Henry J. Rogers

  • Born: March 16, 1929
  • Died: July 22, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Henry J. Rogers, 90, died Monday, July 22, 2019, at his home, after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Dorothy A. (Benoit) Rogers. Born and raised in Canton, he was a graduate of Canton High School. Mr. Rogers was a resident of Stoughton for over 70 years. He was a WWII Veteran of the US Army, enlisting at the age of 17. He served in the Asian Pacific Theater with the Occupation Forces in Japan for over a year, and was honorably discharged in December of 1947 with the rank of Sergeant. Along with his wife, he founded and owned Dorothy Jean's Bakery in Stoughton for over 38 years, retiring several years ago. He was very active with the Massachusetts Retail Bakers Association and served as the Past President. He was the Regional Councilman of the Retail Bakers of America and was the Chosen Man of the Year of the New England Bakers and Allied Association. After his retirement, he traveled extensively with his wife throughout the US, Europe and Asia on behalf of the baking industry. He was also active in the Town of Stoughton and Civic events as Past President of the Stoughton Lions Club and the VFW. Following his retirement, he spent winters in Pompano Beach, FL.

Henry was an avid sports fan and was a longtime season ticket holder of the New England Patriots. As a young man, Henry played Semi-Pro Football for several years for the Canton Town Club. He was the Co-Founder of Stoyac and the Stoughton Boosters Club and was the Past President of the Olde Colony Youth Football League. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, dining out, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Rogers was the father of Dorothy A. Rogers of NH, Jean M. Rogers of Stoughton, Paul H. Rogers and his wife Karen Duross of Norton and Mark J. Rogers and his wife Angela Stanley-Rogers of AZ. He was the brother of the late Paul and Charles Rogers, Dorothy Herron, Ethyl Savino and Arlene Dardano. He was the grandfather of Anthony Parma, Brian Rogers-Botellio, Kevin Rogers, Keith Rogers, Katie Rogers, Danny Rogers, Jillian Rogers and the late Mark H. Rogers. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton on Friday, at 10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church at 11:30 AM. Visiting Hours Thursday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Henry's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so very fortunate to sit beside Henry while visiting the Stoughton Lions Club last fall and renewed our friendship of many years ago as Past Presidents. Henry was the most sincere person I have ever known as a business man, personal friend or caring for others. As I was leaving, we hugged and Henry said "We lived the best years and I'm ready to go anytime now". I replied "be right behind you, my Friend" and he said "not too soon, you have a lot to do yet".

Posted by Don Naja - Clearwater, FL - Friend   August 03, 2019

A wonderful man that Stoughton was truly blessed to have!! STOYAC would not exist if it wasn't for the vision and generosity of Henry Rogers!! He worked so hard for all the youth of Stoughton and taught many the wonderful values to cherish through the world of sports!! If we were still making bronze statues,he is more than deserving to have one made of him!!! I Love You Mr. Rogers!!!

Posted by Paul Abramowicz - Norwich, CT - Friend   July 31, 2019

On behalf of Robert Tighe and family, we are deeply saddened by your loss. Bob wanted to reach out to the family with his condolences. He will always remember the great times they spent visiting in Lauderdale Florida with him and Laraine. Praying for you all in this most difficult time.

Love always,Bob Tighe and family

Posted by Robert Tighe - South Yarmouth, MA   July 26, 2019

Henry was a great man and a dear friend to our family. We share so many wonderful memories which will never be forgotten. Henry will be dearly missed. Love the DiStefano Family

Posted by DEBBIE McNEILL - Stoughton, MA - Friend   July 26, 2019

Farewell old friend. You were one of the last of the greatest generation and one of their best! I am sad to see you go but understand it was your time. You were tired and so missed your Dotty, ❤ You are with her now. I believe you are both happy again. Rest In Peace my friend! ✝. Dennis

