JoAnn Adamski Rogers, 82, of Westport, CT peacefully passed away in her home Friday, November 26, 2021. JoAnn was born on June 19, 1939 in Binghamton, NY to Edward and Angelina Adamski.
She married her loving husband and one true love, Edward Rogers, on June 20, 1959. They spent the next 62 years together until her passing, their love never wavering.
JoAnn is remembered with love by her two daughters, Michelle Byrne and Karen Houseworth, sons-in-law Eugene Byrne and Mark Yingling, three grandchildren Lauren Byrne, Sydney and Edward Houseworth, her brother-in-law Bill Bennett, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved sister, MaryLou Bennett.
JoAnn was a dedicated wife and mother, first and foremost. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana, a name her grandchildren affectionately gave to her. JoAnn was full of life, her home was always the "place to be" as she made everyone feel welcomed.
She loved to cook; it was one of the many ways she showed her love.
She was a sassy woman, known for her strong-willed and sometimes stubborn ways, she liked to do things her way, and was usually right anyway.
She loved to bowl, read, play bridge, golf, go to the casino, and enjoy time with her girlfriends. But above all her family was everything to her.
JoAnn gave strength a new meaning. She battled extreme chronic pain and health conditions, never once complaining or showing any signs of weakness. JoAnn smiled through it and continued to put everyone before herself. She was selfless in everything she did. Her faith as a devout Catholic guided and comforted her.
JoAnn lived her life with grace, dignity, and love. Her legacy will live on in those who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
There will be calling hours at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Luke's Parish, 49 North Turkey Hill Rd., Westport, CT, on Saturday December 4th at 11:30 a.m.
Burial will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport.
Memorial contributions in JoAnn's honor may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.stjude.org/donate