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Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers

Thursday, January 7th, 1932 Saturday, August 10th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Samuel J Rogers

Samuel J. Rogers, 86, passed away willingly due to lasting arthritic disablement and pain on August 10,2019.
He was born at Newton-Wellesley Mass. Hospital on January 7,1932. Son of Alva E. and S. Joseph Rogers.
He graduated from Fessenden, Choate and Tufts with a Business degree.
After three years in the Army, two of which were in Germany, he left Massachusetts and moved into his families Wolfeboro Lake Front home.
Samuel married Martha Worcester Bell in November of 1963 and had a loving relationship for 48 years.
With a friend Sam formed a partnership and bought and developed Sleeper Island on the big lake.
This was a learning time for real estate sales, cottage building, marine dock work, barge water transportation and use of large equipment.
While doing this he bought with his partner a 300-acre blueberry farm in Gilmanton, NH and helped build log cabin kits as year round homes for customers.
With Martha’s help he traveled across the country to Washington State, Florida, Pecos New Mexico, and Amish country near Canton, Ohio while delivering and returning horses, boats and parts for the carriages he was building.
His only sister, Shirley R. Bishop moved to Texas where she died leaving a daughter Linda Linnig and her husband Mike, of Allen, TX; one great-grandniece, Kimberly Linnig, of Dallas, TX; Sam and Martha had only one Son, Joseph H. Rogers of Lyndeborough, NH who estranged himself from his parents.

SERVICES: A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday October 5, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Rd., Hollis, NH 03049. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private and Sam’s remains will rest at the family plot in Westview Cemetery, Lexington, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s loving memory to Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd., Nashua, NH 03064. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 is in charge of arrangements. (603) 883-3401. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    "Celebration of Life" at Lawrence Barn
    28 Depot Road
    Hollis, NH
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    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Interment

    Westview Cemetery (Private)
    Address Not Available
    Lexington, Massachusetts
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Jon Osterberg

I'm so sorry to stumble across Sam's passing just now while browsing online. Sam and I met by phone in May 1982 at the end of my 3-year search for Miss Bardahl, the champion hydroplane Sam had bought at liquidation in the mid-1970s. Sam and I corresponded over the years and especially in 2011-12, when I published a book about Miss Bardahl. Sam talked of coming to Chelan, Wash., to wash the vintage hydros run. Then our correspondence stopped in 2013. Without Sam, that glorious boat would not be around today, restored and thrilling fans. Thank you, Sam, for your friendship! May you rest in peace. --Jon Osterberg, Redmond, WA
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