Michael F. Rogers

Michael F. Rogers, a lifelong Southold resident, died on April 25, 2013. He was 59 years old.

Born in Riverhead on Dec., 8, 1953, to Frank B. Rogers Jr. and Helen A. Zimnoski, he was a graduate of Southold High School.

On Nov. 21, 1998, he married the former Debbie Day and together they made their home in Southold. Michael was a direct care coordinator for East End Disability.

Michael enjoyed sports, especially the Mets and the Dallas Cowboys. He played high school soccer and had played softball for the Southold Town softball team. He coached his own children in sports and enjoyed playing darts and a game of pool with his son, Michael.

He was a great father, husband and friend, with a wonderful sense of humor, said family members.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie; two children, Michael S. Rogers and Elizabeth A. Rogers; two stepdaughters, Kimberly and Michelle Swiskey; two grandchildren, Madeleine G. Rogers and Layne P. Swiskey; his mother, Helen Rogers; and his sister Joan A. Powell. He was predeceased by his father, Frank B. Rogers Jr., and a sister, Susan A. Rogers.

The family received friends April 29 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes, where prayer services were conducted by Father Thomas P. Murray. Interment was at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice.

This is a paid notice.