William G. “Bill” Rogers, age 70

of West Dennis

William G. “Bill” Rogers, age 70

William G. “Bill” Rogers, age 70, of West Dennis, formerly of Braintree, died peacefully, Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

Bill was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Braintree, and was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1969, where he was a three-sport athlete. He attended Babson College where he was a two-time soccer captain and All-New England First Team selection. Upon his graduation in 1973, Bill went on to coach soccer at Babson College and was part of three NCAA Division III Championships in six years. He was inducted into the Babson College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Babson’s soccer field is named Hartwell – Rogers Field in honor of Bill and fellow Hall of Famer, Coach Bob Hartwell. After coaching, Bill worked in commercial real estate, eventually residing on Cape Cod in retirement.

Beloved son of the late Madaline A. (O’Neil) and George A. Rogers, Jr.

Devoted brother of Susan R. Smith and her husband Russell of Braintree, Steven G. Rogers and his wife Joanne of Londonderry, N.H.

Loving uncle of Adam and Emma Smith, Andrew and Alissa Rogers.

Graveside Services will be conducted at Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West Street, Braintree, on Monday, August 9, at 11 a.m. Visitation prior to the service at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc., 68 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.


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  • RIP old friend. We had alot of great times at Babo….

  • So sorry to read the news. My condolences to your family. You set a great example. You left great Babo memories on the field. Rest In Peace.

  • Best neighbor, best friend. Missing you already…
    Be at peace.

  • Bill………….you may be gone…but NEVER forgotten. If you met Bill, you were his friend!
    (Unless you were an opposing player!!) Toughest competitor I ever had the pleasure of playing with, and there were/are many at BABO. Love ya man!! Tick

  • As a staff person at Babson in the early ‘70s, I had the great pleasure of watching Billy captain the soccer team to many victories and then coach the team to an NCAA championship. He played hard but fair and expected nothing less from his teammates and players. A class person with a ready smile. The Babson field bears fitting tribute to him and his coach. I am sure he will be missed by family, friends, teammates and former players. RIP.

  • So very sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. He was always someone the neighborhood kids all looked up to, a star athlete from a great family and a wonderful role model. Our condolences to Steven, Susan and their families. RIP, the Lee family from Elmlawn Road

  • A great teammate, leader and friend.