Obituary of Alice Rogers
Alice Rogers, AKA “Sweet Alice”,”Mom”,”Grandma””Queen of the Ranch”,”GG”, or “The Boss”,
passed away in Sun City, Florida on February 15, 2019. She is preceded in death by her
beloved husband, Vincent Rogers; her father, Patrick Bolger; mother, Alice; brothers, Bob
Bolger and Bill Bolger; sisters, Rosemary Bolger, Patricia Behrens, and Ann Mangum; her first
born son, Patrick Rogers; and daughter-in-law, Edna Clark Rogers. She is survived by her son,
William Rogers; daughter-in-law, Christine Rogers; grandchildren Chris, Eric, Scott and Katelyn
Rogers; granddaughter in-laws Tara Rogers and Liz Rogers; great-grandchildren, Ava and Adi
Rogers; as well as numerous nieces, and nephews.
Alice was born in Harlem Hospital, in New York City, the first born child of Patrick and Alice
Bolger. Her early years were spent in the Bronx, and later the family moved to Bronxville, New
York. Summers were spent in Westbrook, Connecticut. Alice loved the sand and water--it was to
become a lifetime love and passion. Westbrook is also where she met her husband to be. Alice
graduated from Mount St. Ursula, a private all-girls parochial high school. It was here that she
developed her love and skill of correct grammar.
After the Second World War, she married that young man, Vincent, whom she had met when
she was just a grade school girl. They were married in Bronxville, New York in St. Joseph's
Church. The happy couple started their married life in Middletown, Connecticut, and in June of
1947, they welcomed their first-born, Patrick, into their family. In 1950, they welcomed a second
son, William, and moved the family to Hartford, Connecticut shortly after. In 1954 the
Connecticut River overflowed its banks and Alice and Vincent lost most of their possessions to
the flood. Aided by the Red Cross, the family moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut. At this time
Alice was a stay at home mom, involved in Cub Scouts and other activities raising her children.
In 1962 the family moved to Bronxville to the home she had grown up in. It was here that Alice
went back to work, first on a part-time basis, and eventually becoming a legal administrator of a
White Plains, New York law office. It was here that she put the skills her father, a lawyer, had
taught her to good use. She stayed at this firm for over two decades, and here is where she was
affectionately known as “The Boss”. She was well liked by colleagues and clients alike. In 2003,
at the age of 83, she decided to retire and moved to Belleair Bluffs, Florida. She enjoyed her
condo, overlooking both her beloved beach, Gulf of Mexico and a giant American flag. Her days
were busy: lunch, line dancing, theater outings, and of course her 3 days a week of bridge.
Alice was in excellent physical health into her 90s, but in 2016 her memory and skills of daily
living were beginning to fail. She moved to “The Crossing” in Riverview Florida an assisted
living facility. It was here she spent her final years.
Alice will be buried in The Gate of Heaven cemetery in Hawthorne, New York, next to her
husband. A funeral mass will be celebrated on May 18 , 2019 .
In lieu of flowers donations could be made to either the Esophageal Cancer Awareness
Association, ecaware.org or NEADS, who provides service dogs for those with disabilities,