WESTON, Mass. – Erdna M. (Reggio) Rogers of Weston, Mass., and Lovell, died Feb. 8, in the house she had been living in since 1944, with much of her family present.

She was born in 1916, in Beverly Farms, Mass., and grew up in Brookline, Mass. She attended the Park School, Noroton Convent of the Sacred Heart in Connecticut and Vesper George Art School. In 1940, she married Howard G. Rogers, also of Brookline, who died in 1995.

She channeled her considerable energies into many organizations during her lifetime. She was a Girl Scout leader for more than 50 years and was involved with many facets of St. Julia’s Parish in Weston, Mass., including the Sodality, the Choir, and the Thrift Shop.

She also devoted a lot of her time to a soup kitchen in Waltham, Mass. For many years, she chaired the International Institute Ball in Boston, and she worked with the Council on Aging in Weston.

She particularly enjoyed outdoor activities. She was an avid tennis player and for decades spent much of her summers at Kezar Lake, where she loved hiking in the near-by White Mountains with her family. She and her husband were members of the Kezar Lake Watershed Association and the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4,000 Footer Club.

She recently sold a large tract of land comprising wetlands and her beloved Amos Mountain to the Greater Lovell Land Trust so that it would be kept undeveloped. Over the years, she and her husband, Howie, the inventor of Polaroid color film, would travel to distant places like Australia, Chile and Tahiti to watch solar eclipses.

She is survived by her five children, Anne C. Rogers of Malden, Mass., Peter N. Rogers of Dallas, Texas, Mary Helmreich of Encinitas, Calif., Mark H. Rogers of Newtonville, Mass., and Lucinda G. Rogers of Lovell; two of her five siblings, Nicholas Reggio of Wellesley, Mass., and Claire Marno of Sulfur, Okla.; as well as seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

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