Hazel M. Rogozinski

Hazel Rogozinski, 84, of Simpsonville, widow of Richard John Rogozinski, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

Born in Forest City, NC, she was a daughter of the late J. Earl & Willie Tate Melton.

Mrs. Rogozinski is survived by her children, Kathleen M. Logan of Litchfield, CT, and Richard J. Rogozinski of Simpsonville, SC; three extremely close grandchildren, Brooke A. Nihan of Harwinton, CT, Jill K. Logan of London, and Scott R. Logan of Thomaston, CT; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Lily; and two siblings, Shirley Rogozinski of Simpsonville, SC, and David Melton of Waterbury, CT.

She was a fierce defender of anyone she loved,  especially her three grandchildren.

She pushed them to achieve and to be completely honest with themselves and others. She was a motivator, constructive critic, and safety net along the way.

The  annual back to school shopping trips, many meals shared and hours of phone conversations asking for her advice. 

She always offered everyone a green tic-tac from her purse and acted like green tic-tacs could cure anything! 

No matter the circumstances, she had the right outlook on life. She wasn’t going to be taken advantage of but she also saw all the good life had to offer. 

The last conversation I had with my Grandmother, according to Jill,  she told us that she and my Grandfather survived a bombing in a London hotel.  In an extremely terrifying event, she was a survivor, grabbing onto a stranger in a smoke filled hotel corridor and struggled down several flights of stairs with a twisted ankle. She searched and had to wait for hours for Grandpa, not knowing if he was hurt or killed. At the end of the story she said ‘other than that, I really enjoyed my trip.’

She is so special and  will be there in our hearts and memory forever.  We Love you.  

Condolences to the family of Hazel M. Rogozinski

  • Beth Rogozinski
    2 months ago

    Sending love and condolences to all of the family – Ritchie and Kathy, Brooke, Jill and Scott and Auntie Shirley. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Hazel. I’ll always remember how glamorous she was every Christmas wearing her red velvet gown.

    What a beautiful slideshow and memorial you erected to her and what a good life!

    Love and prayers to you all, Beth Rogozinski

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