Howard "Arthur" Rogers, Jr.February 4, 1940 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 77)
COLCHESTER - Howard Arthur Rogers Jr., "Art", of Knoxville, TN and formerly of Colchester, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the age of 77.
Born Feb. 4, 1940 in Willimantic, he was the son of the late Howard Arthur Rogers, Sr. and Gertrude Florence (Squires) Lindell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Griselda, his five children and many grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Art was predeceased by his sister, Gertrude J. Brady and brother, Roy F. Rogers.
He graduated from Norwich Technical High School in 1958 from the carpentry shop. Mr. Rogers was a proud veteran having served with the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (the "Seabees"). He spent the majority of his life as a Concrete Contractor, a profession he excelled at and thus allowed him to travel and work in many states. A farmer at heart, Art enjoyed growing fruit trees and berry bushes as a favorite pastime after retirement. He will be dearly missed by many.
Graveside Services with military honors will be observed 11 am Saturday (Oct. 14th) directly at the Linwood Cemetery, Route 16, Colchester. There are no calling hours. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester is assisting the family with local arrangements.