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“Sending love to all of you at this difficult time. Many memories...Sincerely,Diane ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Lane - Waltham, MA

“Dear Tim, I was sorry to hear of your father's death. What a wonderful legacy he left behind of many children, grandchildren, etc.! I pray that he...Read More ยป
2 of 7 | Posted by: The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon - MA

“Ernie and Mark, Am so sorry to read about your dad .I will keep your whole family in my thoughts and praysKaren and Tim Leahy ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Leahy - Derry, NH

“Rest in peace Uncle Ernie. Sending love to the family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Hennessy Bird - Hingham, MA

“RIP Uncle Ernie.. a life well lived. Knowing you are now back in the arms of Auntie Helen..hugs and prayers to the whole Rogers family.. ❤ ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Frantela - Ventura, CA

“Love you forever Dad❤ ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Elaine Bergeron - The Villages, FL

“To the entire Rogers family my deepest sympathy. I shared in this family for years and still have contact with most. RIP Ernie ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Paul Bergeron - Jupiter, CO


Mr. Ernest J. Rogers, of Boston, formerly of Waltham and Cambridge, died on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in The Sherrill House, Boston. He was 92.

Ernie was born in Cambridge on February 8, 1927, the son of the late Jeremiah and Lillian (Corbett) Rogers. He had served with the U.S. Army during World War Two. On April 20, 1950 he married M. Helen Hennessy in St. Mary's Church in Cambridge where the pair lived for a time before settling in Waltham in 1963. He was the former proprietor of EJ's Liquors in Watertown and prior to that he had worked at Polaroid in Waltham.

He was the beloved husband of the late M. Helen (Hennessy) Rogers and is survived by his children, Elaine Bergeron of The Villages, Florida, Ernest D. Rogers of Lexington, Mark D. Rogers (Debra DellaCamera) of Lincoln, Janis M. Berry (Richard Vaccarello) of Plymouth, Tracy Rogers of Burlington and Rev. Timothy J. Rogers of Dorchester; his grandchildren, Melanie Sullivan, Christopher Rogers, Shoshanna Bergeron, Scott Rogers, Jonathan Berry and Sophia DellaCamera Rogers; his great-grandchildren, Kirsten Cormier, Ronan and Haley Sullivan and Madison Civian and also leaves many nieces, nephews and their families.

He was the brother of the late Evelyn Malia, Lillian Shea, Catherine McGowan, Joseph Rogers, Edward Rogers and George Rogers.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ernie's life by gathering for calling hours on Thursday, September 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, Waltham where his funeral service will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Saint John's Episcopal Church, 322 South Franklin Street, Holbrook, MA 02343.