Patricia G. Rogers died peacefully at home on Jan. 28. She was 92.

She was born in Norwood to Frank Gordon Gibson and Gertrude Southwell Gibson. Growing up in Hyde Park and Dedham, she had a cherished childhood shared with her brothers, Jim, Bill and Butch, and their many cousins.

At the age of 16, she and her family moved to the Vineyard, and would welcome a fourth brother, Roger. They lived on Cedar Tree Farm off County Road in Oak Bluffs. She graduated from the Oak Bluffs High School.

In 1949, she married John G. Rogers of Vineyard Haven, where they made their home and family with their children Nancy and James.

John went to work for the Steamship Authority in the early 50s. When the crew went on strike in the 60s, Pat entered the work force. After waitressing and working at the Sears store in Vineyard Haven, she found her niche working with numbers. This led to a career as a bookkeeper and treasurer in various positions until her retirement in 2000.

Pat had numerous avocations including music, gardening, animal welfare and Boston sports teams. She always had a garden of one kind or another, and a very green thumb, undoubtedly inherited from her father and her grandmother Nellie, both of whom were talented gardeners. In her house there are still plants she nurtured that were started by her father more than 50 years ago.

She had a deep love of music and singing. For most of her life, she could be found singing in some sort of choral group — school choruses, church choirs, community choruses – and sometimes under the direction of her daughter. She was a member of Island Community Chorus at its founding and served as treasurer for a number of years.

She and her husband John shared a passion for animals and there was never a time when she didn’t have a cat, or a dog, or both. She was an original board member of P.A.W.S. and remained on the board until her death.

Along with John, she trapped and cared for many feral cats so they could be spayed or neutered. When she had to euthanize her beloved Siamese cat Lily, she knew she could not be alone, so she took a trip to the shelter in Edgartown and came home with Dusty, a 12-year old, very shy kitty. Dusty quickly warmed up to her and was soon cuddling up on the pillow with her every night.

Pat enjoyed special times with her father when he took her on the train into Boston where they might take in a Red Sox game, or just walk around, enjoying the city.

She was a lifelong avid fan of all the Boston teams, but her favorite was the Celtics. She could tell you about their current record, the rising stars, the coaches and anything about the Bill Russell/John Havlicek era.

At the core of her being was her love of family. She always supported her children in their various endeavors, even during difficult times. She loved her husband deeply, and missed him every day since his sudden death nearly 20 years ago. She adored her parents and brothers. The arrival of her first grandchild, Adam, brought her infinite joy, which was increased by the addition of Adam’s brother Jeremie and her granddaughter Phebe. She cherished them deeply and was overjoyed at the arrival of not one, but four, great-grandchildren.

Her family wishes to extend their profound thanks for the care and support received from the excellent staff of the VNA Hospice program: nurses Sandy, Cheryl and Jackie; home health aides Lisa, Lara and Liz; social worker Susan; and the schedulers. The extra care she needed the final few months was provided with professionalism and sensitivity to her wishes, and the family’s needs.

She is survived by her children: Nancy, her husband Eric and their daughter Phebe; James and his wife Kathy, and their sons Adam, his wife Anne and their children Simon and Dean, and Jeremie, his wife Liz and their children Grayson and Lilyanna. She is also survived by beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her funeral was held on Feb. 2 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown. She was interred alongside her husband at Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Memorial donations can be made to P.A.W.S. at, the Cape VNA Hospice division, or the John G. and Patricia G. Rogers Memorial Scholarship at Martha’s Vineyard Bank.