Posted by Dennis Conley - Brockton, MA - Friend   July 25, 2019


We are so sorry to hear about the loss of uncle Sonny. We will always remember the beautiful wedding cake he made us. May he be at peace in heaven! With our deepest sympathy , Stephen and Kerry Pires

Posted by steve and kerry pires - North Easton, MA - Family   July 25, 2019

Uncle Sonny will be missed by all of his nieces and nephews. My sincere sympathy to all of his family. I have many fond memories of the Rogers family gatherings. Your Dad always had a great smile and a kind word. I worked in his first bakery for the first few weeks of its openings. We all appreciated the wonderful wedding cakes that he gave to each of us. Hold onto your happy memories and know that he will always be with you in Spirit. Love and blessings, Janet Herron, Mt Pleasant, SC

Posted by Janet Herron - Mt Pleasant, SC - Family   July 24, 2019


Posted by Diane Alden_Manory(Catalano) - Charlestown, NH   July 24, 2019

To the Rogers Family: i'm so sorry to learn of Henry's passing. My late husband Bob Cook thought the world of Henry and thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with him. My deepest sympathy. RIP Henry. Janet Cook and Family.

Posted by A friend   July 24, 2019

Posted by Jim Munroe - Bridgewater, MA - friend   July 24, 2019

We have so many great memories of Dot and Henry. We are saddened by his passing. They were both great people. May Henry rest in the peace of God's arms.

Posted by Tom and Carolyn Lampos - Brockton, MA   July 24, 2019

Mr. Rogers,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WW II as well as with this Army of Occupation in Japan after the War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   July 24, 2019

To the Rogers Family, So very sorry for your loss. I did not know your Dad personally, but I certainly loved and enjoyed the wonderful products from the bakery. This obituary pretty much says it all! He was a very special man loved my many! I went to school with Dotty. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Posted by Jane O'Neill - Middleboro, MA   July 24, 2019


I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Henry. Keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Shawn Woody - Charlotte, NC - Family Friend   July 24, 2019

Much sadness today with the loss of a very dear friend, but the wonderful memories will console us all! Dot, Jean, Paul, Mark please take solace in the fact that you had such loving relationship with your father. RIP Henry

Posted by Jody Tagaris - FL - Friend   July 24, 2019


Rest In Peace my friend
Will miss seeing you around

Posted by Peggy Toomey - Franklin, MA   July 24, 2019

so sorry for you loss, may you all have great memories to live on.

Posted by jude & kaya evans - gilbert, AZ - Family Friend   July 23, 2019

Henry you will be missed as a Lion, Golfer, Baker, and Friend rest in peace

Posted by Lester Davis - Stoughton, MA - Friend   July 23, 2019

We so enjoyed sitting with Henry at Chateau in Stoughton and Doyle's in Brockton. We would sit and listen to wonderful stories of the past...he was a true gentleman and very young at heart! Henry will be missed greatly. We will fortunate that we got to know this funny, amazing man.
Bev & Joe Arsenault

Posted by Bev & Joe Arsenault - Stoughton, MA - Friend   July 23, 2019

Mr. Rogers, you were my first employer and you set the bar high for me as to where i would work after graduating high school. You were a boss but you were also a very kind and gentle man. I always enjoyed seeing you and your wife after i left the bakery. You both were always very pleasant to me and you both never forgot your employees. You will be sorely missed by many. May you Rest in Peace! Along with your wife!❤

Posted by Linda Panico - Ft. Myers, MA - Friend   July 23, 2019

I have so many memories of your Dad... we were so blessed that your Mom
and your Dad kept the Kelleher Family very close long after my Dad was gone.
There are memories but the bond created between our families is undeniably a treasure I hold very, very close in my heart.
Love and hugs to all of you.
See you soon.

Posted by Christine Carr - Norton, MA - Family Friend   July 23, 2019

To the Rogers Family
So sorry for the loss of dad he was such a great caring dad and a great boss to work for will miss seeing him at noceries restaurant

Posted by Peggy Toomey - Franklin, MA - Friend   July 23, 2019

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