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Mr. Francis E. Rogers
December 15, 2023


Mr. Francis E. Rogers, a longtime resident of Somerville, MA passed away on December 15, 2023. He was the only child of Mildred Rogers who passed away back in 1985. Francis was better known as Frank who shared lifelong memories with the Hobson family who loved him as family. Some of Frank's many achievements were he was a Golden Glove boxer, avid basketball player and licensed pilot. He was the first black man to have a successful kidney transplant at Beth Israel Hospital over 20 years ago. Frank will be greatly missed!

An interment service was celebrated in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Medford. For additional information, please visit,

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Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home
29 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155