Virginia Rogers

Virginia G. Rogers

Friday, January 10th, 1936 - Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Virginia G. Rogers, 83, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on December 25, 2019 at home. She was born on January 10, 1936 in Trenton, NJ, the daughter of Harry & Marguerite Hutchins Grauer. Virginia graduated from Hamilton High School in Trenton, NJ and attended Rider College.
Virginia married Nelson Rogers on March 26, 1955 in Trenton, NJ. He predeceased her on March 18, 2004. For 30 years Virginia and Nelson owned and operated Van Benschoten Hardware in Poughkeepsie, NY. Following that Virginia worked for Mechanical Construction in Poughkeepsie, NY as a buyer.
She was a member of the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Dutchess Golf & Country Club, and The Junior League where she played "Pockets". Virginia loved playing Bridge with her Poughkeepsie Cronies and crocheting. She volunteered at the Nearly New Shop. Virginia loved her boat, then her camper which was at the Anchorage in Eddyville, NY.
Survivors include her daughter: Catherine P. (Steve) Birkenmeyer of Poughkeepsie, NY and her grandchildren: Virginia (Marc) Boffardi, Joseph (Cristina) Maltais, Vincent Birkenmeyer, Judith Birkenmeyer, Laura (Dale) Spencer and Matthew LaChappelle. There are 5 Great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter: Susan LaChappelle and brother: Eugene F. Grauer.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 29, 2019 2-4PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Services are Monday, December 30, 2019 at 10AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the family plot in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:00am
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
    342 South Avenue
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Molly Hamilton

Posted at 07:09am
We will never forget what a kind and wonderful lady you were always having fun and a good time with your friends. We will cherish the memories of laughter and good times with you at the An outage always.

Molly & Peter

Sandy and Jerry Goldbergberg

Posted at 01:24pm
So sorry to hear about Virginia's passing. She sounds like she was a remarkable person. Hoping in time your memories will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. May her memory be for a blessing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sandy and Jerry Goldberg


Posted at 12:19pm
To Vinnie in loving memory of “Gram”.
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Posted at 02:39pm
Thinking of you at this sad time and sending love
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