, Newburyport, MA

April 5, 2013

Joan Marie (Carroll) Rogers, 70

Newburyport — Joan Marie (Carroll) Rogers of Newburyport passed away on April 1, 2013.

Joan was the beloved wife of William (Will) M. Rogers, with whom she shared over 48 years of marriage. Born in Newburyport, she was the youngest daughter of the late Charles and Winifred (Hall) Carroll.

Joan will be greatly missed by her family, including her daughter, Sydney Lyn Rogers, and her three children, Shannon Anderson, Mia Swartz and Greta Swartz of Exeter, N.H.

Joan was a resident of Buck Street for 68 years (1945-2013). Joan attended the Immaculate Conception School for 12 years, graduating with the class of 1960. Prior to her retirement from Northern Essex Community College in 2009, Joan was employed by Newburyport City Hall, Amesbury Hospital, Anna Jaques Hospital, and Blue Cross - Blue Shield of Boston.

Joan enjoyed her coffee group, gardening, puzzles, weekends with her granddaughters, and traveling with her husband, Will, on their motorcycle.

She is survived by her brother, Charles Carroll; her sister, Nancy (Carroll) Ferrick; and her brother, James Carroll. Joan was a favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews and enjoyed many good friends, including Dot Caverly and Joanne Baker Geurts of the Netherlands.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are respectfully invited to a wake to be held Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Twomey-Leblanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Joan's name may be sent to the American Cancer Society.