TUPPER LAKE - Mary G. Rogers of Suffolk, Va., formerly of Tupper Lake, died unexpectedly on Dec. 2, 2012, at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va.
Mary was born in Rochester on Sept. 5, 1943.
Mary received her nursing degree from the University of Rochester. She was a registered nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Later she worked as an RN in the intensive care unit at Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport, and then at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. She was head of nursing at Mercy Healthcare Center in Tupper Lake and retired after working several years as an RN at Sunmount DDSO in Tupper Lake.
Prior to moving to Tupper Lake, Mary was an RN and head nurse at Massawepie Boy Scout Camp outside of Tupper Lake for several summers. It is at Massawepie where Mary discovered the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Mary also served as an RN for the North Country Life Flight Air Medical Rescue Team and for the Tupper Lake Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Squad for many years.
Mary loved to canoe and hike in the Adirondack Mountains, and enjoyed the warm weather and ocean in Virginia, where she lived for the past 13 years with her friend Janet Boyle. Mary was a lover of animals and took in rescued basset hounds. She loved to walk her dogs in her friendly neighborhood in Suffolk. Mary also loved to quilt and probably knew where every quilting store was in the state of Virginia.
Mary is survived by her three sons: Brett, Matthew and Tim Rogers; and her five grandchildren: Abby, David, Lucas, Ethan and Cameron Rogers. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Genevieve Gunson of Rochester.
There will be a celebration of Mary's life at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake, followed by a reception at the Holy Ghost Academy.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Country Life Flight Air Medical Rescue Team at North Country Life Flight Inc., Adirondack Regional Airport, P.O. Box 994, 49 Helms-Mueller Road, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, or phone 518-891-6583 or email email@example.com.