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Richard Edmond ("Rich") Rogowski

August 22, 1942 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 79)



Richard Edmond Rogowski, “Rich”, of Colchester, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. He was 79 years old.  Born on August 22, 1942 in Hartford, he was a son of the late Boleck “Bill” and Mary (Andrukiewicz) Rogowski.  Rich grew up in East Hartford and joined the Air Force right out of high school.  He married his beloved wife, Virginia Younker on April 24, 1965.  The couple settled in Colchester where they made their home and raised their family.  Rich was an entrepreneur, a hard-working man, the owner and operator of a machine shop known as Dynetic Industries in Glastonbury and Manchester.  He retired several years ago after a long and successful career.  In his spare time, Rich was an avid fly fisherman.  He made his own reels, tied his own flies, and went fishing in Montana as often as possible.  Along with his wife, Ginny, they traveled the world, landing on many of the continents at one time or another.  Rich was known for his unique and fantastic sense of humor and was loved by all who knew him, especially his beloved family.   He will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by his wife of 57 years, Ginny; his children, JoAnne Roberts of Colchester, James and his wife Laurie Rogowski of Canton, Susan Rogowski of Marlborough; four grandchildren, Taylor, Austin, Alex, and Jessica; a sister-in-law, Nijole Rogowski of Washington; a nephew, Jason Rogowski of Washington and many friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Rogowski.  A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 30th from 3:00 to 5:00PM at the clubhouse in Northwoods of Colchester located at 42 Center Court. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Colchester Fire Department at 52 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, CT 06415 or to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Hospital, sent to the St. Francis Foundation 95 Woodland St, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit

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Celebration of Life
June 30, 2022

3:00 PM
Clubhouse at Northwoods
42 Center Court.
Colchester, CT 06415

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