Norman A. Rogers, of Hull, formerly of Quincy and Largo, Fla., died on Dec. 20 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was 84.
Born in Malden on Jan. 3, 1936, he was the only son of the late Archer V. and Elizabeth F. (Small) Rogers.
Norman lived a life of service. After graduating from Quincy High School in 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. Over the course of his career, he served aboard many vessels, including light ships, weather patrols, and the Yakutat during the Vietnam conflict. His last commission was as CO of Point Allerton Coast Guard station in Hull (1970).
After retiring from active duty, Norm adopted Hull as his hometown, and he easily made the transition into civilian life, captaining passenger boats for Massachusetts Bay Lines and Bay State Cruises. He served as co-captain of the Hull-to-Boston daily commuter boat. Never one to back away from a challenge, Norm piloted the ferry home to Hull during the Blizzard of ’78.
Norm’s service to his community also included 15 years on the Hull School Committee, membership in the Hull Lions Club, and numerous volunteer activities for the Hull Public Schools and the community-at-large.
Predeceased by his wife (Anne Bentley Rogers), Norm leaves his sister, Nancy Rogers, of Quincy, and his children: Michael (Christine), of New Hampshire; Mark (Terry), of Maine; Scott (Amanda), of Virginia; and Lisa, of Hull. He was the proud grandfather of six granddaughters: Ariel, Megan, Margaret, Emily, Caitlin, and Jenna.
May you have fair winds and following seas.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday, Dec. 28, from 5-8 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central Street), Hingham. Norman’s funeral service will be celebrated privately. Following cremation, interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in Norman’s name to the Anne Rogers Scholarship fund (which will be amended to the Anne & Norman Rogers Scholarship) at the Hingham Institute for Savings, 401 Nantasket Ave., Hull MA.
Friends who are unable to gather with Norman’s family at this time can still offer their support by visiting www.Keohane.com and sharing a special memory or message. Those who cannot access the website can call 1-800-KEOHANE to have their messages added.