GLOUCESTER — Freeman M. Rogers, 92, formerly of Beverly, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Eileen (Cronin) Rogers, who died in June of 2011. They had shared sixty years of marriage.
Born in Gloucester on February 1, 1920, he was the son of the late John and Ellen (Buchanan) Rogers. He was a graduate of the Gloucester High School, Class of 1939, where he was a proud member of the ROTC band.
A U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of the 336th Bombardment Squadron and served as an airplane mechanic and gunner. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in February of 1946.
Freeman and Eileen resided in Beverly most of their lives. He had been employed for many years as a milkman for Sunnyhurst Diary. He later worked in sales for the Burner Supply Company in Beverly. His final employment was for Gordon College as a maintenance worker, where he remained until his retirement.
He was a longtime member and past commander of the Amvets Post #32 of Gloucester, as well as the Scottish Rite and The Tyrian-Ashler-Acacia Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Gloucester.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. He was also predeceased by his three sisters, Ellen Collum, Margaret DeCoste and Carole Cote and brother Franklyn Rogers.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held on Saturday morning in the Beechbrook Cemetery at 10 a.m. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester. For further information and online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.