Deborah Ann Rogers-Sambrook

Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:26


Deborah Ann Rogers-Sambrook, 54, passed away at the VITAS Innovative Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Frank Sambrook.

Deborah was born on June 7, 1963, in Waterbury, daughter of Walter “Bud” and Mary (Macdonald) Rogers. Deborah will always be remembered as a peacekeeper, nurturer and “mother hen,” who always put others first. She loved to travel, especially to the Midwest and Cape Cod, and visit her favorite beaches, Newport Beach in California and Clearwater Beach in Florida. Deborah also enjoyed riding with her husband on their American motorcycle through the Western Mountains.

Besides her husband and parents, Deborah is survived by her two sons, Mark and Joey DeFusco; two sisters, Kim Nadeau and her husband, Nathan, and Patty Gentile and her husband, Ray; her goddaughter, Katelyn Savage; godson, Andrew Grosky; her sister-in-law, Darlene Rogers; her cousins, Tracy Dionne and Annmarie Sajdak, who assisted in her care; and several other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Rogers.

Family and friends may call on Friday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Woodtick Memorial, 420 Woodtick Road, Wolcott. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, 1300 Woodtick Road, Wolcott. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

For more information or to send notes of sympathy and comfort to Deborah’s family, visit her tribute page at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Deborah’s name to Wolcott Crossroads, Inc, P.O. Box 6001 Wolcott, CT 06716.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:26. Updated: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:29.