Marilyn A. Rogers

Marilyn A. Rogers, 79, of 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

Born in Cambridge, Mass. (in the shadow of Fenway Park) Feb. 5, 1934, she was the daughter of John J. and Mary E. (Lynch) Hayden. Marilyn married Edward W. Rogers on Feb. 14 1953, at Hamilton, Mass and that is when their lifelong journey began. The years of fishing and camping in Maine, Newfoundland, Montana and everywhere in between with Ed and her four children were always highlighted by her sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor. Marilyn loved the family duck camp on the Essex marsh and her 28 and 29 cribbage hands are nailed to the wall there.

She loved the Boston Red Sox since she was a child waiting by the players exit with her baseball cards for an autograph, it is fitting that they won the World Series this year.

Marilyn is survived by her sister Claire Lynch of Pembroke, Mass.; her children Sue Rogers of Proctorsville, Vt., Edward Rogers Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Ted Rogers of Missoula, Mont., and Tracy Santagate of Paul Smiths; grandchildren Cori Santagate of Springfield, Vt., Levi Santagate of Fort Benning, Ga., Justin Rogers and Jonathan Rogers of Virginia Beach, Va., and Connor Rogers and Gabriel Rogers, both of Missoula, Mont., and great grandchild Braeden Rogers of Virginia Beach, Va.; as well as her beloved cat Abbey.

Her husband Ed predeceased her Aug. 11, 2011.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. Marilyn’s family will receive friends at the Saranac Village at Will Rogers Great Room for an afternoon tea at 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 14. Interment will take place in Town of Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Mass. on a date to be determined in the spring.

Friends wishing to remember Marilyn A. Rogers may make memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at