Nell Rogers

Nell Rogers – a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and wife to Dick Rogers for 67 years has passed on to heaven.

Nell has five boys, Michael and wife Linh, Pat and wife Kim, Peter and wife Dori, Richard, and Robin. Nell has four grandchildren Christina, Laura, and Kevin from Parents Peter and Dori Rogers, and Kirk from Parents Pat and Kim Rogers. Also, Nell has Six great grandchildren, Jacob and Luke from Parents Christina and Jason Abromavage, Harper, and Ella from Parents Laura and John Auld, Win and Riggs from Parents Kirk and Robyn Rogers.

Spirituality has always been an important part of Nell’s life, and she said, “she gained a lot of spirituality from her mother Mabel Huddleston and gained even more from the Catholic Church”.

Nell was born in Funchal Madeira, an Island of Portugal, and spent the first 15 years of her life in Europe and the West Indies with her Mother Mabel and Father John Huddleston along with her siblings Mary and John, because her father was in the U.S. Foreign Service. Growing up during World War II and afterwards, were very active, fun, and trying times. Spirituality again was at the core of her new family, especially after she met Airforce Lieutenant Richard B. (Dick) Rogers. After they settled down in Winter Park where she attended St. Margaret Mary they moved to Maitland and was one of the first Parishioners to attend St. Mary Magdalen (SMM) in 1959, which was still the remains of a concrete night club.

Nell’s oldest son Mike attended SMM in 1961, and then followed by her other four sons. Nell was on the SMM School Board, Welcoming Committee, Community First, St. Anthony Circle, Cursillo, Marriage Encounter, Eucharistic Ministry, Parrish Retreats, taught CCD as well as attended Bible Studies. Nell did all of this while she was raising her children and teaching at Lake Sybelia Elementary where she substituted long into her retirement. Nell was graceful, understanding, loving, patient, thoughtful, kind, and will remain forever in our hearts.

Funeral Mass will be July 30. 10:00 AM (ET) at St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. 861 Maitland Avenue. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Graveside Service will be July 30. 11:30 AM (ET) at Palm Cemetery. 1005 N. New York Ave. Winter Park, FL

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