Enjoyed family gatherings

Published in the November 9, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — Elizabeth Rodgers, 79, of North Reading and formerly of Reading, died at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. She was the wife of the late Alan E. Rodgers.

Born in Reading, on March 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Mary B. (Doucette) Sullivan. Betty was raised in Reading and attended Reading Memorial High School. She worked as a real estate agent, a nursing assistant in a North Reading nursing home and was home care aide.

She had a love for her family, her faith and the Lord.  She was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed family gatherings with siblings, children and grandchildren. She kept current with politics and political discussions. Betty was a resident of North Reading for the past 57 years and a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church for many years.

Family members include her sons, Gary Rodgers of North Andover; Steven Rodgers and his wife Kristin; and Michael Rodgers and his partner Susan Fino, all of North Reading; and her late daughter, Linda Rodgers. She is also survived by her brothers Ronald, Richard and Russell Sullivan. She was predeceased by her late brothers, Charles, Jr. and Robert Sullivan. She is also survived by her sisters Janet White and Marilyn Healey. She was predeceased by her late sisters, Dorothy Lunt, Elinor Dooley and Judith Akin. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Alida Rodgers, Greg Rodgers, Vanessa Rodgers, Sarah Gillespie and Erika Toronto. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Emma, William, Gabriel and Lincoln.

Visiting hours were held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading, on Monday, Nov. 6, 2016. Her funeral was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Trinity Evangelical Church, 105 Haverhill St.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., No. 19, Malden, MA 02148. To sign the guestbook, visit www.croswellfuneralhome.com.