Allen 'Mink''s Story
Allen 'Mink' Rogers of Byfield, Mass., joined his beloved grandmother, Mildred Pearson, in heaven on August 24, 2017. Allen Pierce Rogers was born March 17, 1930, to the late Allen Rogers and Capina Earabino. Allen attended and graduated from the Byfield school and Newburyport High School/Vocational, Class of 1948. He worked locally at a few farms and Cherry Hill Nursery but eventually found his greater calling in the US Navy. He proudly served during the Korean War on the USS BUCK 761 and The SOTOYOMO 121. He went on to work and retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
He was a member of the VFW Post 1093 Ipswich and the Charles Dame Masonic Lodge of Georgetown. Mink found joy in hunting and trapping with his beloved dogs and going flea marketing. He took pride in his friends, family and being a Dogtowner, "Back in the day all a man needed to be happy was a hunting dog and a gun."
Allen was married to the late Barbara Matson with whom he had two children. Later in life, he met and married Doris G. Purslow and cared for her boys as if they were his own. Thank you for your selflessness and helping us all. You will be sorely missed.
Published on  October 4, 2017