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Updated: 12/06/2013 08:00:01AM

Anne Elizabeth Rodgers

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Anne Elizabeth Rodgers, 89, formerly of Ledyard, Conn., and Port Charlotte, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at MorningSide Residence Adult Family Home in Seattle, Wash.

She was the oldest of four children, born in 1924 to Anne and Chris Kane of Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y.

Anne was involved in her church, and was devoted to her Catholic faith, supportive of the Edmundite Brothers, Boys Town and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She loved living near the ocean, cooking for her family and friends, hosting parties and needlework.

Anne is survived by her brother, Chris; four children, John, Daniel, Louise and Tina; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 1/2 years, Henry Rodgers.

The Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Fla. The Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, followed by interment at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that loved ones consider making contributions in Anne’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 (Tribute number 34654090), or call 800-822-6344. Please visit to leave the family condolences and to sign the online guestbook.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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