In Branford, Jan. 12, 2008, Veronica 'Vera' Dick Rogers 90, of Branford, wife of the late John J. Rogers, mother of Veronica M. Conover and her husband, Richard of Martha's Vineyard, MA, Maureen A. Hanke of Milford, John G. Rogers and his wife, Marlene of Saugerties, NY, Douglas E. Rogers of New Haven and William M. Rogers and his wife, Bonnie of Wallingford. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Marian M. Fortier and brothers, Albert and Joseph Dick. Vera was born in West Haven, April 24, 1917 a daughter of the late William and Anna Lickeig Dick. She retired in 1987 as the manager of the former Wolfs Bakery of West Haven. Previously she had worked as a legal secretary at several law firms in West Haven. She had been a member of the Laurel Women's Club of West Haven for 12 years and was past president. Friends and relatives can go directly to St. Lawrence Church, West Haven on Wed., Jan. 16 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT - TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven on Tues. from 6 - 8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., Southern CT Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Dear Billy, Doug and Family, We want to extend our sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Mom. It’s been years since we’ve all seen each other and we remember coming by the house on Main Street and your Mom was such a sweetheart. God Bless.

  2. Dear Jackie and Families I was deeply saddened to read of the recent passing of your mom. I remeber with great fondness (and laughter) of all the times we drove your mom crazy as she so very patiently drove us to ice skating. How your mother cheerfully put up with all the kids over your house after school! She had great patience and those memories will always be cherished

  3. I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing this week. She was always so sweet. I did her hair for her a few years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. With sympathy, Nina Burke and family

  4. Maureen and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We send you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love Heidi and Dorothy/MPAC

  5. Maureen, I am so sorry to here about your Mother. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Maureen, I am sorry to hear of your loss, may God Bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow. May your Mom rest in peace. Love, Merari

  7. Maureen, I am sorry to hear of your loss, may God Bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy, Maricel

  8. Maureen, My condolences to you and your family. Remember God gives us strength to go on so trust in the Lord always. May God guide you throughout these difficult days.

  9. Maureen, My deepest sympathy. I am praying for you and your family. God will give you the strength to get through this difficult time. Rose Miller

  10. Maureen: I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, I can’t even begin to know your pain. Just remember the good times and it will get you threw the tuff times. My prayers will be here for you and your family

  11. My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rose Smalls

  12. Sarah & Family, We are sorry for your loss. I will always remember .Vera. from when I use to work at Branford Hills Health Care Center and when she came to recreation activities. I will always recall her love for Bingo and musical entertainment. Also the love she had for her family. She was a wonderful woman and may she rest in peace.

  13. Sorry for the loss of your mom. My grandmother Rose knew your mom and dad. She was known back then as Rose Adkins. She told me that your parents introduced her and her husband Henry,(my granddad) to each other. She was a very old friend of your dad and mom. They were the godparents of her son Robert Hurlburt. She is 92 years old going on 93 in April. She sends her deepest condolences. She is living in Milford, CT. with her son, my dad, Richard Hurlburt. His phone # is (203) 878-6030 if you would like to contact her. She would love to hear from any member of the family. Sincerest condolences from Rose Adkins Hurlburt

  14. Your parents and our parents were very good friends before my mother (Bobbie Cadwell) passed. It is sad to see a generation move on. Our best to your family. Vera was a lovely lady. Joan Cadwell Pestey Tom Cadwell

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