Carol A. (Grimes) Rogers

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 November 2021 at 8:03 am

MEDINA – Carol A. (Grimes) Rogers, 85, of Sarasota, Fla. passed away Oct. 18, 2021, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  She was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Medina NY, a daughter of the late Glenn and Viola (Lansel) Grimes in Jeddo.

Carol was a graduate of Medina High School, class of 1953, and a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo. She began her career working in the office for the Lyndonville Canning Factory, was employed more than 25 years at Fisher-Price in Medina and East Aurora, and then moved to Florida where she resided for near 30 years.

Carol was very active, and last worked full time for more than 25 years for the Florida Department of Health – Sarasota County, until she retired at age 83 on June 4, 2019. She loved to bake, cook, and try new recipes, and would consistently put on luncheons for coworkers and friends, and sent goodie boxes to her family and friends. She enjoyed knitting and sewing, and during Covid, Carol used her sewing talents to make over 1,400 masks that she donated to family, friends, and others in the community.

Carol had a love of life, was kind, generous and caring to her family, friends, and others. Carol continues to make a lasting impact on future generations, through her participation in whole body donation, which will contribute directly to the advancement of medical science, research, and educational programs.

Carol was predeceased by her parents; former husband, Howard Rogers of Medina; sister, Jane (Bob) Pepe of Buffalo; and sister, Mary (Earl) Marsh of Nevada.

She is survived by her three daughters, Karen (Richard) Perugini of Medina, Kathy (Issac) Snowburg of VA and Judy (Gerald) Corrente of NJ; five grandchildren, Lindsey (Roman) Boitsov, Shelby (Dallas) Barnetti, Christina (Patrick) O’Carroll, Nicholas (Jessica) Corrente and Matthew Corrente/Alexa Gilbert; five great-grandchildren, Jack Jennings and Vivian Barnetti, Zoya and Ivan Boitsov, and Amelia O’Carroll; her brother, James (Beverly) Grimes of Buffalo; sister, Jean (Donald) Dix of FL; sister, Janet Tagg of Hartland; nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations in Carol’s name may be made to: American Cancer Society, Pen West Park, 2801 Fruitville Road #250, Sarasota, FL 34237, or via their website at