Ann M. Rogers, 87, born Ann Martine Morehouse, of Seneca Falls, passed away at Geneva General Hospital on Monday, December 27th, 2021 after a brief illness.
Ann was born on Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls, a true "laker", the daughter of Richard and Florence (Hitner) Morehouse. Her father and uncle were The Morehouse Boat Company. A graduate of Mynderse Academy, Class of 1952. While in high school her first job was a soda jerk at her grandmother's restaurant, "Morehouses". She then received her BS in Nursing from Rochester General's School of Nursing in 1955, where she also served as her class President. Ann worked many of the hospitals in and around the Seneca Falls area before she found her calling, working for local Dr.'s in private practices. Her empathy, ability to care for those in need and her easy going personality, lend creedence to the nicknames "Grannie Annie" and "St. Ann", as she was often referred to, by many of her friends and family. Her compassion carried over to many aspects of her life where she had served as a Girl Scout Leader, volunteered for many years with the American Red Cross and also helped fundraise for the American Cancer Society.
Ann was a lifelong resident of Seneca Falls. On June 18th, 1955, she married David Rogers, and the two shared 66 years of marriage. Not only was Ann a wonderful, caring nurse, but she also enjoyed serving and caring for her family and close friends. She had a sense of humor and occasional sarcasm that could not be beat. There are countless famous "Ann one liner's" and stories to be remembered by so many. She touched the lives and hearts of everyone she encountered. It is good form to leave where you have been, a better place, Ann did that in spades, effortlessly.
She is survived by her husband, David; children, Deborah Rogers, Jeff (Mary Jo Barbay) Rogers, Maureen (Eric) O'Brien; beloved grandchildren, Justin (Amanda Hamilton) Rogers, Brittany (AJ Daily) Rogers, Sydney (TJ) Radka; great-grandchildren, Piper Rogers and Liam Radka; sister-in-law, Claire Morehouse; sister-in-law Kathi Rogers; step-sister, Janet Camp; Aunt, Betty Zeth; very special friend, Arkie Paradise; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family, by whom she was adored. Ann was predeceased by her brother, David Morehouse; sisters, Patsy Heierman and Jennifer Wells; and step-sister, Joyce "Bonnie" Mahoney.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 from 4 - 7 PM at Doran Funeral Home, 4 East Bayard St., Seneca Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 6th at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Church, 97 West Bayard St., Seneca Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fetch A Friend Rescue, 92 Garden St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148 or to Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River St., Waterloo, NY 13165.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ann M. Rogers, please visit our floral store.
Fetch a Friend Rescue
92 Garden Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148
Beverly Animal Shelter
50 East River Road, Waterloo NY 13165