Josephine M. (Viera) Rogers, 94, of Fairhaven died January 6, 2018 at Our Lady’s Haven after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Frank P. Rogers.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Preston) Viera, she lived in Mattapoisett and Rochester most of her life before moving to Fairhaven.
Mrs. Rogers was formerly employed as a registered nurse in several local hospitals and doctor’s offices for many years before retiring as supervisor from Parkwood Hospital.
She was an active member of the Rochester Council on Aging and she enjoyed reading and bowling.
Survivors include her daughter, Jill Bodeau and her husband Paul of Rochester; 2 grandsons, Scott Bodeau and his wife Deanna of Rochester and Todd Bodeau and his wife Meghann of Acushnet; 4 great-grandchildren, Allison Bodeau, Thomas Bodeau, Isabel Bodeau and Scott Bodeau, II; a cousin, Doris Blanchard of Fairhaven and her sons, Bruce Blanchard and David Blanchard; 4 nieces and a nephew.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 am at St. Rose of Lima Church in Rochester. Her family will receive guests at church on Wednesday from 9:30 – 10 am prior to her Mass. Visiting hours are omitted. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Ln., Rochester, MA 02770. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.