Frances “Biddy” Roger
New Britain Resident
Frances “Biddy” Roger, 82, of New Milford, Conn., went home to God on April 11, 2017, after a 10-year battle with cancer. In New Britain she leaves Molly and Ralph Sherman, Emma Sherman and Zack Capitao, Nick Sherman, and David Sherman. She is also survived by a wide circle of well-loved friends and family in the United States, Canada, and abroad.
Biddy was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. She married her great love, soul mate, and best friend John B. Roger of New Milford in a gown she designed and made herself. They raised their daughters in the home where her husband grew up. Biddy loved her family, both her countries, picnics on the deck, tea, and spring peepers. Nearly every summer of her life she traveled to her beloved Camp Sugarplum in New Brunswick, Canada.
For her whole life Biddy served her church, and was a “founding mother” of Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House, feeding the hungry and destitute. She lived her abiding faith quietly serving others with no thought of personal glory, and was bewildered by repeated recognition for her lifelong devotion to serving others.
The family wishes to thank New Milford Oncology and VNA Hospice, especially Roby Johnson for her tenderness. Please consider memorial contributions to Loaves & Fishes, St. John’s Episcopal Church, or VNA Hospice, all of New Milford. Services will be held Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church on the Green, New Milford.