Maureen R. Rogers, 80, of Coventry, VT passed away on March 5, 2022 in Newport, VT. She was born on February 21, 1942 in Jeffersonville, VT to the late Wilfred Joseph and Mary (Mashia) Rooney. On April 10, 1967 she married Julian Rogers who survives her, husband of 55 years.
Maureen was a graduate of Cambridge High School, class of 1960. She was a foster parent in VT for over 35 years. She helped raise money to build the Community Center in Coventry, was a caregiver to many people throughout her life, loved her family, loved her dogs, Dusty and Rusty, loved to read novels, especially romance novels, and she loved going to yard and tag sales.
She is survived by her children Sherry Bean and her husband Russell, Lynn Bushey and Bobby Ignjatovic, Lesa Trowt and her husband Jeffrey, Michael Rogers, Julie Beauchesne and Bob Josephson, her grandchildren Kenny Bean and wife Britta, Daniel Bean, Jennifer Bushey and Ryan Roberge, Amy Jewer and her husband Lester, Jessie Bushey and Raymond Coderre and Tara-Lynn Coderre, Dreyken Ignjatovic, Jacob Trowt, Jordyn Trowt, and Joni Beauchesne, great grandchildren Payton Bean, Trenton Bean, Jonathan Bushey, Trystan Moore-Lamphere, Cailyn Roberge, Tyler Jewer, and Kaylee Jewer. She is also survived by her brother Walden Rooney and his wife Darla, sister-in-law Betty Rooney, two special nieces, Mary and Cara, like daughters of her own, several nieces and nephews, and close friends, Judy Ostiguy Benware, Patricia Cross Avery, and Jason Wilkie.
She was also predeceased by her sister Audria Bryce, brothers Larry, Rodney, and Darwin Rooney, her brother-in-law Maurice Bryce and her very close friend Annette Wright.
Friends may call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday April 8, 2022 at the Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Derby. Funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 1:00 pm. If lieu of flowers, contributions in Maureen’s memory may be made to Amy’s Armoire PO Box 424 Waterbury, VT 05867 who’s mission is to stabilize kids in foster care which was something near and dear to her heart. Online condolences may be made at curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home & Cremation Service, locally family owned and operated.