Hudson – Mary A. (Rodgers) Sleeper, 81, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Edward D. Sleeper, who died in 1987.
Mary was born and raised in Hudson, daughter of the late James T. and Gladys (Benjamin) Rodgers. She always enjoyed spending time with her family, especially camping in Vermont during the summer months with her husband Ed and family. Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She took great pride in the raising of her children and caring for her home in Hudson. She was a former member of Christ King Parish and Saint Michael Parish in Hudson and was currently a member of the First Federated Church Parish in Hudson.
She is survived by her children, Mary R. Colleton and her husband Stephen of Hudson, Anne Marie Mason of Westborough, and Susan Sleeper-Bemis and her husband Lowell of Jessup, Ga. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas Rodgers and his wife Sue of Auburn, her six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert, James, William, and John Rodgers.
A funeral service will be held Friday, May 3, at 11:00 a.m., in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery of Hudson. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.