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Laura Rodger

June 10, 1927 — April 7, 2020

Laura “Tommie” Rodger, 92, of Newark, VT passed away peacefully at the Jack Byrne Palliative Care Center in Lebanon, NH on Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.

Tommie was born at home and raised in Newark, VT, the daughter of the late Peter and Florence (Cross) Sebastin.  She was married 46 years to Richard H. Rodger.

She enjoyed being surrounded by family gatherings and friends, playing card games and board games.  Tommie looked forward to Monday lunches at the Burke Meal Site followed by playing bingo and Monday night suppers with her son, Rocky and his wife, Charlotte, and granddaughter Terry, and her husband, Bud.

Over the years, she enjoyed cooking at Burke Mountain, Lyndon Institute, Lyndon State College, East Burke School, and the St. Johnsbury House.

Tommie is survived by a son, Rodrick  Rodger (Charlotte); a daughter, Kathlyn Gray (Stanley); a sister, Florence LeBarron; grandchildren, Terry  Littlefield (Bud), Mary Lowry, Penny Barnes, Timothy Gray, Candy Dolman (Jared), Cindy Rodger, Johnathan Rodger, Richard Rodger, Rodger Sheldon (Valerie), Steve Sheldon (Melissa), Karl Sheldon (Crystal), Rodrick  Rodger (Jen), Thomas Rodger and Adam Rodger (Heather); nephews, Scott LeBarron and Gary LeBarron and many Great and Great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard H. Rodger; son, Richard P. Rodger and a daughter, Maxine Rodger.

For Calling hours given the current social restrictions, the family will be available from 5-7 PM Monday, April 13, 2020 at the Guibord Funeral Home, 15 Main Street in Lyndonville for a special drive-by-visitation.  Guests are to drive south on Main Street exiting on Center Street but remain in their vehicles.  This will be your opportunity to show your love and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial is being scheduled for 11AM Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the St. Elizabeth Church in Lyndonville with the burial to follow at the Woodmont Cemetery in East Burke.

Memorial donations may be made to the Burke Senior Meal Site, PO Box 100 (212 School Street), West Burke, 05871.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Drive by Visitation

Monday, April 13, 2020

Starts at 5:00 pm

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndon, VT 05851

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

630 Hill St, Lyndon, VT 05851

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