GRAY — Patricia A. Rogers of Gray died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, June 12, after a long battle with cancer.

Pat was born on Aug. 18, 1936, to Ernest H. Fickett and Julia (Snow) Fickett of Pownal. She attended school in Pownal and New Gloucester. She married Fred A. Rogers on April 8, 1956, and they worked together at Opportunity Farm for Boys and then at Pineland Center until retirement.

She was in the grandparent program at Memorial School in New Gloucester, where she enjoyed her status as “Grammy Pat” for several years. She enjoyed knitting and many new mothers received a blanket or a sweater set compliments of her needles. She was proficient enough to receive ribbons and/or money prizes at Cumberland and Oxford fairs.

Pat is survived by her son, Ernest and his lifelong partner of 20 years, Heather Phinney, with whom she has lived for the past several years; also, John and Debbie Conrad of Oxford, who were family not of blood, but love. Pat is also survived by her two sisters, Barbara Bryant of Auburn, and Clara Neal and husband, Dean, of New Gloucester; one brother, Roger Fickett and his wife, Denise, of Sabattus; granddaughters, Becky Piechowski and husband, Michael, and children, Danielle, Kaylee, Dylan, Ava, Jordan, Jacob and Baily of Georgetown and Jessica Armstrong and husband, Egan, of Winthrop; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat had a special relationship with her sister-in-law, Deanna. She will be extremely missed by her fur grandbabies, Lady, Paris and Barkley, especially for her soothing words in inclement weather and the time they spent together.

Pat was predeceased by her husband, Fred; her parents; four brothers, Robert, Donald, Bruce and David; and one sister, Marilyn Tripp.

Also, a special thanks to Avis Ford and the Androscoggin Home Hospice team for all they did.

Patricia A. Rogers

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