t know where you live and I cannot come to the service because I have a broken leg.Your mother was a doer and participator who accomplished much in many areas, always well and thoroughly. She was a good and cheerful neighbor in Dedham when she lived on Village Ave. I am sure her final years were sad for all of you, but she is now at peace with the Lord and you all have beautiful memories of her.Blessings,
    Sally Burt

  2. John Keith Gagliani
    December 10th, 2012 | 4:11 pm

    Always my friend and always in my heart


  3. Harriet Linskey
    December 10th, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    Dear Will, Bop, Sal and Susie:
    T.L. and I are sorry that we won’t be able to attend the service to celebrate Aunt Dodie’s life. It’s wonderful to read her obituary and learn of all her accomplishments and volunteer work. I always knew she had a lot of energy! Our thoughts are with you and your families. Love, Harriet and T. L.

  4. Kita Reece
    December 14th, 2012 | 6:59 pm

    All the Reece’s and Riemers just learned of Mrs. Roger’s death today. We are so sorry and crushed not to have been at the service. We have many, many wonderful memories of Dodie and Doc, Franconia and 337 West St. She was a talented and lovely lady. We’ll miss her. With love, Kita, Chris, and several Riemers

  5. Louise C. Riemer aka Baldy
    December 15th, 2012 | 4:25 pm

    I send my deepest condolences to the entire Rogers family whom I regarded as my “2nd” family when I was younger. I spent a lot of time at the Dedham house. Mrs. Rogers was always so nice to me. She drove us everywhere! It is thanks to Mrs. Rogers and Bopie that I got into sewing and knitting, two things that I still love to do. I am so so sorry I was not at the service…love Baldy

  6. Pete Taussig
    December 16th, 2012 | 5:07 pm

    Susie, Bopie, Sally, and Bill:
    Fran and I also didn’t learn about Dodie’s passing until late Friday, as we would very much liked to have attended the service. We re-acquainted with your mom about four years ago at Brighton Gardens in the midst of my mother living there for almost two years before she passed on in June 2009. She seemed to be always smiling when we saw her, and we had the chance to talk with Bill once when he was visiting. We also remember her living around the corner from our former house on Village Ave, and I recall well our occasional visits to West St. when our parents got together to ruminate and chuckle over the issues that mattered to them.
    Our best to all of you,
    Fran & Pete

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