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Obituary for Richard D. Rogers

February 12, 1958 - March 12, 2016
Hanover, Massachusetts | Age 58


Richard D. Rogers, 58 of Hanover, passed away on March 12, 2016. He was born in Boston, son of the late Donald and Norma (Ward) Rogers, and was raised and educated in Hanover, class of 1976.

Richard was a life-long learner and professional student. A modern day Renaissance man, Richard was well versed in art, philosophy, music, language, website design and more. He earned bachelor's degrees from Boston University and Brown University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and a Master of Education from Lesley College, as well as many other academic recognitions.

Richard was also an educator. He was a professor at Lesley College and taught classes at New England Institute of Art. He most recently was an English teacher at the Focal Chinese Music School.

Richard was a passionate world traveler and a devoted movie buff. He was a kind, caring, loving brother, uncle and dear friend. We will all miss his kindness, compassion for others, his laughter and his tender smile.

Richard is survived by his brother Bruce Rogers and his wife Shelley, his sister Susan Cheney and her husband Paul, both of Hanover. Uncle of Paul, Patrick, and Jake Cheney, Donald and Dylan Rogers, Brittany Furlong and Hannah Brooks. He is the grandson of Dorothy Ward of North Carolina.

The Rogers family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate his life in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland on Saturday April 2, 2016 from 11:00-2:00 PM. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home following visitation at 2:00 PM. For directions or additional information, please visit

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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