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Obituary for Alice Rogala

Alice Frances Brown Rogala, 97, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2024 at MapleView Health & Rehabilitation Center in Rocky Hill, CT. Alice was born on July 30, 1926 in Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Frank A. Brown, Jr. and Mary Rose (Rezendes) Brown. Alice was predeceased by her three sisters, Phyllis, Evelyn and Dorothy and her late husband of 63 years, Michael P. Rogala. Alice leaves her daughter, Kricia Buckheit (John), son, John Rogala, grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Andrew), Ryan, Samantha and Hunter and her great granddaughter. Her family and many friends will miss her deeply.

Alice moved to Hartford in 1952. She retired in 1993 from Goodwin, Loomis and Britton Insurance Agency. She was a long-time parishioner of SS. Cyril & Methodius Church and a member of their Ladies Guild. She was awarded an honorary life membership to the Guild in 2019. Alice was a member of the Polish Cultural Club and in 1998 received the Distinguished Service Award from the Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford. In 2000 Alice was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the United Polish Societies. She was a past director of the Polish National Home. Alice was a very active member of her community. In 2001, she received a Service Award from the Secretary of State for her many years working at the voting polls as assistant registrar. Alice loved her time with the White Eagle Sewing club members, enjoyed volunteering at bingos and at the local elementary school. Alice loved working with children, reading and spending time with her family.

A Mass of Christian burial celebrating Alice’s life will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 10 am in SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Hartford, CT. Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home in Wethersfield is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity that has a special place in your heart. Alice’s family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all the staff at MapleView who cared for Alice and made her feel so welcome there.